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Politics

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ron Paul - More Power for the Fed / Politics / Central Banks

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week I was pleased to see my Republican colleagues take up the cause to fully and completely audit the Federal Reserve by including my language from the Federal Reserve Transparency Act in a Motion to Recommit the financial regulation reform bill. Although this effort was defeated by the Democrat majority, there were many good reasons to support it.

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Politics

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ben Bernanke’s Missing Puzzle Pieces / Politics / Central Banks

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe “Man Who Saved the World,” Ben Bernanke delivered a truly incredible speech last week, stating that he was “puzzled” by the recent rise in Gold. A few of his more startling comments are below:

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Politics

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Congress Or Fed Too Big To Fail? / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe mark of political sovereignty is legal immunity from failure. For example, the government of the United States cannot be sued without its consent. It is above the law. It must consent to expose itself to the possibility of failure in a court.

In school, we are taught about an ancient idea that is long out of favor: the divine right of kings. What did it mean? I think most people would find it difficult to say. It meant that there was no earthly court of appeal above the king. The king's judicial word was law, because no higher authority could lawfully overturn his word.

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Politics

Friday, June 25, 2010

Towards a New Monetary Order / Politics / Central Banks

By: Thorsten_Polleit

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHenry Ford is alleged to have said that "it is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

The spirit of his words encourages us to put forward questions about the banking and monetary system — especially in view of the international credit-market crisis. Is it a good thing that central banks have cut interest rates essentially to zero and have increased the base-money supply dramatically to support the financial sector? Will depression be prevented if governments underwrite banks' balance sheets and run up huge deficits in an attempt to strengthen production and employment?

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Politics

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Is Alan Greenspan a National Security Risk? / Politics / Central Banks

By: Fred_Sheehan

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article(Reuters) - "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said 'outrageous' advice from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan helped create record U.S. budget deficits that put national security at risk." -February 25, 2010

Alan Greenspan lamented U.S. budget deficits in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2010 ("U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy"). For an analysis of Greenspan's flapdoodle, Barry Ritholtz covered the turf on his blog, The Big Picture. The former Federal Reserve chairman should have withheld comment, given his personal contribution to the nation's poverty-stricken state.

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Politics

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Criminal Legacy of Alan Greenspan / Politics / Central Banks

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRyan McMaken writes: For those of us who were mere economics undergraduates in the 1990's, Alan Greenspan was rather like a god. Admittedly, the vision of Greenspan handed down to the undergrads by the faculty wasn't one of vulgar hero-worship. Greenspan's mumblings and evasions were, after all, treated with bemusement by the faculty. But, there was the feeling that Greenspan, for all his lack of clarity, seemed to understand things that the rest of humanity didn't understand, and there was indeed faith in the idea that he must possess almost supernatural powers in fine-tuning the economy to ensure economic prosperity indefinitely.

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Politics

Saturday, June 12, 2010

One Bank Ruled Them All, Trichet's ECB Powergrab  / Politics / Central Banks

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Thursday, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet announced that he would continue the ECB's low interest rates (1 percent) and easy lending policies for the foreseeable future. Wall Street rallied on the news sending shares skyrocketing 273 points on the day. Trichet also said that he would continue his controversial bond-purchasing program which has drawn fire from wary German leaders who fear the onset of inflation. The bank chief adroitly dodged questions on the program suggesting that he will operate secretively like the Fed, buying up downgraded assets and concealing their original owner. By appointing himself the de facto Fiscal Czar of the European Union, Trichet has stopped the fall of the euro, scattered the short-sellers, and zapped the markets upward. Not bad for a day's work.

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Politics

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Fine Print of Central Banking Money Printing / Politics / Central Banks

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJonathan M. Finegold Catalan writes: Since the rise of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has become a superstar of sorts. It frequently makes headline news, whether due to some type of utility shortage, some political scandal, or a corruption case. The most common perception of Venezuela is one of economic peril. Indeed, analysts have been predicting the government's collapse since at least 2007. While Chavez's Venezuela has survived so far, most agree that its economy limps on one leg and that default is only a matter of time.

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Politics

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chairman Alan Greenspan, A Fiat Mind for a Fiat Age / Politics / Central Banks

By: Fred_Sheehan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA speech delivered at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Conference: "Austrian Economics and the Financial Markets," held at the University Club in New York City, May 22, 2010. Comments in brackets and italics were cut from talk due to time constraints. The speech can be heard in the "Interviews" section of the AuContrarian.com website, and, on the Ludwig von Mises website along with those of other conference speakers.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stage Set For Another Bernanke Inflationary Adventure / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Brady_Willett

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFederal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, has been eerily quiet during the recent market storm.  To be sure, seemingly oblivious to the happenings in EU-land Mr. Bernanke’s speech, The Economics of Happiness, was delivered shortly after major riots in Greece and shortly before the historic nearly $1 trillion plan was announced to try and prevent the destruction of the Euro. As for Bernanke’s speech a month earlier, the tone was that of victory:

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Markets vs. Bernanke / Stock-Markets / Central Banks

By: Michael_Pento

Who should investors listen to; the markets or the Fed? One says we are in for a double dip recession, the other just raised GDP forecasts.

The head of our central bank Benjamin S. Bernanke has a perfect track record for predicting economic outcomes. Unfortunately, his track record is only perfect due to its 100% inaccuracy. The Fed Chairman once assured investors that the subprime housing crisis was contained and would not bring down real estate prices or affect the overall economy.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Federal Reserve Does NOT Control the Financial Markets / Stock-Markets / Central Banks

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFREE eBook reveals why the Fed is powerless to change the economic course

As the world's leading stock markets continue to play stomach-hockey with investors via one triple-digit turn after another, the mainstream community takes solace in this core belief: No matter how uncertain things become, the Federal Reserve can at any moment swoop in to set the economy right.

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Currencies

Friday, May 14, 2010

Theory of Central Banking Rapidly Falling Apart / Currencies / Central Banks

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCentral banks are about to learn the global economy is not Alice's Restaurant.

In case you don't know the tune, here is the crucial line: "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant"

Anything you want, seems to be the attitude of central banks. The problem is, it is virtually impossible for every central bank to get what it wants at the same time, when they all want the same thing, cheaper currency relative to each other to stimulate jobs and exports.

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Politics

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fed Transcripts Shows A Methodical, Diabolical Destruction of America's Wealth / Politics / Central Banks

By: Fred_Sheehan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Federal Reserve releases transcripts of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings with a five-year lag (as required by law, the Fed would like to burn them). Transcripts for 2004 meetings were released on April 30, 2010. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 998 points on May 6, 2010. The 2004 transcripts help explain why the Dow could have disappeared last week.

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Politics

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fed Audit Under Fire / Politics / Central Banks

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

It doesn't come as too much of a surprise that the measure to audit the Federal Reserve is coming under continuous fire from the central bank and its cronies. For the first time since the Federal Reserve was created nearly a century ago, they have hired an actual lobbyist to pound the pavement on Capitol Hill. This is a desperate effort to hang on to the privilege of secrecy and lack of accountability they have enjoyed for so long. Last week showed they are getting their money's worth in the Senate.

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Politics

Saturday, May 08, 2010

End the Budget Deficit, End the Fed / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom time to time, someone asks me: "What would you do about the Federal deficit?" I have this amazing answer: "End it immediately. Then run a surplus until it is paid off 100% – exactly as I would do with my own budget."

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Politics

Friday, May 07, 2010

Why the Fed Does Not Want an Audit, America is Wall Street's Sucker / Politics / Central Banks

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRep. Alan Grayson: You Own the Red Roof Inn, Thanks to the Fed; Why the Fed Does Not Want an Audit; America is Wall Street's Sucker

Please play this must-see video by Alan Grayson explaining in great detail exactly why the Federal Reserve does not want to be audited, and thus why it absolutely needs to be audited.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Fed Must Be Audited, The Fraudulent Practices of the Federal Reserve / Politics / Central Banks

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn March 2004, when Alan Greenspan was Fed chairman, he suppressed the opinions of those Fed officials who knew that there was a housing bubble.

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Politics

Monday, May 03, 2010

Secretive Fed Hiding Counterfeiting Operation, Audit the Fed / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRetiring Senator Chris Dodd's financial reform bill is now open for debate in the U.S. Senate. For the next few weeks, the public will be treated to media sound-bite snippets of Senatorial debate on various aspects of the Senate version of the reform bill. The bill is supposedly designed to prevent a replay of the 2008 crisis, in which 75 years of Federal financial reform laws proved utterly useless in preventing the crisis.

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Politics

Friday, April 16, 2010

Central Banking is an Engine of Corruption / Politics / Central Banks

By: Thomas_J_DiLorenzo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch has been written about the famous debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over the constitutionality of America's first central bank, the Bank of the United States (BUS). This was where Jefferson, as secretary of state, enunciated his "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution, making his case to President George Washington that since a central bank was not one of the powers specifically delegated by the states to the central government, and since the idea was explicitly rejected by the constitutional convention, a central bank is unconstitutional.

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