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Category Archives: Alan Greenspan

An Open Letter To The Fed’s William Dudley

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, Dear Mr. Dudley, Your recent remarks in the wake of last week’s FOMC statement were notably unhelpful. In particular, your excuses for further rate hikes to prevent crashing unemployment and rising inflation stunk of rotten eggs. Crashing Unemployment Quite frankly, crashing unemployment is a construct that’s new to popular […]

From Debt Peons To Wage Slaves – Are Students A ‘Class’?

Authored by Michael Hudson, via NakedCapitalism.com, Students usually don’t think of themselves as a class. They seem “pre-class,” because they have not yet entered the labor force. They can only hope to become part of the middle class after they graduate. And that means becoming a wage earner – what impolitely is called the working […]

How To Stick It To Your Banker, The Fed, & The Whole Doggone Fiat Money System

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon via Acting-Man.com, Bernanke Redux Somehow, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke found time from his busy hedge fund advisory duties last week to tell his ex-employer how to do its job.  Namely, he recommended to his former cohorts at the Fed how much they should reduce the Fed’s balance sheet […]

A VIX Below 10 Means This…

The CBOE VIX Index closed today at 10.11 (having traded with a 9 handle briefly intraday), which got ConvergEx's Nicholas Colas wondering what a single-digit reading may indicate about US stocks.  Three historical periods back to 1990 feature a sub-10 VIX: December 1993, January 1994, and Dec 2006/Jan 2007.  In each case, US equities were […]

The Fed is Not Political, And I Have a Bridge To Sell You

Via The Daily Bell There is an old saying that one should never talk about politics or religion. I think that is just a way to make sure people don’t talk about anything productive or eye opening. And I think it is basically the same attitude that makes the New York Times tell us not […]

Ron Paul Rages “The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote on the bill at any time. The bill passed by voice […]

Angst In America – Disappearing Pensions

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, “Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans, and they will succeed.”   – Ben Stein   “Lady Madonna, children at your feetWonder how you manage to make ends meetWho finds the money when you pay the rent?Did you think that money was heaven sent?” […]

Rajan Warns “The Fundamental Problems Of The Financial Crisis Are Still With Us”

Authored by Christof Gisiger via Finanz Und Wirtschaft, Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, warns of more turmoil ahead if the developed world fails to adapt to the fundamental forces of global change. It is a pivotal moment on the eve of […]

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising Or Falling? Why?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Others believe it is overstated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US […]

Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military spending. An understanding of the effect on the economy is therefore timely. A number of […]