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Drugs & Demographics – National Tragedy, But Where From?

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, In 1928, the fertility rate of American females (aged 15 to 44) was 93.8 per 100,000. By 1931, the first year of full Great Depression and collapse, the rate had declined to 84.6. It would bottom out, unsurprisingly, around 1933 and 1935 and the end of the […]

Is Yellen Trying To Ride Into The Sunset?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Bernanke presided over the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. Greenspan had the 1987 crash, along with the 2000 DotCom bust. Volcker had the bond debacle of the early 1980’s and the subsequent Latin American debt crisis. For the past 35 years, every Fed Chairperson has been […]

Will Central Banks Derail The Shale Boom?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, The U.S. Federal Reserve has already increased interest rates several times, most recently in June, with promises to do much more. Rate hikes pose a problem for the oil industry, which has used debt to underpin a drilling boom across the U.S. shale patch. Higher rates could raise the […]

“Central Bankers Aren’t As Clever (And We’re Not As Dumb) As They Believe”

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, To complete a trifecta, maybe someone could interview Alan Greenspan about rational exuberance. The last of the latest Fed Chairmen, Janet Yellen, purports this week that the next financial crisis will not be in “our lifetimes.” The issue, however, isn’t even crisis so much as credibility. Given […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is The Deep State Creating Another “Crash Of 1929”?

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, Regarding the Great Depression… we did it. We’re very sorry… We won’t do it again. – Ben Bernanke   Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road—either too much inflation, financial instability, or both. – Janet Yellen In his […]

Yellen’s Self-Serving Assessment: Fed Is “Doing Pretty Well”

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Now that the bubbles have been blown (but still remain invisible to the Fed), Fed Chair Janet Yellen Yellen conveniently pats herself and the Fed on the back for a job piss-poorly done. Her self-serving assessment is the Fed is “doing pretty well”. And her new message of the […]

Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?

The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Anyone who believed that the political shift towards nationalism would somehow result in the elites giving up their Central Planning schemes is mistaken. Consider Europe… Recently, the European Union announced it would start researching whether or not to put an upper limit […]

Watch Live: Janet Yellen Tells America “Growing Up Poor Makes It Harder To Succeed As An Adult”

While not directly addressing monetary policy, this morning Janet Yellen delivers a speech titled “Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities” at the 10th Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington, D.C. And while she won’t talk about the pace of future rate hikes, or the future of the balance […]