Tag: keynesian economics

Deflation and Central Bank Delusions

| January 12, 2015 | Category: Economy
Deflation and Central Bank Delusions

I expect that central banks will not voluntarily self-destruct by allowing a deflationary depression, that politicians will demand more QE to keep the system afloat, and that central banks will decide that rapidly rising gold and silver prices are a small price to pay in exchange for the continuance of the system that keeps the political and financial elite both wealthy and powerful.

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Stay Hedged with Precious Metals against Geopolitical Tensions and Monetary Policies

Stay Hedged with Precious Metals against Geopolitical Tensions and Monetary Policies

I have long advocated that individuals should own physical bullion as a protection against the monetary recklessness of these bankers. This creation of money out of thin air and the application of more liquidity than the productive economy actually needs has caused the purchasing power of these fiat currencies to evaporate. Stay hedged with precious metals.

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Ron Paul vs Paul Krugman: Who Is The True Prophet, Who Is The False?

| November 29, 2013 | Category: Economy
Ron Paul vs Paul Krugman: Who Is The True Prophet, Who Is The False?

Journalist Jeremy Hammond had the ingenious idea of contrasting the Austrian, free-market school of economics with the Keynesian, pro-government school on the recent financial crisis through a close examination of the words of two commentators: former Congressman Ron Paul, schooled in the Austrian perspective, versus the Nobel Prize–winning Keynesian and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. The book is a must read for everyone who is serious about economics and looking for the truth.

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Sorry, We The People Are No Machines

| May 12, 2013 | Articles: Insights
Sorry, We The People Are No Machines

Are we right to conclude that consumers (at least in the US, and very likely in Europe as well) do not have the ability AND willingness to take on more debt in order to spend more? Maybe there is some spending fatigue. As the French use to say: c’est trop.

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Quantitative Easing is a HEAVY Load

Quantitative Easing is a HEAVY Load

Our current Quantitative Easing process is creating about $85,000,000,000 in digital currency each month, or about $1 Trillion per year. About half a century ago we could buy a cup of coffee for $0.15, gasoline for $0.19 and a new car for under $2,000. What changed was the value of the money. We increased spending, budget deficits, national debt, and the money in circulation, and prices increased as a result.

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Gold – Maybe The Most Controversial Asset Of Them All

Although the hardest asset of them all, it has always been one associated with emotions. A lot of people have a kind of a love/hate relationship with gold. But if even the Nobel price winner for economics evokes so much controversy about his theory and the real function of the oldest of all assets, then it mostly proves us that gold is the most misunderstood of them all.

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Peter Schiff & Doug Casey About Gold, Dollar Collapse & US Fed

| February 1, 2013 | Articles: General

In a recent interview, Doug Casey talks with Peter Schiff about his expectations of the gold price and the future of the dollar. They discuss the role of the central bank(s) in today’s debt crisis and conclude that the Fed is trapped. They end with some tips on where individuals and investors can go to with their money.

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Paul Brodsky: The Real Idea Behind The Trillion Dollar Coin

Obviously, the Trillion Dollar Coin idea is a political ploy with a targeted mission: to rid the US Treasury of its debt ceiling, which is an increasingly frequent and embarrassing public reminder of government ineptitude. Everyone knows government-led de-levering is not a serious threat. However, the irony of the scheme and its MMT / liberal Keynesian promoters could not be more delicious. The scheme exposes the forty year-old charade, otherwise known as the global monetary system, better than any mind-exercise we have been able to come up with.

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Michael Pento Sees Global Economies Deteriorating

In his weekly update, Michael Pento analyzed some important macro economic data globally. He came to the well known conclusion that economic conditions worldwide are deteriorating. In this article, you will read the latest macro economic data with Michael Pento’s interpretation.

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Big Ben’s Ghost of QE Past, Present, and Future

| December 24, 2012 | Articles: General

Dollar bills glide effortlessly to the ground, dropped from the giant QE machine in the sky. All is quiet, all is calm. There is peace on earth, well, at least in Washington D.C. and on Wall Street. And then with a horrible crash, another Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) explodes and collateral damage spreads far and wide. Cut to three am in the Big Ben bedroom …

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Is There a Best Way to Return to a Gold Standard?

| December 20, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Many of us see hair-curling rates of price inflation not too far down the road. Today inflation is hardly noticeable. But what’s coming will be so painful and so disruptive that soaring prices will become the voting public’s number-one complaint. How will the politicians respond? They will be responding to an audience for whom the idea of fiat money (even with a picture of a dead president on every bill) has been discredited. The obvious alternative to fiat money will be a return to a gold standard, and it’s hard to imagine what competing proposals might get in the way. In such an environment, being pro-gold will be politically smart. […]

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Marc Faber Explains Unintended Consequences Of Money Printing & Favors Gold

Marc Faber is one of the very successful investors on earth. He recently explained his view on the monetary policies of the developed regions in the world. Obviously he is no fan of the  Keynesian way of thinking which is applied by the central banks in the developed regions. The Keynesian policy considers easy money as a way out of economic recession and deflation. They argue that money creation smoothens out the business cycle. In his presentation, Marc Faber demonstrates that these kind of interventions achieve exactly the opposite: they make the business cycles much more violent, create extreme fluctuations in economic activity and result in far more financial volatility. In […]

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Peter Schiff About Gold, Fiscal Cliff And Real Economic Growth

Earlier this year, Peter Schiff published his book “The Real Crash”, which explains how an economy grows and how it crashes, in simple language. Yesterday’s Black Friday appeared to be an ideal event to explain again the basic principles he presents in his book. The author commented on the picture of Black Friday that the media has created: people stepping out of warehouses with their shopping carts full of goods. He points to the key problem that the all those goods are produced in other countries (in this case, seen from the perspective of the US). Peter Schiff explained in his book and he repeats again that “it’s not the buying” […]

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Money Is Neutral – The Great Keynesian Fallacy

| November 7, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Money Is Neutral – The Great Keynesian Fallacy

This article is an excerpt from the Mountain Vision newsletter. We stronlgy encourage you to subscribe to the service. In this week´s edition of Mountain Vision, I will dig deeper into a subject I have only indirectly touched upon in some of my previous postings. Basically it is one of the greatest fallacies in both the Keynesian and Monetarist theoretical framework that will ultimately help decide your optimal portfolio allocation! Both Keynesians and Monetarists build their models on the assumption that money is neutral with regard to the economic outcome. In other words, the mainstream economists believe that monetary policy should be used to increase aggregate demand in the short run […]

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