“Nothing Else Matters”: Central Banks Have Bought A Record $1.5 Trillion In Assets In 2017

“Nothing Else Matters”: Central Banks Have Bought A Record $1.5 Trillion In Assets In 2017:

Central banks have bought a record $1.5 trillion of financial assets in just the first five months of 2017, which amounts to $3.6 trillion annualized, “the largest CB buying on record.”

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Is Bitcoin Standing In For Gold?

Is Bitcoin Standing In For Gold?:

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

In a series of articles posted on www.paulcraigroberts.org, we have proven to our satisfaction that the prices of gold and silver are manipulated by the bullion banks acting as agents for the Federal Reserve.

The bullion prices are manipulated down in order to protect the value of the US dollar from the extraordinary increase in supply resulting from the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) and low interest rate policies.

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A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash

A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash:

According to the Fed’s latest annual “household well-being” report, 23% of US adults are not able to pay all of their current month’s bills in full while 44% of respondents said they wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense like a car repair or medical bill.

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“Trickle Down” Has Failed; Wealth and Income Have “Trickled Up” to the Top .5%

“Trickle Down” Has Failed; Wealth and Income Have “Trickled Up” to the Top .5%:

Central bank policies have generated a truly unprecedented “trickle-up” of wealth and income to the top .5%.

Over the past 20 years, central banks have run a gigantic real-world experiment called “trickle-down.” The basic idea is Keynesian (i.e. the mystical and comically wrong-headed cargo-cult that has entranced the economics profession for decades): monetary stimulus (lowering interest rates to zero, juicing liquidity, quantitative easing, buying bonds and other assets– otherwise known as free money for financiers) will “trickle down” from banks, financiers and corporations who are getting the nearly free money in whatever quantities they desire to wage earners and the bottom 90% of households.

The results of the experiment are now conclusive: “trickle-down” has failed, miserably, totally, completely.

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