Too Big To Fail

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A World Without (Big) Banks, Part I





In our Wonderland Matrix; we are frequently sold perversion by our corrupt governments, criminal banks, and (of course) the parrots of the Corporate media. Black is white. Down is up. Bad is good.

 

With respect to the latter perversion; while we have many examples to choose from, there could be no better selection than the obscenity dubbed by the Big Banks themselves as “too big to fail”. Regular readers are already familiar with my condemnation of this fraud, as too-big-to-fail is literally nothing but (very) thinly-veiled blackmail.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

2015 - Life In The Breakdown Lane





“Don’t look back - something might be gaining on you,” Satchel Paige famously warned. For connoisseurs of civilizational collapse, 2014 was merely annoying, a continued pile-up of over-investments in complexity with mounting diminishing returns, metastasizing fragility, and no satisfying resolution. So we enter 2015 with greater tensions than ever before and therefore the likelihood that the inevitable breakdown will release more destructive energy and be that much harder to recover from.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

Guest Post: 2014 - A Russian Viewpoint





"As a former military analyst myself I can tell you that by now the Russian intelligence community's "indicators and warnings" should be "flashing red" and that in all likelihood Russia is already preparing for war..."

 
Tyler Durden's picture

50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real





2014 was quite a bizarre year. The past 12 months brought us MH370, Ebola, civil war in Ukraine, civil unrest in Ferguson, the rise of ISIS and the fall of the Democrats in the midterm elections. Our world is becoming crazier and more unstable with each passing day, and we have a feeling that things are going to accelerate greatly in 2015... despite record-er-est US stock prices.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

Will The Fed Intervene In The Oil Market?





In a larger sense, the Fed is already intervening in the oil sector via its zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) and its unlimited liquidity for financial speculation.Should the Fed turn the dial of intervention up by buying futures and oil-based bonds, it is not a new policy--it is simply a matter of degree. The intervention has been going on in every sector since 2008. The implosion of the oil sector is simply the latest outbreak of consequence following cause.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is Coming





George Orwell once said that during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act“. That perfectly describes the era that we are currently living in. The truth does not bring fear and despair. Rather, the truth brings hope and it sets people free.

 
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The Fed NEEDS Inflation Otherwise the Bond Bubble Will Burst





Yellen doesn’t care about the economy. She cares about the US’s massive debt load AKA the BOND BUBBLE.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

Are Your Savings Safe From Bail-Ins?





"US Authorities could do it today... and I mean today"

 
Tyler Durden's picture

For Anyone That Still Believes Collapsing Oil Prices Are Good For The Economy





Are much lower oil prices good news for the U.S. economy?  Only if you like collapsing capital expenditures, rising unemployment and a potential financial implosion on Wall Street.

 
Tyler Durden's picture

10 Reasons Why A Severe Drop in Oil Prices Is A Problem





Not long ago, we wrote Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem. If high oil prices can be a problem, how can low oil prices also be a problem? In particular, how can the steep drop in oil prices we have recently been experiencing also be a problem? In our view, a rapid drop in oil prices is likely a symptom that we are approaching a debt-related collapse. Underlying this debt-related collapse is the fact that we seem to be reaching the limits of a finite world. There is a growing mismatch between what workers in oil importing countries can afford, and the rising real costs of extraction, including associated governmental costs. This has been covered up to date by rising debt, but at some point, it will not be possible to keep increasing the debt sufficiently. At some point the debt situation will eventually reach a breaking point.

 
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Why Banks Should Not Be Allowed To Manipulate Metals Markets In 4 Simple Points





As Day 2 of Carl Levin's Senate hearing on the fact that banks did indeed corner and rig the physical commodity markets - with the erosion of the line separating banking from commercial activities leading to the detriment of consumers and the financial system - we thought the world needed a 'dummy's guide' to why the biggest banks should not be allowed to do this... or in legalese, here are the four most negative effects of allowing FHCs to engage in Complementary Commodity Activities.

 
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Axel Merk: Why The Swiss Should Vote "Yes" On The Gold Initiative





With gold already moving today on rumors of an increasingly positive tone towards Switzerland's referendum on the Gold Initiative, Axel Merk notes that it appears widely misunderstood and discusses implications for gold, the Swiss franc and Switzerland as a whole. "Gold is the people’s money, not the government’s money to splurge...gold is a store of value that ought to back the currency in circulation." Ultimately, people should never rely on their government to pursue a gold standard, but consider pursuing their own, personal gold standard.

 
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How To Rig FX Like A Pro "Bandit", And Make Millions In The Process





We finally have the answer, courtesy of the FCA's partial and very much selective disclosure of FX rigging findings by "The Cartel", the "Bandits" and so on, as part of its wrist-slapping settlement, just how the big boys make millions in FX on every single fix. Hopefully one day the regulators, who are as corrupt and conflicted as the banks they quote-unquote police, will reveal all the documents in their possession and let the public decide what is important and what isn't. But in the meantime, for all those curious just why the Too Big To Fail are also Too Big To Prosecute, here is the blow by blow.

 
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