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How The Fed Destroyed The Functioning American Democracy And Bankrupted The Nation

"...a functioning democratic republic is premised on a simple agreement that We (the people) will freely choose our leaders... The intervention of the Federal Reserve into that equation, controlling interest rates, outright purchasing assets, and plainly goosing asset prices has introduced a cancer into the nation which has now metastasized."

Economic Recovery - But For Who?

"The Federal Reserve is protecting, enabling, and rewarding a shrinking number simply for being asset holders (not for doing anything with those assets) while punishing the growing majority for having few or no assets... and ensuring the vast majority never will be asset owners as asset prices surge versus stagnant wages."

Tales From The FOMC Underground

"Many of today’s economic troubles are due to a fantastic guess proved false... That the wealth effect of inflated asset prices would stimulate demand in the economy."

The Great Misconception Of A Return To "Normal"

The narrative seems to be that 2009 was a one off event and that the central banks role was and still is to "stabilize" the situation until things "normalize". But right there...that idea that 2009 was a "one-off" or "abnormal" couldn't be more wrong. 

Putting It All Together...

Population growth, economic growth, and resultant energy consumption are inexorably slowing. The Federal Reserve knows it can not stop this and is simply slowing the inevitable with interest rate cuts to incent greater consumption via skyrocketing credit/debt...

"Everyone's A Genius"

At market tops, it is common to see what I call the ‘high-five effect’ - that is, investors giving high-fives to each other because they are making so much paper money. It is happening now. I am also suspicious when amateurs come out of the woodwork to insult other investors.

Why The Stock Market Has Soared (And We'll All Soon Know What It's Like To Be A Madoff Client)

The absolute disconnect of asset prices from economic activity is and will continue to be unlike anything we have seen. This is no more of a "free market" than shooting a cow in a pasture is "hunting".  "Invest" accordingly, but know full well the ill gotten gains will one-day, someday, sooner than later, be entirely gone and we'll all know what it felt like to be Bernie Madoff clients.