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Unmasking the Federal Reserve

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In the following clip, Joseph Salerno, Economics Professor at Pace University (and gasp, Austrian Economist) destroys basically the entire "About Us" page of the Federal Reserve.




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Thu, 03/15/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Thamesford
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I realize when the FED digitizes money out of thin air and buys assets, that appears on the FED's balance sheet.

However, with the claimed $11Trn added to the money supply plus the borrowing created by the banks borrowing form the FED - where are these assets recorded? I understand with the fractional reserve banking, one bank's loan is another banks FED deposit for more borrowing but the multiplier doesn't appear to be reflected in the published balance sheet?

Has this topic been answered in any historical ZH articles?






Wed, 03/14/2012 - 09:12 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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This is how the Federal Reserve is screwing you over


Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment gaoptimize
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Fine for mid-1990's, but it needs to be updated.  Several numbers (debt, interest rates, prices) have changed substantially.  It also doesn't address the fundamental problem of Government income transfer payments well, given its call for Government to control the creation of money.  I'm sure it could be written better if updated.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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I just finished The Creatire from Jekyll Island by Griffin, A Look at the Federal Reserve."

It's a must read if you ever want to understand this stuff.



Wed, 03/14/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment Money 4 Nothing
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"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws" — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

Are we really becoming better as a Nation? The Fed's primary job was to keep inflation under control. Or at least that's what they swore to do.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment Alpha Monkey
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Isn't my dog such a cute puppy.  Hey puppy.... - Meow. says the "dog".


Wed, 03/14/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Corrupt F ups
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In order to end the fed we need to address the debts accumulated under inflationary assumptions.

The greenback party fought for inflation as loans were easier to pay back.  Under a hard currency many farmers were bankrupted as prices/profits fell but loan payments did not.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 08:26 | Link to Comment Norma Lacy
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He started off pretty well  but when it degenerated into an ad for disgusting cadillac suvs which his wife "has to have" he lost me altogether.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:33 | Link to Comment TooBearish
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Republic?- what republic are u referring to sir? these arrogant bastards KNOW they are in total control of YOUR life....

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:32 | Link to Comment non_anon
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since 1913, and still among us

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:35 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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"Pinky, this must NOT get out. It will ruin my plans to Rule The World!"

"Uh, sure, Brain."

"Call the Taupe Wonder. I have orders for him."

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment XitSam
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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:24 | Link to Comment innsbrooklad
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Like the bank stress test..Who made the rules...The FED...They can do anything they want.

CBO just riased trhe 2012 deficit estimate and February was the biggest shortfall for one month ever. Do you think anyone cares????

The fellow that said get usede to it is right..These people will keep prining money and hiding the truth as long as they can.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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The entire government is a pyramid scheme ponzi scam, their only motive is to impoverish society and keep them enslaved for eternity. 

Prepared for hyperinflation? 

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment alexwest
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looks more like a political hack than real economist


Wed, 03/14/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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You go Joe!

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 06:51 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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You're pissing up a rope, kid.  The FED is in full fucking control of EVERYTHING which includes you.

Get used to it.  It's going to get worse.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 05:59 | Link to Comment Pseudolus
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Now, not so fast . . .
I didn't think . . .
The way I am ,
I have a roof,
Three meals a day,
And I don't have to pay a thing,
I'm just a slave and everything's free.
If I were free.
Then nothing would be free.
And if I'm beaten now and then,
What does it matter?

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 09:07 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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"I have a roof,
Three meals a day,
And I don't have to pay a thing"


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