Chart Of The Day: The Rise Of Global Central Planning

Tyler Durden's picture

There was a time when the world had (somewhat) free markets. Then Lehman failed as the inevitable culmination of a credit bubble that was second in size and severity only to the one being blown currently, and the central planners took over, converting equity, bond and FX markets into nothing but monetary policy tools dominated by central banks. Below is a great summary of how parallel to SkyNet's HFT takeover of stock trading, the central planners conducted their own not so stealthy take over of all capital markets. The chart is open-ended. Expect much more intervention by the Big 4 in the months and years ahead as the circular nature of increased central bank intervention leading to less faith in financial markets leading to increased private sector deleveraging leading to increased-er central bank intervention and so on, accelerates.

Meet the 4 unelected dictators of the no longer even pretending to be free "developed" world.

Source: Goldman Sachs

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blabam's picture

A bunch of cocksuckers.

Stackers's picture

I abandoned free market principals to save the free market system.

GetZeeGold's picture




Don't push us.....or we'll do it again.


Manthong's picture

If evil is to be vanquished, those mugs will end up on a deck of cards.

Dalago's picture

Where's the one picture of the Rothschilds?

metastar's picture

These are the four aces in the enemies of humanity deck.

Lohn Jocke's picture

Ah, you post along with your photo of Dr. Osterman fluctuates between coincidence and irony, depending on which ending to Watchmen you subscribe to. Like a metaphor for dualism.

MillionDollarBogus_'s picture

Pay off all your debt, save some cash, buy some physical precious metal.

All are life jackets for the inevitable sinking to come.

Those guys are Joseph Hazelwood and the world economy is the Exon Valdez.


prains's picture

4 guys who between them couldn't get 20 push ups done let alone save the world

CrimsonAvenger's picture

I abandoned the illusion of free market principals to save my ass.


mickeyman's picture

In order to save the market . . . I had to destroy it.

vmromk's picture

Cocksuckers is too mild a term.

Psychotic criminals is a slightly better description.

FUCK YOU helicopter Ben.


Dr. Richard Head's picture

Plus, cock suckers provide a service to humanity.  These guys?  Not so much.

Clint Liquor's picture

Yes, but they are predictable and you can make money off of anything that is predictable. So, place your bets on incompetence and arrogance (the Fatal Conceit).

Colombian Gringo's picture

Whats wrong with cocksuckers? At least a cocksucker gives you a happy ending; allowing these criminal banksters to control our lives ends up in tears.

CommunityStandard's picture

I agree.  There's just too much cocksucker hate.  Bankster should be the dirty word.

Lohn Jocke's picture

Not sure if role playing...or B D S M...

Yancey Ward's picture

I hate to tell you this, but the giving and receiving are the opposite of what your comment implies.

GubbermintWorker's picture

Benny makes the others look like amateurs!

Bay of Pigs's picture

central bankers, the scourge of humanity

ebworthen's picture

A train steaming towards a broken bridge, drinks flowing in the bar car.

Chug-chug, puff-puff.

Rainman's picture

I still don't know how to price in ongoing financial treachery by these global terrorists. Neither does anybody else.

TideFighter's picture


Benny aaannnd the rest, here on Benigan's Island.

mayhem_korner's picture



I understand the sequel, The Fall of Central Planning, is due out soon.

wildsilver's picture

Recorded for broadcast on Comedy Central  

Clint Liquor's picture

That was written by the Romans. The latest is titled, Central Planning: How may fucking times do we have to endure this scourage on mankind before we kill it once and for all?

BurningFuld's picture

Their Banker masters wouldn't have it any other way now would they?

Winston Churchill's picture

No pic of Wily E Coyote ?

We all know how his planning works out.

Unprepared's picture

B. Shalome B. is not doing this for worldly gratification, there are 12 virgin printers awaiting him in central bankers' heaven.

caimen garou's picture

who let the monkeys out of their cage this early in the morning? feeding and shit slinging don't start for another couple of hours!

surfsup's picture

The perp walk of the un elected!  Nice Tyler... 

surfsup's picture

Last time I checked the Sun didn't charge interest for helping grow that tomatoe plant in the garden...    "Culture of the Fleece" a new novel by G Edward Griffin    (kidding)

GeezerGeek's picture

But don't think governments wouldn't tax the sunlight if they could.

surfsup's picture

But one has to ask who are above these guys?  Power in absentia has been the way for some time so always look beyond the mask . . .     

q99x2's picture

Hey what's the deal? Gasoline just went up over $5 a gallon here in SoCal. Like over night. Did someone just launch a war or something?

A82EBA's picture

$3.30 here in Houston

Uncle Remus's picture

Dood, seriously, WTF are you still doing in that shit hole?

GeezerGeek's picture

Part of Obama's plan t help the middle class. He said so during the debate, which I didn't watch. Raising gasoline prices will force more and more people onto public transportation, saving money and resulting in cleaner air. Win-win!

Go Tribe's picture

romney's opposition to tbtf last night was refreshing, called it the biggest kiss to wall street banks. look for the age of central planning to slowly recede if these monsters  are allowed to fail.

woggie's picture

recent empirical findings have confirmed candy (aka sugar) is addicting.

hedgehog9999's picture

Foking politbureau tactics adopted by western nations, we all know how that ended up.

I give them a year from here......maybe a few months.

Uncle Remus's picture

Nice "Wanted" poster.

TrumpXVI's picture

We've been down this road before.  

I remember The Vietnam War when the paradigm became, "We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

q99x2's picture

I've noticed that oil spikes everytime the banksters anticipate a collapse of some kind. Like before the financial crisis. Its a raping before the pillage. Some one call the police. Arrest them.

Hey this election we get to vote them all out. Fuck them traitor M'Fers.

poor fella's picture


WHY is it so goddamned hard to take out the $%^& TRASH?!? EVERYONE needs to vote out incumbents... JFC. Same tick-bastards will be sucking next year and ever after until The Body is dead.

Instead of 'I Voted" stickers - people need to make the pledge and don a "I Voted AGAINST" sticker..