Ron Paul Fears The Future Under Janet Yellen "Is Grim Indeed"

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Submitted by Ron Paul via The Free Foundation,

The news that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the next Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System was greeted with joy by financial markets and the financial press. Wall Street saw Yellen's nomination as a harbinger of continued easy money. Contrast this with the hand-wringing that took place when Larry Summers' name was still in the running. Pundits worried that Summers would be too cautious, too hawkish on inflation, or too close to big banks.

The reality is that there wouldn't have been a dime's worth of difference between Yellen's and Summers' monetary policy. No matter who is at the top, the conduct of monetary policy will be largely unchanged: large-scale money printing to bail out big banks. There may be some fiddling around the edges, but any monetary policy changes will be in style only, not in substance.

Yellen, like Bernanke, Summers, and everyone else within the Fed's orbit, believes in Keynesian economics. To economists of Yellen's persuasion, the solution to recession is to stimulate spending by creating more money. Wall Street need not worry about tapering of the Fed's massive program of quantitative easing under Yellen's reign. If anything, the Fed's trillion dollars of yearly money creation may even increase.

What is obvious to most people not captured by the system is that the Fed's loose monetary policy was the root cause of the current financial crisis. Just like the Great Depression, the stagflation of the 1970s, and every other recession of the past century, the current crisis resulted from the creation of money and credit by the Federal Reserve, which led to unsustainable economic booms.

Rather than allowing the malinvestments and bad debts caused by its money creation to liquidate, the Fed continually tries to prop them up. It pumps more and more money into the system, piling debt on top of debt on top of debt. Yellen will continue along those lines, and she might even end up being Ben Bernanke on steroids.

To Yellen, the booms and bust of the business cycle are random, unforeseen events that take place just because. The possibility that the Fed itself could be responsible for the booms and busts of the business cycle would never enter her head. Nor would such thoughts cross the minds of the hundreds of economists employed by the Fed. They will continue to think the same way they have for decades, interpreting economic data and market performance through the same distorted Keynesian lens, and advocating for the same flawed policies over and over.

As a result, the American people will continue to suffer decreases in the purchasing power of the dollar and a diminished standard of living. The phony recovery we find ourselves in is only due to the Fed's easy money policies. But the Fed cannot continue to purchase trillions of dollars of assets forever. Quantitative easing must end sometime, and at that point the economy will face the prospect of rising interest rates, mountains of bad debt and malinvested resources, and a Federal Reserve which holds several trillion dollars of worthless bonds.

The future of the US economy with Chairman Yellen at the helm is grim indeed, which provides all the more reason to end our system of central economic planning by getting rid of the Federal Reserve entirely. Ripping off the bandage may hurt some in the short run, but in the long term everyone will be better off. Anyway, most of this pain will be borne by the politicians, big banks, and other special interests who profit from the current system. Ending this current system of crony capitalism and moving to sound money and free markets is the only way to return to economic prosperity and a vibrant middle class.

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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:28 | 4057359 BLOTTO
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Destroy the financials

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:29 | 4057375 Groundhog Day
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anything unger Yellen is grim indeed.  She is repugnent.  Generations of inbreeding

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:31 | 4057383 knukles
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Where's Ron when we need him?
Fuck, Jimmy Carter was better than this shit....

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:35 | 4057406 SWRichmond
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"Anyway, most of this pain will be borne by the politicians, big banks, and other special interests who profit from the current system."


One way or the other... 

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:54 | 4057497 CPL
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OT:  Baidu is now accepting BitCoins as payment.


The BTC price is going apeshit now.  Means Google, priced in US, is going to be eaten unless Google adopts BTC.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:06 | 4057559 boogerbently
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I'm REALLY hoping Paul and his ilk are the beneficiaries of the dem/GOP foolishness.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 21:39 | 4058929 philipat
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I'm sure it won't be long until The Fed come up with a way to naked short paper Bitcoin?

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 05:33 | 4059607 Scarlett
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They got Corleone's approval on this one.  


Fasten your seatbelts, the 10-magnitude zombie outbreak is coming.


It has been a pleasure.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:56 | 4057506 Dareconomics
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Yellen will increase QE, easing, accomodation or whatever euphemism they're using in order to maintain the status quo.  The marginal utility of each extra printed dollar is lower than the last.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:33 | 4057407 James-Morrison
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At least Jimmy had his heart in the right place.
Bronco is a total sociopath.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:55 | 4058068 NotApplicable
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The fact that he believed his own wishful thinking is still sociopathic, as is the entire concept of the greater good.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:09 | 4058343 Notarocketscientist
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Actually Jimmy Carter was the last president with any sense - recall his speech about living beyond our means?  Nobody wanted to hear that - no sireee - we want to live large - and we will vote for anyone who promises us that.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:29 | 4057384 redpill
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she likes easy money and fur pie in the morning

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:34 | 4057391 BLOTTO
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As i was saying...(i got caught off:)


('They') Destroy the financials,

destroy religions,

destroy genders,

and destroy families...

so they can replace with a one new world order.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:12 | 4057875 aerojet
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I doubt that they set out to accomplish any of the things you listed.  Rap music culture has done more to destroy families than anything the Fed has done.  It's not like people were better off in 1913 or 1971, btw.  It's really all just flawed human beings with our flawed systems.  I still think that as bad as the dysfunction is today, it pales in comparies to the WWI era where an entire generation of men was pretty much wiped out of existence because of misplaced chivalric/Victorian era type thinking.  Progressives back then had one excuse:  They did not have history's awful tragedies to act as a stern warning about such horrifying stupidity.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:48 | 4058040 mvsjcl
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Is that the Shit Just Happens Theory of social progress?

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:56 | 4058080 NotApplicable
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In 1913, one could save the purchasing power of a dollar, so I'd say things were infinitely better. Today, there is no escape from continual the non-stop theft of purchasing power.

Remember, saving is the result of producing more than you consume.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:40 | 4058307 Element
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You need to do quite a lot of reading about the geopolitical string-pulling going on during WWI, if you think that was down to dodgy Victorian-era thinking. The Balfour Declaration is a smoking-gun, and how it came about explains much of what went on, especially toward the middle and end of WWI, and the US's involvement.

During the first meeting between Weizmann and Balfour in 1906, Balfour asked what Weizmann's objections were to the idea of a Jewish homeland in Uganda, (the Uganda Protectorate in East Africa in the British Uganda Programme), rather than in Palestine. According to Weizmann's memoir, the conversation went as follows:

"Mr. Balfour, supposing I was to offer you Paris instead of London, would you take it?" He sat up, looked at me, and answered: "But Dr. Weizmann, we have London." "That is true," I said, "but we had Jerusalem when London was a marsh." He ... said two things which I remember vividly. The first was: "Are there many Jews who think like you?" I answered: "I believe I speak the mind of millions of Jews whom you will never see and who cannot speak for themselves." ... To this he said: "If that is so you will one day be a force."[6]

Two months after Britain's declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire in November 1914, Zionist British cabinet member Herbert Samuel circulated a memorandum entitled The Future of Palestine to his cabinet colleagues. The memorandum stated that "I am assured that the solution of the problem of Palestine which would be much the most welcome to the leaders and supporters of the Zionist movement throughout the world would be the annexation of the country to the British Empire".


So that's what they did, largely colonial force cannon-fodder under British command took Palestine off the Turkish Empire, who handed it to the zionists. It's been endless wars and terrorism ever since.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:32 | 4057399 pkea
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Would anything change policywise( is there any political will) if something happens to yellen( she is not a spring chicken)

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:29 | 4057371 Headbanger
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Ripping off the bandage won't matter now that the patient has already been bled to death!

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:49 | 4057457 yrad
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He is my President. I was a delegate for him in Ft. Worth and I am now a Texian Nationalist working on secession. Guess who I will work to nominate as our 3rd President of the Republic of Texas?

"Don't steal, the Government hates competition"

-Dr. Ron Paul

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:29 | 4057372 NOTaREALmerican
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Ron, Ron, Ron...  

Everybody loves spending Other People's Money.     Ya just gotta deal with the reality of humans, Ron.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:30 | 4057381 BabyBen
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He makes more and more sense. FED Euthanasia!

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:29 | 4057385 Milestones
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Bingo Ron!! A right on article.                    Milestones

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:30 | 4057387 monad
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:30 | 4057388 ciscokid
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:56 | 4057792 overthehill
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Excellent video! Thanks for including it. so, if the 'money' creation stops there can be no more debt creation, and no more money created to pay the interest on the existing debt (bonds). That's how we get to default. So be it.

It's time to force real money back into the system per the constitution!

It's known as starting over . . . .

All the people with no money won't lose anything. . .  just food stamps. That will have to be replaced by charity! (Depression days . . .)

Those who have money will have to be allowed to exchange it for a new PM backed currency. (Hopefully the gold is still in Fort Knox and or in New York.

Those who have PMs will be able to exchange them (or not) for any new PM backed currency.

Ron Paul for President!

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:31 | 4057392 TeamDepends
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Dr. Paul nails it again.  She's a Grimm-type hobbit who tricks you into cutting your arm off.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:33 | 4057395 Tenshin Headache
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It's not a bandage to rip off. It's a cancer, and removing it will kill the patient. Not removing it will also kill the patient, only it will take more time.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:54 | 4057503 therevolutionwas
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Right.  So the former would me more merciful.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:32 | 4057402 ghostfaceinvestah
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I still like RP's idea to have the Fed write off their UST's as a solution to the debt ceiling.  Expose the farce for what it is - money printing.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:35 | 4057408 Spastica Rex
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Will springtime for America never come?

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:39 | 4057421 James-Morrison
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We ain't even made it to Halloween in America,yet
(Unless you consider the masked goons in DC playing trick or treat with our money.)

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:45 | 4057447 Spastica Rex
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How's it going up there? I still miss you down here. :(

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:50 | 4057484 therevolutionwas
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'brreak on through, break on through. break on through to the other side

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:58 | 4057511 NOTaREALmerican
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Re;  Will springtime for America never come?

Only if we listen to Krugman, and build a 600 ship space navy - using "Keynesian" debt - to hold off the pending Alien Space invasion.

If it worked once, it can work again.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:05 | 4057548 Spastica Rex
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Oh. I was actually just wondering when America gets its own Hitler.

Space navy sounds cool, though. I know a bunch of people are already signed up for a one way ticket to Mars. Surely, infinite sustainable growth is waiting for us among the stars. Can you imagine how cool slaughtering space Indians is going to be?!

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:35 | 4057413 bubblemania
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He's totally correct but what happens to all the debt owed and coming due. There needs to be a restructuring or much inflation to work us out of this trap. The later will be easier to swallow and the FED will do whatever it takes to start runaway inflation. They will keep rates low as long as possible to complete the transfer of wealth from the 99%.  

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:40 | 4057425 eddiebe
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QE doesn't need to end at all. What a quaint idea.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:38 | 4057427 NIHILIST CIPHER

Yellen is just another actor on the FED's stage play(WE PRINT THE MONEY AND FUCK OFF PEASANTS)      

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:45 | 4057444 kralizec
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Grim - Check.

End central planning?  OK now that just hit my funny bone!  Dr Ron did that on purpose, didn't he!


The End Is Near!

Plan accordingly...or not, the fuck I care...

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:43 | 4057445 resurger
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 is she a Joo?!

DOW 36K, rejoice Kitko

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:14 | 4057880 epwpixieq-1
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Japan tried that already(38,916 to be precise), did not work out too well for Nikkei, will not work here either and meanwhile someone may get rich and many will get poor:^N225+Interactive#symbol=^n225;range=my;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;

With the small difference that when this all started in Japan, they did not have any debt. Choose your options wisely.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:51 | 4057485 RaceToTheBottom
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Ron is a better writer than he used to be.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:51 | 4057487 Frank N. Beans
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Ron's right.  Yellin and the fedheads are wrong.  Does it matter?  Will it change anything?



Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:56 | 4057505 q99x2
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Yaaaa Ron Paul. I made my only campaign contribution to you (some of my Bernanke FASFA money.)

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:11 | 4057571 NRGIsFree
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LOL, "The possibility that the Fed itself could be responsible for the booms and busts of the business cycle would never enter her head."

Absolutely correct. They hire people trapped in the matrix to defend it. Brilliant!

A problem will never be resolved by the same level of consciousness that created it. So put small minded people in positions of power and the "problem" will never go away.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:50 | 4057738 vxpatel
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as long as you are in the top 5% there really is no's just the other 95%, the people who don't matter, that have the problem.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:17 | 4057886 aerojet
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It would require an awful lot of "capture" for that to be the case, but I guess it is possible.  Ideologues are often blinded to considerable horrors they created in their zeal for perfection.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 16:48 | 4057728 silverserfer
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someone please tell Ron Paul to keep away from grassy knolls from here on out. 

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