Alan Greenspan Rocked By 50% Deflation In Three Months

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For a man who spent his entire career, over half a century, generating ~2% inflation leading to the great middle-class wealth transfer known as the "great moderation", and of course the great financial crisis, personally experiencing 40% deflation in under three months must be the supremest of ironies.


Oh wait, 40% two weeks ago. Make that 50% deflation as of today... or as the Princeton economics department would say, an annualized deflation rate of #Ref!


And in other news, one wonders how long before the brand new book of that other financial humorist gets the Joseph A Bank "buy 1 get 3 free " treatment.


Out of curiosity, just how does one get rich carefully by losing 95% in Bear Stearns a week ahead of its insolvency?

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Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:47 | 4300653 The Shootist
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He's the deformed shield traitor from 300.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:52 | 4300663 max2205
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I just wiped my ass with page 69... It felt great!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:56 | 4300668 Soul Glow
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Alan Greenspan is fiine!!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:04 | 4300695 nmewn
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"I've talked to my people. He's fine!"

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:13 | 4300838 nope-1004
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F'n Greenspan.  Ya.... I'll buy that book.  I've got nothing better to do than read something full of lies - at half price.  F'n prick.

The thing won't sell even at 100% off, because the public KNOWS that their money printing and QE policies were banker-buddy bailouts and US debt monetization, with zero help to J6P.

Now stepup to the mic and lie some more about the real benificiaries of your asinine policies, Mr. Yellen.

The pigmen need to face the crowds.  Don't worry, I'll be there..... 

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:47 | 4300897 LetThemEatRand
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I hereby pledge that if I see anyone in an airport, restaurant, or other public place reading GreenRand's fucking book, I will publicly berate said individual even if it means shaming or threat of wool violence from nearby sheep.   Fuck you Greenspan and the fucking Ayn Rand horse you rode in on.  At least your buddy Rand could sell books you fucking traitor to America.  And at least your former co-author Rand had the decency to admit that her books were Fiction.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:14 | 4300971 TheLooza
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seriously a lesson for those who want to name their book something uncatchy. call that shit hookers and blow, sit back and watch the money come in.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:40 | 4301007 LetThemEatRand
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Or just couch your bullshit message in interesting characters and create a simplistic narrative that appeals to sheep.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:51 | 4301023 akak
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Or use a hyperbolically alarmist title, maybe something like "Economy in the Balance".

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:16 | 4301070 Never One Roach
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"I'm from MFGlobal. Trust me."

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:56 | 4301118 Keyser
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And the old stand by, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help!" 


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:55 | 4301191 Manthong
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Inevitable: those books will be in the dollar stores selling for a buck, which means they wholesaled for half that.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 02:25 | 4301215 markmotive
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I remember when Greenspan was treated like a god. "The Maestro", he was called. He could do no wrong and people ate up the moral hazard he created.

It is rumored that he was NOT happy when this documentary on money and banking was released.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 04:46 | 4301297 dogbreath
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I read the autobiography of the Shah of Iran way back,  and then the Manuel Noriega's,  and then the FBI guy who handled Ruby ridge and Waco.     They all had this quality of sanitizing history.  I am guessing this will be worse.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:08 | 4301557 SAT 800
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Wait; how about, "Global Warming Now !"; I bet we could sell that?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:29 | 4301156 A Nanny Moose
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/sigh. We've been over this Rand/Greenspank guilt by association horseshit argument before. FFS, Don't make me repeat myself. Greedspank is not Rand, Rand is not Greenspank goddammit.

Finkle is however, Einhorn.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:13 | 4300968 Greenskeeper_Carl
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"because the public knows" . negative. the public is fucking clueless. ask 'the public' about QE, ZIRP, TARP, etc. I will punch myself in the face if 1 in 10 of the public knows what 1 out of 3 means. im glad his book isnt selling, but it is not because the public is becoming wise to their ways. nothing could be further from the truth

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:58 | 4301036 nope-1004
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In your context, those that know nothing will also then not know who the fuck Greenspan even is.  But for those that know who he is, and presumably those that would know would be the ones to look at the book before purchasing, they will judge him for the mess he has made.

But yes, as far as the general public, they are clueless and can't even read properly.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 02:55 | 4301237 Skateboarder
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I can guarantee that most, if not all, of my peers (mid to late 20s) don't know who Greenspan is. But then again, I think that notion applies to all age groups.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:03 | 4300672 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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As for me it don't matter, Greenspan or Cramer, they are both FUCKERS.  These two are both douchebags

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:14 | 4300710 Cacete de Ouro
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Cramer has no idea how bad his book sales are (to use his own words)...he has no idea, HE HAS NO IDEA how bad it is out there..NO IDEA....

Ed: that's quite enough Cramer for one night....

This Cramer 'no idea' clip never ceases to amuse me:

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:28 | 4300739 Crash Overide
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Seriously this fucking guy is amazing, Cramer is easily the smartest of the retarded.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:20 | 4301151 monoloco
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I disagree, that slick glossy paper just kind of smears things around.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:58 | 4301898 U4 eee aaa
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probly clog yer terlot too

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:41 | 4301009 BillyTheBlade
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See! See! Deflation really is the threat! Thank you 2% inflationary target that will save us!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:07 | 4301551 SAT 800
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Reading is one of my major activities,and normally, I'm willing to read the personal thoughts of people on both sides of an issue; but I wouoldn't want to get close enough to anything Greenslime wrote to read it; afraid I might get some on me. I realize he's just an over-educated moron, but he ACTS like an agent of the devil.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 14:54 | 4302016 Notarocketscientist
Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:47 | 4300654 ArkansasAngie
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If I gave a rats arse

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:47 | 4300656 ebworthen
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The title for Greenspan's book should have been:  "The Crap and the Apothecary"

Jim Cramer's book title should have been:  "Gut Fleeced Carefully"

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:54 | 4300665 the0ther
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Man if only the dudes breathing would deflate by 50%…

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:59 | 4300671 I am Jobe
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Hope he dies broke and his woman is sold to the Al queda 

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:59 | 4300678 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Greenspan is 42 years older than his wife.  The fucker is an old vampire

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:07 | 4300694 NoDebt
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If they have kids, I'm sure he drinks their blood every night.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:52 | 4300787 RaceToTheBottom
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Even worse, he plays tennis.

He probably wears those head sized eyeglasses

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 04:41 | 4301293 secured_party-c...
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.....and those Jack Tripper shorts....

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 14:02 | 4301901 U4 eee aaa
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Mr Magoo eyeglasses and Jack the Ripper shorts

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:44 | 4300770 Ralph Spoilsport
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Andrea Mitchell ain't no spring chicken either at 66.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:20 | 4300982 Promethus
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Wait. If Andrea Mitchell is 66 and Alan is 42 years older than his wife (3 posts up) that would make him 108. Now I have to go Google.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 02:50 | 4301236 akak
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And he doesn't look a day over 102!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 07:56 | 4301366 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Made me laugh. Even Greenspan's liver spots have liver spots.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:03 | 4300683 fijisailor
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Hey I found that book in goodwill for .99 cents.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:05 | 4300687 NoDebt
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You overpaid.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:07 | 4300702 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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I agree with you NoDebt, they should pay us to read the books of Greenspan and Cramer.  Alot of trash is written to the sheeple.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:20 | 4300723 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The only way to determine the fair value of Greenspan's book is by determining its BTU content.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:38 | 4300756 cynicalskeptic
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or its page count (divided by two)  compared to the cost of a comparably sized roll of bargain brand toilet paper

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:36 | 4301172 PT
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I'd still prefer the toilet paper.  Jack of all Trades, Master of None ...

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:41 | 4300763 Ralph Spoilsport
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I bet his book would disappoint at the raw combustion level also. If you had a nice fire going, adding this book would put the fire out in short order.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 14:08 | 4301904 U4 eee aaa
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Although, if your house was on fire and you threw a bunch of these books on it, the fire would only increase in intensity. Like all other Fed by products, these books have unique physics that tend to mess you over no matter what you try to do with them

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:05 | 4300685 NoDebt
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50% off.... like the value of a dollar under his Fed Chairmanship.  How's it feel on the receiving end, Alan?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:33 | 4300992 yrbmegr
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I guess he printed too  Give me a moment to chuckle.

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