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Monetary Policy Since The Great Recession

Monetary Policy Since The Great Recession

After the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Great Recession it precipitated, the exceptionally sluggish recovery, and now the pandemic recession, the U.S. has essentially entered a new macroeconomic environment. For most of the 2010s there was a general consensus that inflation was not too much of a problem. This very complacency has now set the stage […]

Will Cash Be Obsolete Soon ?

Will Cash Be Obsolete Soon ?

by William J. Luther Calls for the US to adopt a central bank digital currency (CBDC) appear to be growing. China launched a digital renminbi in April, leading many to worry that the US is falling behind. Other countries will no doubt follow. Arguments in support of CBDCs often relate to cash, since the former would function […]

Are Digital Assets Coming Of Age?

Are Digital Assets Coming Of Age?

Colin Lloyd   Last month more than 12,000 delegates descended on Miami for the 2021 Bitcoin Conference. This year’s event attracted six times the number who attended the 2019 event. With luminaries ranging from Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, to libertarian icon, Ron Paul, in attendance, it begs the question, ‘Have digital assets finally […]

A Universal Basic Income Is Essential and Will Work

A Universal Basic Income Is Essential and Will Work

. . by Ellen Brown A central bank-financed UBI can fill the debt gap, providing a vital safety net while preventing cyclical recessions. According to an April 6 article on CNBC.com, Spain is slated to become the first country in Europe to introduce a universal basic income (UBI) on a long-term basis. Spain’s Minister for Economic […]

Trump’s War on the Fed

Trump’s War on the Fed

    By Ellen Brown October was a brutal month for the stock market. After the Federal Reserve’s eighth interest rate hike, on Sept. 26, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 2,000 points, and the NASDAQ had its worst month in nearly 10 years. After the Dow lost more than 800 points on Oct. 10 and the S&P […]

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

. . .. . By Ellen Brown . Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are invested in the stock market, either directly or through their investment vehicles (sovereign […]

2015: The Last Christmas in America

2015: The Last Christmas in America

Two authors are predicting hard times for America and the world. Most past predictions have not been borne out, but a few were right about 2008 By Charles Hugh Smith, November 30, 2015 The game of enabling more debt by lowering interest rates and loosening lending standards is coming to an end. If we define Christmas as […]