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Thanks to the Efforts of the Federal Reserve

In 1977 the Eagles spoke to us about “Hotel California.” Lyrics are here. A few lines from the song “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light… Then I was thinking to myself this could be Heaven or this could be Hell Welcome to the Hotel California Some dance to remember, some dance to forget They’re living it up at the Hotel California We are all just prisoners here of our own device Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive, You can check out any […]

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Hotel California and the Federal Reserve

In 1977 the Eagles spoke to us about “Hotel California.” Lyrics are here. A few lines from the song … “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair… Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light… Then I was thinking to myself this could be Heaven or this could be Hell Welcome to the Hotel California Some dance to remember, some dance to forget They’re living it up at the Hotel California We are all just prisoners here of our own device Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive, You can check out […]

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The Federal Reserve Must Go

If you want to permanently fix America’s economy, there really is no other choice.  Even before Ron Paul’s rallying cry of “End The Fed” shook America during the peak of the Tea Party movement, I was a huge advocate of shutting down the Federal Reserve.  Because no matter how hard we try to patch it up otherwise, the truth is that our debt-based financial system has been fundamentally flawed from the very beginning, and the Federal Reserve is the very heart of that system.  The following is a free preview of an upcoming book that I am working on about […]

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Titanic Parallel to the Federal Reserve

Thinking about the 105th anniversary of the sinking Titanic, the Titanic-sized debt in the world, and the role of central bankers… The RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England at noon on April 10, 1912 and struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic just before midnight on April 14. She sunk less than three hours later. Her maiden voyage lasted about 110 hours. The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, was created by congress late in 1913. Her “maiden voyage” devaluing the dollar has lasted over 103 years. (All quotes and Titanic facts come from Wikipedia. Opinions are my […]

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12 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve May Have Just Made The Biggest Economic Mistake Since The Last Financial Crisis

Has the Federal Reserve gone completely insane?  On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, and it signaled that more rate hikes are coming in the months ahead.  When the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates, it becomes less expensive to borrow money and that tends to stimulate more economic activity.  But when the Federal Reserve raises rates , that makes it more expensive to borrow money and that tends to slow down economic activity.  So why in the world is the Fed raising rates when the U.S. economy is already showing signs of slowing […]

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How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed.  For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article.  In this piece, I am going to explain why the […]

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Why Donald Trump Must Shut Down The Federal Reserve And Start Issuing Debt-Free Money

If Donald Trump truly wants to fix the economy, he must shut down the Federal Reserve.  If he just tries to patch up our current system, he will fail, because it has been fundamentally flawed from the very beginning.  A little over a century ago, very powerful forces on Wall Street convinced Congress to completely restructure our financial system.  An immensely powerful central bank known as the Federal Reserve was created, and the goal was to transform the U.S. dollar into a debt-based currency that would continuously be inflated and to create an endless debt spiral from which the federal […]

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Donald Trump Is Right – Here Are 100 Reasons Why We Need To Audit The Federal Reserve

When one of our major politicians gets something exactly right, we should applaud them for it.  In this case, Donald Trump’s call to audit the Federal Reserve is dead on correct.  Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Federal Reserve has far more power over the economy than anyone else does – including Barack Obama.  Financial markets all over the planet gyrate wildly at the smallest comment from Fed officials, and virtually every boom and bust cycle over the past 100 years can be traced directly back to specific decisions made by the Federal Reserve.  We get all excited about […]

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The Federal Reserve Just Made Another Huge Mistake

As stocks continue to crash, you can blame the Federal Reserve, because the Fed is more responsible for creating the current financial bubble that we are living in than anyone else.  When the Federal Reserve pushed interest rates all the way to the floor and injected lots of hot money into the financial markets during their quantitative easing programs, this pushed stock prices to wildly artificial levels.  The only way that it would have been possible to keep stock prices at those wildly artificial levels would have been to keep interest rates ultra-low and to keep recklessly creating lots of […]

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What If the Fed DOESN’T Raise Rates?

We’ve gotten it into our heads that Fed Chair Janet Yellen is on her way down from the mountain top carrying stone tablets etched with the details of a rate hike. We don’t know exactly what form it will take, but let there be no doubt – the financial gods have spoken, so a rate hike there will be! But it’s not that simple. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is the group that determines monetary policy. This group must reach a consensus on policy changes before anything new can happen. At the last meeting, the vote to keep rates […]

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