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Butterfly Bernanke: “Ah don’ know nuthin’ ‘bout pricin’ gold, Miz Scarlet”


Bernanke2I recently interviewed Michael T. Snyder on the Financial Survival radio program.  Mr. Snyder is the author of TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com and of a recent novel entitled The Beginning of the End.  He’s an intelligent young man with an enviable education:  B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia; a law degree and a Master of Laws of Taxation from the University of Florida.

In the course of the interview Mr. Snyder confided that, ever since he was a young boy, he sought and expected to find teachers who could explain to him how the world really works.  But he never found such teachers at the grade school, junior high, or high school levels.  That didn’t surprise him, but he did expect to find such teachers at the college level.  He didn’t.  He definitely expected to find such teachers at the advanced degree levels for a Juris Doctorate and Master of Tax Laws.  He found no such teachers.

More, in the ten years since he completed his last degree, he’s come to the shocking conclusion that, in the world of economics, no one actually knows what’s going on.  Our economy seems to bump along from one crisis to another and, so far, has seemed to survive—but no one really knows why.

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“Helicopter” Ben Bids Bye-Bye?


Helicopter Ben Bernanke (Courtesy of Google Images)

Helicopter Ben Bernanke (Courtesy of Google Images)

Last Tuesday, while being interviewed by Charlie Rose, President Obama referred to Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve’s chairman, saying:

“He’s already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to.”

Later in the day, former Federal Reserve governor Laurence Meyer suggested that, with that remark, President Obama,

“. . . essentially fired Ben Bernanke on the spot and gave him a fairly tepid testimonial afterward.”

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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Economic collapse, Economy, Obama

 

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Federal Reserve is “Paper-Tiger”; Real Power held by Exchange Stabilization Fund


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Conspiracy theories abound concerning bankers in general and the Federal Reserve System in particular.  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve are routinely accused of being controlled by global bankers, and being responsible for the America’s economic decline and march towards fascism and servitude.

The author of the following videos asserts the the real “villain” in control of America’s economic and political system is not the Federal Reserve System, but rather the shadowy Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF).  The ESF was created in A.D. 1934 as a low-profile agency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (currently headed by Tim Geithner).

If the author of these videos is correct, the Federal Reserve is the Lee Harvey Oswald (the “patsy”) of the assassination of The United States of America.

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The Blame Game


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For the past week, the world watched and waited for Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to deliver his Friday speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Depending on whatever course of action he might reveal save or stimulate the economy, the stock and commodity markets might go up, or they might go down.

In fact, some thought the stock market did go up (or down) in the previous week in anticipation of what Bernanke might say and do on Friday.

As predicted, when Bernanke finished speaking on Friday, the stock market did go down . . . and then back up . . . signaling that Bernanke’s much-anticipated speech didn’t amount to much.

According to the Washington Times:

“Bernanke proposed no new steps by the Fed to boost the economy. But at a time when Congress has been focused on shrinking long-run budget deficits, he warned lawmakers not to ‘disregard the fragility of the current economic recovery.’

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Economy, Federal Reserve

 

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Mark Faber: Bernanke is a Murderer


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Mark Faber is an internationally known entrepreneur and investment analyst.  His opinions on the economy and political system are often surprising and insightful.

Here’s a 00:03:37 video wherein Max Keiser quotes and comments on Mark Faber’s observation that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has “murdered” the middle class.  Keiser offers a succint analysis of the adverse consequences of low interest rates for creditors and people living on fixed incomes.  Inflation and deficit spending are simply devices to enable the gov-co to confiscate wealth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJzbmuXxMb0&feature=player_embedded#at=119

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Economy, Inflation/Deflation, Video

 

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Predictions: Dollar Collapse & 15-Year Depression


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Here’s a video from A.D. 2009 that reports on Ron Paul predicting a dollar collapse in 1 to 4 years (2010-2013) and a depression lasting 15 years.

00:03:34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kADXWXgxKJk&NR=1

Here’s a recent video featuring Damon Vickers (financial analyst) predicting that the debt is too great to be absorbed and must therefore precipitate a dollar collapse:

00:06:21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WC9CpdeHF8

And just in case you haven’t yet “got the message,” here’s another, higher-quality video featuring Peter Schiff that predicts the dollar’s demise.

00:07:14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n3g5lUgkWk&feature=fvwkrel

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Economy, US Dollar, Video, What Can't be Paid

 

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Bix Weir: Crash Could Come in March; $6,000 Silver Possible


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Bix Weir is the author of the “Root To Roota” theory which claims that Alan Greenspan (and even Ben Bernanke) are “good guys” who are trying to intentionally collapse the economy in order to strike a mortal blow against fiat currencies and force the world to return to a gold and/or silver standard for money. The idea that the Federal Reserve System is and has been run by guys determined to destroy the Federal Reserve System strikes me as extremely improbable.  Are we to believe that the people that Greenspan and Bernanke work for are so stupid that they couldn’t figure what the two Fed Chairmen were really up to?  I don’t think so.

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