We love Baltimore. Whenever we are in the city, we feel like a half-wit teenager visiting a municipal zoo.
Inflation changes markets, economies, and even the way people think. The longer it goes on, the more distortions, perversions, and curiosities it brings.
The best connivers in the world are those working for what Dwight Eisenhower warned about — the military-industrial complex.
It was in the early 1970s that the idea of ‘stimulating’ an economy began to take hold, first among progressives, later among conservatives.
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Life is about holding on to what you’ve got. This wing of the .01% has money so old that most have forgotten how it was made.
The Fed lowers rates. More money flows into asset prices. People think their stocks are worth more. But they are probably less valuable.
What kind of capitalism is it when the capitalists drive up their share prices rather than producing goods and services that they can sell at a profit?
The money is fake. Interest rates are artificial. Prices are fraudulent. And today, the price signals are worthless.
The guardians of the world’s most important measures of value said they would lend more fake money at even fakier interest rates.
Politics got a boost with the election of Donald J Trump. Before his administration took over, trade was very low on the feds’ agenda.
Short-term finance is great for short-term speculators. But it is bad for business. You can’t build a real, prosperous economy with overnight money.
Setting artificially low interest rates made the downtrend worse. Growth slowed further. The Swamp deepened. The empire grew bigger and more corrupt.