DEBTOR NATION

VIDEOS

Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
"Debtonomics and the NSA"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

Wolf Richter on Max Keiser's "On The Edge" 
"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
Two favorite Australian Comedians

Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
Don't try to do this yourself
 

humanERROR - by "Frying Dutchman"
Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Entries in Federal Reserve (255)

Thursday
Jul032014

How The US Government Deliberately Understates Inflation 

Since rents aren’t fully reflected in the Consumer Price Index, we’re behind the curve. And the Fed, which relies on the PCE index, “won’t even see the curve,” says Lee Adler in this must-see video (with chart) that raised my blood pressure.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Economic Growth in America’s “Two-Tiered Society”

It's been glorious: global M&A in Q2 soared 47% to $1 trillion, highest since 2007, just before the financial crisis. In California, 30% of the people making less than $40k were in worse financial shape than last year, despite all the bubbles being inflated around them.

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Monday
Jun302014

UBS: The Secret Reason The Fed Is ‘Tolerating’ Bubbles

“Asset prices have reached stunning levels, obviously out of line with ‘fundamentals.’ The “most dangerous” are housing bubbles; when they burst, they “wreck whole economies.”

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Friday
Jun272014

Last Time Lenders Did This, They Triggered The Financial Crisis

Whipped into a frenzy by the sweet smell of usury.

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Wednesday
Jun252014

Federal Regulator Details Crazy Risk-Taking By Banks, Blames Fed

Banks are again taking the same risks that triggered the financial crisis, and they’re understating these risks. It wasn’t an edgy blogger that issued this warning but the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. And it blamed the Fed’s monetary policy.

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Wednesday
Jun252014

Just How Crazy Is The Biggest Credit Bubble in History? See The Doomed Muni Tobacco Bonds In Your Conservative Bond Fund

Ah, the spine-tingling pleasures of having this delicious breed of bonds in your conservative-sounding bond fund.

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Tuesday
Jun242014

Investment Bank: The End Of US Economic Growth

“We fear that, once the effects of monetary stimulus disappear in the US, the weakness of the economy due to income inequalities may suddenly be revealed.”

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Monday
Jun232014

IMF Frets About Giant Sucking Sound of Hot Money, Wants to Take Over Global Monetary Policy

Now that the Fed is pulling back from its money-printing binge, the IMF, the global bondholder bailout outfit, is starting to panic.

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Friday
Jun202014

Canary In A Handbag: Why Coach Hit The Skids

By David Stockman: Coach just had an earnings fiasco. Sales plunged 21%. Prospects are worse for the period ahead. Store closings are coming. That's the payoff for playing the destructive game of the Wall Street casino.

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Thursday
Jun192014

Interest Rates Are Setting Up for a Surprise Move

By Jeff Clark: There were no surprises in the Fed’s announcement yesterday. But interest rates may give us one anyway. Take a look at this chart of the 30-year Treasury bond yield.

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Thursday
Jun192014

The Fed Rules, Metrics and Ratios Are Just for Decoration

The fundamental and largely invisible shift in Western economies from the markets to central management.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Fed Issues Surreptitious Payments to Bank Welfare Queens At Taxpayer Expense

By Lee Adler: Here’s something I missed that started back in May, and it just got bigger. It makes me mad as hell. And it should make you mad as hell too.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Housing Hit the Wall of Wall Street in May

It always starts with a toxic mix: Home sales plunged and inventories jumped in May. The housing market is buckling under its own inflated weight.

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Monday
Jun162014

Fed’s “mandate,” a fake license for perpetual money printing

By David Stockman:  These realities reflect a dangerous fiscal and social policy breakdown. They're also thumping proof that monetary policy has exactly nothing to do with employment conditions and job creation.

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Friday
Jun132014

Doug Kass: We’re in a Bull Market in Complacency

By Doug Kass, President of Seabreeze Partners: Fear has been driven from Wall Street, and there is no concern for downside risk.

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Thursday
Jun122014

Strong Job Openings and Hiring Scare the Fed

By Chriss Street: After their May 21 meeting, the Fed stated that they saw no inflation risk in fueling job growth. Then came the JOLTS report for jobs and hiring that Fed Chair Yellen said she closely follows. And it was red hot.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

Fed’s Bullard: ‘The Bubble Was Developing Under Our Noses’

Wiping out in one fell swoop six years of carefully orchestrated propaganda, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard admitted the Fed had dropped the ball during the prior bubble that blew up the financial system, and that it's dropping the ball again during the current bubble.

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Monday
Jun092014

Last Time this happened, The Financial Crisis Broke Out

There comes a time when risk just disappears, when nothing can go wrong, when there are no dark clouds on the horizon. The Fed has a measure for it: the Financial Stress Index.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Real Economy Bites Housing Bubble 2

When the home-sales curve kinked south last fall, soothsayers had some handy reasons. And it would be temporary. Month after month, they came up with new reasons. Now they’ve used up all the good ones, but sales are still tanking.

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Monday
Jun022014

QE, Bailouts, And Families Struggling to Buy Food

It was a very basic question: Have there been times when you did not have enough money to buy the food you or your family needed? In wealthy countries, the percentages should be small, and given all the money-printing, it should be zero, you’d think.

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