informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted May 31 2011, 8:39 PM Category: Economy Source: Zero Hedge Print

Jim Grant And James Turk Discuss The Endgame Of The Keynesian Experiment

by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge


Two of our preferred commentators, Jim Grant, of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, and James Turk, of the GoldMoney Foundation, sat down earlier today to discuss the history and mission of the Fed, how mission creep has taken it wildly beyond its initial purpose into the territory of QE, ZIRP and other fiat currency experiments. While not breaking ground on any notably new concepts, they talk about "who benefit from zero interest rates and how savers are penalized by this easy money policy. They explain that the US have been off the gold standard since 1913, Bretton Woods being only a shadow of the classical gold standard." The two also discuss the fiscal profligacy of the US government. Alas, they conclude that every paper currency in history has eventually gone to zero (see earlier piece on Roman hyperinflation). James and Jim also talk about ZIRP and the absence of the bond vigilantes after over 30 years of bull market in bonds. How traders no longer care about fundamentals, like balance sheets, but rather focus on very short time horizons and the spreads between funding costs and yields. How this situation is unsustainable. They see gold still as a very under-owned, misunderstood and marginal asset still shunned by institutional investors, with a few notable exceptions which indicate that the tide could be turning. They see a gold standard in the future, although timing is always uncertain. At the end they talk about the history of US post civil war specie resumption and parallels to a return to the gold standard in the future.

Courtesy of Gold Money.





Latest Economy
- Government Permission to Work
- When Government Fails--Venezuela Edition
- "It's A Tipping Point" Marc Faber Warns "There Are No Safe Assets Anymore"
- Ron Paul: Blame the Federal Reserve, Not China, for Stock Market Crash
- Jim Rogers On Trump Scapegoating China For Economic Collapse
- Marc Faber: It Is Time To Sell On The Rallies
- New York's Taxi Cartel Is Collapsing. Now They Want a Bailout.
- Illinois Pays Lottery Winners In IOUs After Budget Crisis









No Comments Posted Add Comment


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

Georgia Cop "Likely Shot Accidentally" By Other Police Officer While Responding To Wrong Home - 09/02The Mountain of Legal Injustice in the USA - 09/02EPA Threatens Man with $16 Million Fine Over Pond - 09/02Chief Charged With Murder Of Unarmed Man Gets One Year Of House Arrest - 09/02Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America - 09/02"War on Cops" Debunked: Police Killings Lower Since Last Year, in Steady Decline for 3 Decades - 09/02Illinois Cops Lockdown Town in Search of Suspects in Police Shooting - 09/02Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia - 08/28

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up
(more)

 
Top