I ran across this video recently. There are a lot of videos about the Federal Reserve, but this one is rather interesting because it contains a interview footage with their Corporate Communicaitons Officer. This isn't some conspiracy theorist's take on the Fed, it's the Fed's take on itself. You'll … [Read more...] about Meet The Fed
This is a message of prosperity rather than doom and gloom. Read through to the end. A tremendous amount of homeowners are facing foreclosure. CNN Money reports foreclosures are up over 70% from this time last year. Banks are failing left and right, but let's just take a look at the bailout concept … [Read more...] about The impossibility of bailout success and the guaranteed alternative success plan that depends on you
This picks up where a previous post left off. You may want to read that post first in order for this one make sense. Looking at the picture above, I can only imagine that this is the way that the following idea was made into government policy. The second major way BLS's CPI calculation policies … [Read more...] about CPI Explained – Part 2 – Substitution
While the measurement of inflation varies wildly depending on which economist you talk to, here we will examine the official figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): CPI or Consumer Price Index. The purpose of publishing CPI is to measure inflation and/or deflation, the decreased … [Read more...] about CPI Explained – Part 1 – Hedonics
Although the House rejected the recent $700 billion bailout, there is plenty of bailing out that has already happened, and there is more to come. Already: $80 billion injected into failed AIG IndyMac bank taken over by FDIC Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch for $50 billion - 70% over its … [Read more...] about Who will bail out the government?
In Part 1 of this post, we examined the facts concluding that inflation is caused by monetary debasement. In this follow up, we'll observe the reason behind why common belief is that inflation is at 3% - 5%. First, let's recap what was already covered: What is Inflation? Inflation is the steady, … [Read more...] about What Causes Inflation? (You may be surprised) – Part 2
Some of the most prominent explanations of the cause of inflation can be extremely confusing and often end up leading the reader/inquirer to conclude "Ahh, it's just too complicated. We can't really put our finger on it, and there are many different factors." In this post, I aim to undo that … [Read more...] about What Causes Inflation? (You may be surprised) – Part 1