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  • Whatever Jerome Powell said, Wall Street heard ‘rate hike’

    03/01/2018 9:53:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/01/2018 | John Crudele
    Jerry Powell apparently doesn’t get it. The new head of the Federal Reserve isn’t supposed to imply that he doesn’t work for Wall Street. And he’s not supposed to say, as he did the other day in front of Congress, that “we don’t manage the stock market — we manage stable prices and maximum employment.” That’s not what Wall Street and the stock market want to hear. And that was proven by the fact that the stock market dropped sharply on Tuesday when Powell was speaking. And Powell’s comments were one of the reasons Wall Street’s pros couldn’t get a...
  • Alan Greenspan Warns That Venezuelan Style Martial Law Will Soon Come To The US

    05/31/2016 10:32:00 AM PDT · by blam · 70 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-31-2016 | Jeff_Berwick
    May 31, 2016 Jeff_Berwick It seems barely a day passes now without some big name person warning of imminent collapse. The latest is Alan Greenspan. In an interview on Thursday he told Fox News that Venezuela is now under martial law and that “America is next.” He said that what was happening in Venezuela was inevitably going to take place in the US. I agree with this. In fact, we said this exact thing just last week with our article, “Venezuela Descends Into Chaos… Europe and US Next.” Funny enough, a few brainwashed sheeple said we were crazy for saying...
  • Half-baked Barbara (Hillary Clinton & Mary Landrieu no-shows @ spina bifida fundraiser)

    10/07/2005 8:38:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 103 replies · 4,140+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/07/05 | John McCaslin
    Half-baked Barbara By John McCaslin October 7, 2005 It's not easy being the master of ceremonies for a roast when half of the roasters don't show up. Ask political commentator Mark Shields, who found himself in that uncomfortable position Wednesday evening as the Spina Bifida Association attempted to put TV personality Barbara Walters in the "hot seat" at the Hyatt Regency Washington. "This is more like a bake-off," a visibly embarrassed Mrs. Walters said after the roasting, expressing disappointment that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and fellow roaster Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana were no-shows. As it...
  • Greenspan: US 'Way Underestimating' the National Debt

    06/07/2015 7:02:37 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Jun 2015 11:35 AM
    Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said a Social Security Trust Fund does not exist and that the U.S. is “way underestimating” the size of its national debt. “The notion that we have a trust fund is nonsense – that trust fund has no meaning whatsoever except for the fact as an all private fund to benefit programs, if it runs out of money, you can only pay out in cash flows that come in but the probability that will happen is not particularly high,” Greenspan recently told the Fiscal Summit held by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation,...
  • Greece: Greenspan predicts exit from euro inevitable

    02/08/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-8-2015 | BBC
    The former head of the US central bank, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that Greece will have to leave the eurozone. He told the BBC he could not see who would be willing to put up more loans to bolster Greece's struggling economy. Greece wants to re-negotiate its bailout, but Mr Greenspan said "I don't think it will be resolved without Greece leaving the eurozone". Earlier, UK Chancellor George Osborne said a Greek exit would cause "deep ructions" for Britain. Mr Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, said: "I believe (Greece) will eventually leave. I don't think...
  • Alan Greenspan Lets His Hair Down; Talks Up Gold

    10/07/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/07/2014 | Brian Domitrovic
    Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan published a mighty interesting article in Foreign Affairs last week. He said that China could be thinking of increasing its gold stocks in a big way. Perhaps, Greenspan implied, the Chinese even have a thought of making their currency, the RMB, convertible in gold. The episodic article went on to discuss how strange it is that the big fiat-country countries, from the United States on, maintain their multi-hundred-billion-dollar gold stocks. They never want to sell, for all the trashing of gold-as-money from the wonks, economists, and serious statesmen. When gold prices are low (which...
  • Yellen's Low-flation Nonsense

    04/12/2014 9:22:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Will somebody please explain to me how rising inflation is somehow going to extricate us from the tepid economic recovery? I don't get it. It used to be hypothesized that low inflation was the key to high economic growth. For everybody in the economy, low inflation was a tax cut. Conversely, rapidly rising prices were thought to penalize the economy by placing a tax-hike effect on investors, businesses, and families. It was this logic that spurred Paul Volcker (especially) and then Alan Greenspan to labor mightily in the 1980s and 1990s to bring inflation down. The Fed's favorite inflation...
  • Alan Greenspan: Where the Economy Went Wrong, Where He Went Wrong—and Ayn Rand.

    10/20/2013 3:38:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 6:06 p.m. ET | Alexandra Wolfe
    Complete Title:Alan Greenspan: What Went Wrong The Former Fed chairman on Where the Economy Went Wrong, Where He Went wrong—and Ayn Rand. Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, goes to a lot of parties. He and his wife, the TV journalist Andrea Mitchell, "sort of get invited everywhere," he says, sitting in front of the long bay window in his office on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. Lately, though, cocktails and dinners seem to have guest lists drawn almost exclusively from one political party or the other. "It used to be a ritualistic 50-50 at parties—the doyennes...
  • Kudlow: A King Dollar GOP?

    02/13/2012 5:19:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | February 13, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Out on the campaign trail, Fed head Ben Bernanke is an unpopular guy. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both said they would replace Bernanke, not reappoint him. Rep. Ron Paul would swap the whole Federal Reserve monetary system for a gold-linked dollar, making the yellow metal legal tender. And it was Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, before he dropped out of the race, who said more quantitative easing by the Fed would be "almost treasonous." Republicans in Washington are equally unimpressed by Bernanke. Rep. Paul Ryan recently criticized the Fed for bankrolling our huge budget deficits and thereby accommodating...
  • Greenspan: US "Can Pay Any Debt It Has Because We Can Always Print Money" (video)

    08/07/2011 1:32:21 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 88 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    ormer Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan explains how the United States can pay down the debt. By printing money. Transcript: David Gregory, moderator of "Meet The Press" on NBC: "Are U.S. treasury bonds still safe to invest in?" Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve: "Very much so. This is not an issue of credit rating, the United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So, there is zero probability of default." Greenspan says the S&P downgrade was just meant to hit a "nerve" and hurt the "self-esteem...
  • Alan Greenspan Blames The Bad U.S. Economy On The Lazy Young Work Force And The U.S. Copying China

    07/12/2011 8:34:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2011 | Courtney Comstock
    Alan Greenspan has an interesting new take on what's wrong with the U.S. economy. He blames the young work force -- there are "major concerns about the productive skills of our future U.S. labor force" -- and U.S. trade policy mirroring China's. Greenspan interviewed himself (or so it appears) for the Globalist recently about how the U.S. is handling job creation. He says that the U.S. is doing it backwards by trying to increase jobs via trade policy. "Increased jobs are the consequence of increased trade. Increasing jobs more than output implies a fall in productivity and standards of living....
  • Why the power of the mighty Federal Reserve is finally on the wane

    04/29/2011 2:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph. UK ^ | April 29, 2011 | Jeremy Warner
    An unprecedented press conference was held in Washington on Wednesday – one that should have been convened a long time ago. And no, it wasn't the one to announce publication of Barack Obama's birth certificate, but rather the first of its kind by the US Federal Reserve. Believe it or not, the Fed has never before made itself directly answerable to the fourth estate for its monetary policy decisions. Accountability and explanation have instead been pursued through official statements, speech-giving, congressional committees and selective background briefings. After nearly 100 years at the helm of the US economy, the Fed has...
  • Treasury Secretary Says Letting Bush Tax Cuts for Rich Expire Will Not Slow Economic Growth

    07/24/2010 5:14:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Treasury Secretary Says Letting Bush Tax Cuts for Rich Expire Will Not Slow Economic Growth July 24, 2010 6:00 PM In an exclusive interview on ABC News’ "This Week" to air Sunday, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner said the White House would push to let the Bush tax cuts expire for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000, but keep them for middle and lower income Americans. “We think that's the responsible thing to do,” Geithner said, “because we need to make sure we can show the world that they're willing as a...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Climate Skeptics: ‘How Do You Rationalize the Deniers’ and Their Impact?

    12/09/2009 3:06:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 15 replies · 514+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12-9-09 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday used the very loaded term of "denier" to deride global warming skeptics. Talking to liberal host Rachel Maddow, she referenced Sarah Palin’s opposition to the Copenhagen climate conference and chided, "Her Facebook entry says, you know, ‘Mr. President, boycott Copenhagen.’ How do you rationalize the deniers and the impact that they are having?" [Audio available here.] "Deniers" is a word that climate skeptics find quite offensive, as many liberals equate not believing in man-made global warming to denying that the Holocaust occurred. (In January of 2007, CBS reporter Scott Pelley famously compared, "If I do...
  • Global Banking Economist Warned of Coming Crisis in 2003

    10/10/2009 8:18:53 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 1,603+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 7, 2009 | Beat Balzli and Michaela Schiessl
    William White predicted the approaching financial crisis years before 2007's subprime meltdown. But central bankers preferred to listen to his great rival Alan Greenspan instead, with devastating consequences for the global economy. William White had a pretty clear idea of what he wanted to do with his life after shedding his pinstriped suit and entering retirement. White, a Canadian, worked for various central banks for 39 years, most recently serving as chief economist for the central bank for all central bankers, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Then, after 15 years in the world's most secretive...
  • Atlas Shrieked

    06/16/2009 9:37:16 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 16, 2009 | Mytheos Holt
    Atlas Shrieked by: Mytheos Holt, June 16, 2009 In recent weeks, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has found himself increasingly under public assault, both for his actions leading up to the current financial crisis, and for his attempts to defend these actions. In the April issue of the “Free Market” newsletter produced by the Ludwig von Mises Institute, economist Robert P. Murphy devotes an article to exploring what he sees as the failures of central banking systems generally, and Greenspan, specifically. Murphy’s article, entitled “Greenspan’s Bogus Defense,” argues that Greenspan’s rate-setting policies destabilized the relation between federal interest rates...
  • Cynthia McKinney and the far-right. The red-brown convergence now includes the Greens.

    05/05/2009 9:23:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 481+ views
    Adam Holland Blog ^ | April 22, 2009 | Adam Holland
    Former U.S. Representative and 2008 Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney has joined those seeking to take advantage of the world economic crisis to promote anti-Semitism. McKinney has published a column promoting the conspiracy theories of the far-right anti-Semite Matthias Chang. McKinney's column, which accuses George Soros and Alan Greenspan of participating in a plot to deliberately destabilize the world economy in order to install a "one-world government", uses Chang's term for this purported conspiracy: "the Shadow Money-Lenders" (not coincidentally, the title of Chang's most recent book). Typical of such conspiracy theories, Chang and McKinney connect this to an ancient...
  • Deconstructing Alan Greenspan

    03/11/2009 6:04:13 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 178+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 03/11/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Before I begin my analysis, I want to put the reader into the shoes of Alan Greenspan at the time in question. We have heard ad nauseum that this current economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression. We have heard it so often that we forget just how dire things were at the beginning of the mlllenia. We entered the millenia with the bubble bursting on the internet revolution. Throughout the nineties, it looked as though our economy would be revolutionized all through the internet, and then all of that was put to an end when the bubble...
  • Greenspan backs bank nationalisation [joins Graham, McCain, Obama, and others] [Socialist agenda]

    02/17/2009 5:48:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 163 replies · 6,127+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 2009-02-18
    BY KRISHNA GUHA & EDWARD LUCE Washington. The US government may have to nationalise some banks on a temporary basis to fix the financial system and restore the flow of credit, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman has told the Financial Times. In an interview with the FT Mr Greenspan, who for decades was regarded as the high priest of laisser-faire capitalism, said nationalisation could be the least bad option left for policymakers. ”It may be necessary to temporarily nationalise some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring,” he said. “I understand that once in a...
  • Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown ...

    01/26/2009 10:00:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 53 replies · 1,955+ views
    Guardian ^ | 26 Jan 2009 | Julia Finch
    The worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression is not a natural phenomenon but a man-made disaster in which we all played a part.In the second part of a week-long series looking behind the slump,Guardian City editor Julia Finch picks out the individuals who have led us into the current crisis Alan Greenspan, chairman of US Federal Reserve 1987- 2006Only a couple of years ago the long-serving chairman of the Fed, a committed free marketeer who had steered the US economy through crises ranging from the 1987 stockmarket collapse through to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, was lauded with...