May 19 2009

Alan Greenspan on $100,000 White-collar Comedy Tour: Quantitative Easing and Changing our Economic and Financial Language.

Alan Greenspan continues his White-collar $100,000 speaking fee comedy tour in which he tells the audience that he had nothing to do with the housing bubble.  Those expecting to see a mea culpa concert from the former Fed Chairman are going to be waiting for a very long time.  According to the majestic maestro, a […]

May 11 2009

Following the Failed Japanese Economic Playbook: 10 Charts Comparing the Japanese Lost Decade to the United States.

Even as early as last year, anyone trying to compare the circumstances of the United States with the lost decade in Japan appeared to be out of line with mainstream economist and the media.  Yet if this financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that the experts can be wrong by a wide margin.  […]

Mar 22 2009

Banking Transparency Gone: The Federal Reserve has been Slowly Moving to more Archaic Forms of Creating Credit. New Plan Will Subsidize Casino Loans for Investors with Taxpayer Money.

While the public is exercising a Freudian fixation on the A.I.G. scandal, misguidedly thinking that A.I.G. is an American company in the sense of G.M. or Ford (it is not although many Americans see a Rorschach American company), the Federal Reserve just decided to increase its balance sheet by $1.2 trillion.  This unprecedented action was […]

Feb 17 2009

Suburb Cat Thousandaire: How Americans Lost a Decade of Wealth through Debt and Listening to the Banking and Housing Industry.

Not all that glitters is gold.  And not everyone touting to be a financial expert should be regarded as such.  Americans have lived in what could be considered a decade built on a debt façade.  As many Americans strolled their neighborhoods, possibly taking the dog out for a walk, many suddenly would come across a […]

Jan 26 2009

Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Fleece the American Public: Total Market Cap of TARP Participants is $336 Billion, We Can Buy Them Out Completely: Enough with TARP and Nationalize NOW.

As we now are realizing in growing agony, the first $350 billion in TARP funds were poorly managed and did very little to improve the economic conditions of this country.  In fact, I have argued that the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve through various market actions have taken actions to make saving money a very […]

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