Your Government At Work
The world breathlessly awaits the new round of
money printing & currency debasement easing from Weimar Ben today. Like kids
tucked in their beds awaiting Christmas morning, thoughts of sugarplums dance
collectively in the hearts of most market participants.
It doesn’t matter anymore to the collective crowd that the entire system of finance as we have known it has ceased to exist; all we are left with is the “up or down thumb signal from the emperor”. One guy, who has a track record that couldn’t land him a job as a greeter at Walmart, is going to decide what the economy needs and just how much it needs it. Markets used to decide such matters.
Remember, this is the guy who said back in 2008 that everything was fine regarding the housing market. Somewhere, Stalin is smiling.
What we are left with now is crony capitalism and the prop desks at JPM and Vampire Squid with more money to ramp stocks higher to make you feel good. In the real world, a place most Fed members rarely if ever inhabit, the situation is far, far worse.
My sense is that all that is happening now is a gigantic CYA exercise, so that when SHTF months from now, everyone can point the finger at someone else and say it wasn’t my fault.
I’m writing and posting this before the “magical” moment the world finds out what “The Bernank” has up his sleeve. In a very real sense, in the long run I don’t think it will matter much. The Fed wants interest rates as low as it can get them, thinking this is just what the economy needs. These people are stuck in the 1950’s.
What the economy needs is for Government, at every level, to get the hell out of the way and let people do what they want; this paradigm just isn’t programmed into the elites running things. No, I absolutely need for you to tell me what to do.
So, we wait for the skinny bald guy to tell us which way the wind is blowing and how he is going to make everything OK. Please, I can't stomach the Q & A session with the fawning financial press after the rate decision. Listening to guys like Steve Liesman makes me want to puke. I don’t know about you, but as for me, every time these guys lips move they are lying.
Only sure thing I know is that the math doesn’t lie. We are one day closer to that moment when the entire system collapses from its own weight. Debt doesn’t grow an economy; productivity grows an economy.
In the government dictionary, productivity is defined as money that someone makes that we can confiscate and then pass around to our political pals, who then donate back to us so we can favor those who “see the light”.
Welcome to the Ponzification of Amerika.
Have a good day everyone.