Posts Tagged monetary policy

“Hockey Stick” Inflation

This is what the debtor state, illegal indirect taxation, surreptitious currency debasement, artificial (and thus unsustainable) bubble creation, and unmeritorious upstream enrichment looks like ladies and gentlemen.  In short, this is “hockey stick” inflation and it is directly attributable to the State’s interference with the free operation of the market.  I am not exactly sure […]

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Debt Monetization Goes Public

For the first time in its near-100 year history, the Federal Reserve publicly announced its monetary policy objectives Wednesday .  Not astonishingly, the Fed will continue to inject “stimulus” (i.e., newly created fiat money) into the economy via its typical finance-lending practices until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5% or the likely inflation rate rises […]

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The United States’ Foreign Debt Hits Record High

Recently, the United States’ foreign-held debt reached a record high of ~$5.29 trillion.  This debt reflects a 72.3% overall debt increase to foreign entities under the current administration’s term and includes ~$1.16 trillion owed to America’s largest foreign creditor, China, who owns approximately 22% of the total foreign debt.  In the status of foreign creditors, […]

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National Debt Monetization

Largely lost in yesterday’s media coverage of the national debt eclipsing the $15 trillion mark was the fact that the Federal Reserve has officially become the largest holder of public debt in the United States.  I suppose we no longer have to fret about China being the number one debt holder now that the Fed […]

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