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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Quantitative Easing Explained

The Ben Ber-nank will blow us all up.



via Washington's Blog

discussion
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YouTube.com
Quantitative Easing Explained -- highest rated comment by Manofbegging:
The federal reserve is a crime syndicate. RISE UP!
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ZeroHedge:
Quatitative Easing Explained --

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Dealbreaker.com:
Quantitative Easing Explained By Furry Animals --  
How come MSM can't understand this?
related:
xtranormal.com:  Local Trader
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Rants and Reason blog:
Quantitative Easing Explained, or in other words: “The Fed is f**king awful!!”
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Truth is Treason blog:
Quantitative Easing Explained & the Ben Ber-Nank --
... This is a must-watch. Period.
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Inside the mind of the currency debaser Ber-nank.

FederalReserve.gov
Ben Bernanke's "Printing Press" Speech November 21, 2002 -- Deflation: Making Sure "It" Doesn't Happen Here
... the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By increasing the number of U.S. dollars in circulation, or even by credibly threatening to do so, the U.S. government can also reduce the value of a dollar in terms of goods and services, which is equivalent to raising the prices in dollars of those goods and services. We conclude that, under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation.

Of course, the U.S. government is not going to print money and distribute it willy-nilly (although as we will see later, there are practical policies that approximate this behavior)...

zero hedge

Calculated Risk

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

Paul Krugman - NY Times

The Big Picture - Barry Ritholtz

naked capitalism - Yves Smith

Pragmatic Capitalism

Washington's Blog

Safe Haven

Paper Economy

The Daily Reckoning - Australia