Guest Post: Zombies Make Dangerous Neighbors

Submitted by Doug French via Casey Research, On March 16, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a private-sector organization that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards in the US, turned the stock market around and … [...]

Germany Doesn’t the Fed… Why Should We?

  Since the Financial Crisis erupted in 2007, the US Federal Reserve has engaged in dozens of interventions/ bailouts to try and prop up the financial system. Now, I realize that everyone knows the Fed is “printing money.” However, whe… [...]

Guest Post: Take It To The Bank

Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog, Reports like the recent one from SNL Financial – Branch Networks Continue to Shrink really get my goat. As I travel the increasingly vacant highways of Montgomery County, PA I’m keen… [...]

Meet The Man Responsible For Regulating $234 Trillion In Derivatives: The CFTC’s New Head Timothy Massad

It’s official – goodbye Gary Gensler, we hardly knew you… as a commodities regulator that is, although Bart Chilton (who is finally also stepping down due to being too burdened by lack of funding to actually do anything) was kind enough to provide mu… [...]

Guest Post: The Subprime Final Solution

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, The MSM did their usual spin job on the consumer credit data released earlier this week. They reported a 5.4% increase in consumer debt outstanding to an ALL-TIME high of $3.051 trillion. In the Orw… [...]

Treasury’s Deceit Exposed By This Ballsy Government Official

Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, Do you remember the $700 billion bailout of the financial system in 2008? It seems these days that most investors do not. People are partying like it’s 1929… as if all the issues and challeng… [...]

John Taylor Explains Why Economic Failure Causes Political Polarization

Authored by John Taylor, originally posted at WSJ.com, It is a common view that the shutdown, the debt-limit debacle and the repeated failure to enact entitlement and pro-growth tax reform reflect increased political polarization. I believe this gets t… [...]

Mizuho President Busted For Giving Loans To Yakuza, Apologizes

While the biggest problem facing US bands is lack of demand (and supply, since it is far more profitable for banks to “invest” reserves in risk assets using excess deposits as initial margin) for loans, Japan doesn’t have such a problem. At least not, … [...]

Alasdair Macleod Warns A Currency Crisis Is Dead Ahead

Submitted by Adam Taggart of Peak Prosperity, This week's podcast interview introduces a new monetary measurement developed by Alasdair Macleod: the 'Fiat Quantity of Money', or FMQ. Alasdair explains how FMQ is derived, as well as what it … [...]

Alasdair Macleod Warns A Currency Crisis Is Dead Ahead

Submitted by Adam Taggart of Peak Prosperity, This week's podcast interview introduces a new monetary measurement developed by Alasdair Macleod: the 'Fiat Quantity of Money', or FMQ. Alasdair explains how FMQ is derived, as well as what it … [...]