"One of the reasons that Canadians (and international commentators, other finance ministers and global financial institutions) buy this Canadian banking fairy tale is the way the government accounts for the money borrowed to support the banks."
The sorry spectacle of Conservat
Get rid of your loans, guys and gals, because we are going into a high interest rate period. Very high. It will be the equivalent of going into the double digit interest rates we had in the 80s where many people threw their house keys at the bank and we had record numbers of ba
"We know that cigarettes have thousands of chemicals in them and we know that they are killing us. They have been for over a hundred years. So now, the e-cig industry comes along with only one or two chemicals in their mixture and people are freaking out over these as well. Whe
Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks, according to lawyers briefed on the matter, a development that could produce the first guilty plea from a major bank in more than two decades.
In doing so, prosecutors are confronting
“The assurance of relatively low borrowing costs has likely given home buyers confidence while rising home values have kept new listings at a healthy level. Stable employment has provided some assurance to owners and buyers alike.”
Our website is back after many months of
"Much like today, Americans were concerned not only with high unemployment but increasing budget deficits in the early 1980s. A September 1983 Gallup poll found that three-fourths of the public agreed that the federal government's budget deficit was a great threat (42%) or some
"Without the intervention of economic policymakers, interest rates would be naturally higher. That would increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, but there would be some offsetting economic benefits. Savers are getting screwed by the current monetary policy
"Never in our history has Congress failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States. Default would effectively impose a significant and long-lasting tax on all Americans and all American businesses
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford
Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluin
"America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economi
""The United States is going to China and saying: we want you to commit economic suicide, just like Japan did. We want you to follow the same thing: we want you to revalue your currency, we want you to squeeze your companies, we want you to go bankrupt,” says Michael Hudson,
“The FDIC is constantly looking at structures where we can get the greatest opportunity to tap into capital that we have not had the success reaching through previous disposition methods,” FDIC spokeswoman Michele Heller said in an e-mailed statement. “We welcome and work
US government debt now equals GDP“I still don’t see a sense of urgency from the president about the massive federal debt,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican. “His budget calls for too much government borrowing...
US Government faces wave of debt paymentsTreasury officials now face a trifecta of headaches: a mountain of new debt, a balloon of short-term borrowings that come due in the months ahead, and interest rates that are...
This article s so silly. The author dismisses the fact that a monetarily sovereign government issuing its own non-convertible, fiat currency with a flexible exchange rate never depends on revenue per se to spend and can never, involuntarily, go broke, therefore, the author ignores the fact that the Federal government can simply destroy its own liabilities reduces its debt by up to 90%. It would not want to eliminate that debt all at once since then it would starve the private sector of net financial assets, i.e., the proceeds from deficit spending. Depriving the private sector of NFA forces it into more debt and could lead to recession.
Factoring in future safety net costs as a reason to forego present investment is valid in the very short run. But not for the long run. If CBO projections of surpluses, deficits. GDP and other economic indicators after the Clinton Administration we’d be in the worst depression in our history.
One need only understand the basics of national income accounting and grasp sectoral balance identities to fathom the effects of both monetary and fiscal policy in our three sector, macroeconomic system.
No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports
Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or
every state a per capita Economic Bonus. Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone.
5. Salary for attending school
6. Eliminate corporate taxes
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
8. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%
9 Federal ownership of all banks