Fed cuts 2012 growth forecast, raises next 2 years

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  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    Sept. 14, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    Keynes described German inflation in 1922: “The various belligerent Governments, unable, or too timid or too short-sighted to secure from loans or taxes the resources they required, have printed notes for the balance."

    With its gold depleted, the German government attempted to buy foreign currency with German currency, but this caused the German Mark to fall rapidly in value, which greatly increased the number of Marks needed to buy more foreign currency. This caused German prices of goods to rise rapidly which increase the cost of operating the German government which could not be financed by raising taxes. The resulting budget deficit increased rapidly and was financed by the central bank CREATING MORE MONEY. This placed the government and banks between two unacceptable alternatives: if they stopped the inflation this would cause immediate bankruptcies, unemployment, strikes, hunger, violence, collapse of civil order, insurrection, and revolution. If they continued the inflation they would default on their foreign debt. The attempts to avoid both unemployment and insolvency ultimately failed when Germany had both.

    Ultimately at 1 trillion to one, savings, investment, cash, retirement accounts, were worth NOTHING!

    Our fearless leaders call it Quantitative Easing.