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Jul 20, 2012

Ben Shalom Bernanke

B.S. Bernanke

Jul 18, 2012


"A gold standard doesn't imply stability in the prices of the goods and services that people buy every day, it implies a stability in the price of gold itself."  - Ben Bernanke

Jul 6, 2012

Disgusting...

Here's why

Why the LIBOR scandal is a bigger deal than JPMorgan

See it for yourselves

The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

Wake up, people!!!

Tommorow morning??? People's just thinking about Katie and her heels...

Why is Nobody Freaking Out About the LIBOR Banking Scandal?

The LIBOR manipulation story has exploded into a major scandal overseas. The CEO of Barclays, Bob Diamond, has resigned in disgrace; his was the first of what will undoubtedly be many major banks to walk the regulatory plank for fixing the interbank exchange rate. The Labor party is demanding a sweeping criminal investigation. Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England,responded the way a real public official should (i.e. not like Ben Bernanke), blasting the banks:
It is time to do something about the banking system…Many people in the banking industry are hardworking and feel badly let down by some of their colleagues and leaders. It goes to the culture and the structure of banks: the excessive compensation, the shoddy treatment of customers, the deceitful manipulation of a key interest rate, and today, news of yet another mis-selling scandal.
The furor is over revelations that Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and other banks were monkeying with at least $10 trillion in loans (The Wall Street Journal is calculating that that LIBOR affects $800 trillion worth of contracts). @_@  $800 trillion???
Anyway, the LIBOR story is leading the front pages of most of Britain’s dailies, it’s on TV, and it’s producing blistering editorials and howls of outrage amongst politicians and activists. But as compadre Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism put it, where’s the outrage here in America?
The big story on our shores in the last few weeks has been the health care ruling, which makes sense, but then after that… what? The heat? Tom and Katie? (There’s actually a story about how Katie can wear heels again, now that she’s not married to a short person). Oh Tommy boyyy...btw...Suri is so cute.
Oh dear Henry...it seems nothing can start no revolution...hey, hang on...try cutting the people from their daily celeb gossip...maybe that'll work ;-)
Do not understand our banking and monetary system??? It seems to me it's more like Collective Ignorance!!! They just couldn't care less.

Jul 3, 2012

Quote of the Day

“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