Schlagwörter: Zerohedge

Wovor sich die Amerikaner am meisten fürchten

Americans are most afraid their First Amendment rights could be taken away, according to a new poll by Harris Poll/Purple Project, which surveyed 2,002 people nationwide from November 18-20, 2019. Overall, Statista’s Maria Vultaggio notes that 92 percent were concerned their rights were being jeopardizedUSA Today wrote, citing the poll. Americans also fear their right to bear arms and their right to equal justice are in danger. mehr hier

Wie Gold im Wert von 5 Milliarden Dollar von London nach Polen gebracht wurde

“Yesterday we reported that over the past few months, 100 tons, or some 8,000 gold bars, were secretly transported from the Bank of England’s vaults in London to Poland. But how did this carefully planned transport take place happen? G4S explains how it managed one of the biggest movements of gold between global central banks in just eight trips, whereas it took the Bundesbank just about 5 years to repatriate 674 tons of gold from New York and Paris. spannend, hier

Europa an einem Abgrund

China has begun to build a parallel international order, centered on itself. If the European Union aids in its construction – even just by positioning itself on the fault line between China and the United States – it risks toppling key pillars of its own edifice and, eventually, collapsing altogether. mehr hier

Das Problem der Eurozone: Staaten geben zu viel aus

The idea that governments can’t lower taxes because there is a deficit, but are free to raise all expenses even if there is a deficit can be found in many political manifestos these days. Central planners always see the economic challenges as a problem of demand, and as such cringe at the idea of prudent investment and saving. When GDP growth, gross capital formation, and consumption are lower than what Keynesians would want, they always blame the alleged problem on “too much saving.” This is a ridiculous premise based on the perception that economic cycles and excess capacity do not matter and if companies and citizens don’t spend as much as the government wants, then the public sector should spend a lot more. mehr hier

Wem gehören eigentlich die Notenbanken?

More than three years ago, Fed watchers were stunned when none other than Ben Bernanke’s former special advisor, Andrew Levin, said that “a lot of people would be stunned to know” the extent to which the Federal Reserve is privately owned, stating next that the Fed “should be a fully public institution just like every other central bank.” But is that true? Are all other central banks “fully public”? For the answer we go to a recent post from The BOE’s Banker Underground blog which looks at the question of who really owns central banks. Here is what it found. weiter hier