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COMMUNITY PUNDITS
JStading 01:46 PM on 09/13/2012
If we were serious about ensuring the recovery of the U.S. Economy:

1) Recognize that bubbles are caused by excess credit and that artificially suppressed interest rates (i.e. Fed policies) create and deepen recessions / depressions;

2) Recognize that confidence in the markets is vital to the recovery.  Further recognize that citizens and retail investors have lost confidence in the  Read More...
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12:45 PM on 09/13/2012
This is outright terrorism. It is why your daily basics have doubled in price in just the last five years. They will now explode even higher. Your wages are flat but you may as well have had your pay cut in half. TREASON!!!!!!
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KimberlyPeacock
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12:51 PM on 09/13/2012
You should wear a dunce cap.
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01:39 PM on 09/13/2012
You seem to be wearing your ignorant cap quite well. I hope you enjoy the high prices. Remember the terrorsit who caused them. Oh, I'm sorry, you are a masochist that will beg for even more suffering of your fellow Americans...
njterry7
Obamacare worse than Watergate
04:55 AM on 09/14/2012
he is way smarter than you, you don't even know that you just robbed
12:44 PM on 09/13/2012
Of course, the FED doesn't have any money to make these purchases. Oh, that's right, they'll just print the money.
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HellBank
Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.
12:45 PM on 09/13/2012
Home school knowledge of economics revealed.
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12:48 PM on 09/13/2012
I believe you should check what Quantitative easing (QE) meaings. Your post shows a real lack of economics.

It is an unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective. A central bank implements quantitative easing by buying financial assets from commercial banks and other private institutions with newly created money.
See it uses newly created money. Wow, they guess what print money.
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12:48 PM on 09/13/2012
Really - who owns this so called monetization of debt (?) ...
12:47 PM on 09/13/2012
What do you know about Economics?
01:07 PM on 09/13/2012
I know the monetizing of debt causes inflation. I know that, what was $1 in 2008 is now worth $0.92 due to a 2% inflation rate over the course of 4 years. And I know we're doing this to fix the problems of irresponsible bankers. You tell me where I am wrong.
12:43 PM on 09/13/2012
Here are seven, unintended and negative consequences of Mr. Bernanke's easy money policies:

http://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-downside-of-easy-money.html

There is no such thing as a free lunch, a lesson that central bankers around the world seem loath to learn.