Central Banksters Created Our Problems, Not the Rich

To be clear there are many people who have become illegitimately rich because of our crony capitalist system. But the central banks, particularly the Federal Reserve, are the prime movers of crony capitalism. Things continue down the wacky economic path they’ve been on for the past decade and a half (really before that too) because the central banks fear a real, honest to goodness, profit and loss, economy.

There are the legitimately rich and the illegitimately, crony rich.

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Politics at the Fed is the rule, not the exception

Federal Reserve “independence” is a convenient untruth for the Fed and for many in the Washington political class. The Fed is absolutely influenced by politics. This is evident even to the fairly casual observer.

(From The Dallas News)

Carnegie Mellon University’s Allan Meltzer, a distinguished monetary economist, had this to say about Fed policy during the crisis: “Under Mr. Bernanke, the Fed has sacrificed its independence and become the monetary arm of the Treasury.”…

…Bernanke’s Fed seemed to care just as much about the health of prestigious financial houses as the state of the economy.

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Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?

By Ron Paul

The Wells Fargo bank account scandal took center stage in the news last week and in all likelihood will continue to make headlines for many weeks to come. What Wells Fargo employees did in opening bank accounts without customers’ authorization was obviously wrong, but in true Washington fashion the scandal is being used to deflect attention away from larger, more enduring, and more important scandals.

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