How the Trade War Helps Hide Central Bank Sabotage Of The Economy

How the Trade War Helps Hide Central Bank Sabotage Of The Economy By Brandon Smith Almost every aspect of the global economic downturn, which started ostensibly in 2007-2008 and is still ongoing to this day, can be traced back to the actions and policies of central banks. The Federal Reserve, for example, used artificially low interest rates and easy money to create a supposedly no-risk loan environment. This translated into a vast amount of toxic mortgage debt along with a web of derivatives (Mortgage Backed Securities) attached to that debt.…

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Economic Contagion? Central Banks Are The Real Culprit

Economic Contagion? Central Banks Are The Real Culprit By Brandon Smith The mainstream news has been awash lately in talk over the danger of economic “contagion,” primarily due to lack of dollar liquidity in emerging markets. This lack of liquidity is being pegged as a trigger for instability in stocks, bonds and forex markets around the world, and this time around it is the nation of Turkey that is being called a potential trigger for a fiscal domino effect spreading through multiple countries. We have heard talk of “contagion” before.…

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