Friday, August 31, 2012

Jobs, Scandals, Fed, & Global Economy: Radio Interview

On August 4, 2012, we discussed jobs and unemployment in the United States, the Fed and auditing the Fed, the Libor Scandal and how financial fraud by banks is not prosecuted in the United States but fined making it a cost of doing fraudulent business, and the general economy in the United States and the world on Saturday Session with Bishop.

Here is the podcast of the interview.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Kicking euro IED Down the Road & Global economy: Radio Appearance July 7, 2012

In a radio appearance on Saturday Session with Bishop on July 7, 2012, we talked about how the eurozone is no longer kicking a can down the road but it is kicking an IED down the road and when it explodes it will have global repercussions.

We discussed the Libor scandal and the banks involved.

We discussed US unemployment and how the Fed's warning on the "fiscal cliff" is not just about revenue but the need of the government to spend if continuing high unemployment is to be lowered.

We discussed how the Fed minutes from the preceding month which would come out in the week of July 9th would not show any inclination towards QE3 and would show concern about the potential economic impact of the eurozone currency crisis blowing up and the continuing threat of US fiscal contraction (the need for government to spend to address the unemployment problem).  And we were right on as the minutes show.  The Fed FOMC meeting statement in July continued its reluctance to do anything which might place it in a political cross fire during an election year.

Here is Part 1 of the interview.

Here is Part 2 of the interview.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Eurozone, Chinese banks, JP Morgan, and Facebook: Radio Interview on May 26, 2012

On Saturday Session with Bishop on May 26, 2012, we talked about the predictable unfolding of a currency crisis in the Eurozone, the growing presence of Chinese banks in the United States, the JP Morgan trading loss update, and the problems of the Facebook IPO:

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Eurozone, Bankia, Chinese Banks in US, and JP Morgan: Radio Interview on May 12, 2012

On the Saturday Session with  Bishop on May 12, 2012, we discussed the mounting problems of the Eurozone as exemplified by the imminent problems in Spain's banks as exemplified by Bankia, the effect on currencies, and the improper trading losses amounting to at least $3 billion by JP Morgan Chase bank:

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Radio Interview 2/25/2012: Greek Bailout, Europe, and Federal Reserve QE3

We were interviewed on Saturday Session with Bishop about Greece and the proposed bailout and how it forces Greece to relinquish its sovereignty.  The details of the proposed bailout, which would include new restrictive laws, more pension reductions and spending cuts, the prohibition against any Greek political action contrary to the bailout, and the requirement to make debt payments before any public spending in Greece would be allowed, and the need for resolution prior to March 20th, which is the date on which Greece must pay maturing debt.  Greece is already in technical default.  We discussed the imposed austerity programs and how they are making Greece's economy even more unsustainable.  We discussed how Greece will inevitably face the choice of default within the euro or default with abandonment of the euro which is a choice between economic slavery as a colony of the eurozone (Germany) with foreign EU/ECB technocrats running the Greek government or the harsh new beginning of freedom with a new sovereign currency which could devalue up to 80% after a fixed exchange from the euro to the new currency and the redenomination of  all Greek public and private debt into the new currency and the possibility of economic growth.

While it may appear that the United States has decoupled from the developing storm of Europe, the consequences of a currency union without a fiscal transfer mechanism, recession in Europe, eventual Greek default, and the pressure on European banks and other eurozone peripheral countries will have global consequences on financial liquidity and the world economy including the United states and China.

We also went over the minutes of the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in which most members are not inclined to initiate a QE3 unless disinflation reasserts itself and economic growth weakens in the future.

An MP3 of the interview is here.  The European situation and the tragedy of Greece have been unfolding in very predictable and obvious fashion for a few months.  Even Wolfgang Munchau has finally acknowledged that Greece needs to default.

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