To QE or not to QE?





Of course, anyone who knows me will already know the answer to that. I often include this in tweets: #BanQE

It is proven beyond doubt (except for the liars – the politicians, the bankers, the central bankers, the media, the multi nationals – who pretend it has worked) that it has enriched the rich and the financial elite and it has impoverished the bulk of folk.

It has raised the price of C London, Manhattan and DC property and shares.  If you had them you are now worth more.  If you invested in them you are worth more.

Also, if you are an employee your employer has probably been under the cosh and your income has been curtailed.  Yet, your currency has probably depleted.  So, your cost of living has risen.  The cost of housing has risen.

You are toast, while the rich are laughing their heads off.

So, some of you will think I’m just polemicising here.  OK.  Don’t listen to me.  Read and listen to the guy who ran the FED’s QE operation.

Yet, if you talk to 90% of the population they probably don’t even know what QE is never mind what it’s doing to them.

As for the rectangles above – this is our view of what is developing over about a generation.  The Middle Class is being decimated, death of a 1000 cuts.  By 20-30 years expect the MC to be no more than a half in size.  The majority of the leavers will become Poor.  The rest will become SubPoor – no income and no assets.  Think about that for a moment.  Picture an old babooshka selling pencils at the end of her garden.

With such meagre economic growth, for decades, you will find that more and more of your income will be used just for living day to day.  You will have less and less spare money for anything other than bare necessities.  Eventually, the politicians will take more and more of your income and assets by taxing them.  The bankers will take your assets too.  I read last week that companies are lending on cars.  Any cars. The interest rate is so punitive that you will miss at least one payment.  There will be no delay nor come back.  They will take your car.  Not really much difference with a mortgage.  Not really, if you think about it.  Just a longer process.

I was on with the wonderful @KayeAdams of BBC Radio Scotland this morning.  Did you know there is a growing problem of people borrowing for Christmas?  They then struggle to pay it back over the next year.  Many never pay it back.  They stay in debt for ever – due to Christmas.  You Couldn’t Make It Up.

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8 Responses to To QE or not to QE?

  1. Anonymous says:

    just like back in the good old days of proper capitalism – dickensian squalllor. read “bleak house”.

    • exactly that is what qe is and will do to society

      • Anonymous says:

        agree with your article strongly, but this isn’t being done by socialists, is it? the leader chief funder of libertarianism, peter thiel is on the bilderberg steering comitee and has a butler. welcome back to dickensian awfulness.

        also, the lower middle class spend more funding the upper middle class through housing benefit and tax credits (a benefit chiefly for employers) than they do on paltry job seekers allowance. good article though, mate!

      • Interesting re Thiel.

      • Anonymous says:

        the other absurd thing is that the market price for all of this odious, largely ficticious debt is only 5 pennies to the pound. mind you, the endgame we are seeing now, including the “controlled disintergration” of the developed world economy and the rise of china was discussed at length in a document entitled “project 1980s” by the CFR in the early 70s. check it out.

      • Anonymous says:

        thiel, like elon musk and ray kurzweil of digital piano fame are futurists and transhumanists – look up “singularity”. strange fellows to be funding ron paul, no?

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is just describing an M shaped society, the difference is in an M shaped society (Taiwan for example) there is no significant middle class.

    Just super rich and the poor

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