Think of the Fed and its interference in the markets as a wanderer in the desert, who despite carrying enough water, can’t help himself from wading into the glorious, shimmering, pristine pool he sees over there in the distance.
Except it’s not water. It’s quicksand. Once the Fed first fell for the mirage that it could somehow execute the job so perfectly executed by free markets better than those free markets on their own, it has been left trying to extricate itself from yet another totally unnecessary, could-have-been-avoided, self-created disaster.
But that’s the thing about quicksand. The harder you work to get out of it, the faster you sink. The Fed has already admitted that we’re irrevocably stuck in a permanent QE loop now that we’ve resorted to such wild levels of money printing to solve all our perceived economic woes.
The Fed's own greed and hubris is going to bring the system down faster than was necessary.
If the Fed wanted to do the right thing, the thing that would sustainably benefit the US populous the most, it would die as quickly and quietly as possible, let all the dammed up and postponed pain and downside out, so we could try to get through it all and chart a sustainable course without it. Because the current plan, postponing the inevitable misery wrought by profligate debt spending unti the whole rattletrap comes apart at the seams, is the worst plan of all.
But we’re all well-served to remember that the Fed is a privately owned corporation that does not exist to serve the American people. It exists to enrich the private banks that own it...