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The Real Cause of Inflation.

August 1, 2021 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) “The June reports on consumer and producer price inflation struck a significant blow to the “transitory” inflation argument. Both showed substantial and broad-based gains, resulting in the highest rates of inflation in decades. In June, consumer prices rose increased 0.9%, the most significant monthly gain of the year and the largest since 2008. Core consumer prices posted a similar increase of 0.9%. That matches the April 2021 gain, and both represent the most significant increases since 1982.” The Fed’s “Inflation Bubble” Joe Carson

            I’m sure you’ve noticed the cost of living is increasing, items cost more now then they did this time last year. This is called inflation. Most people don’t understand what inflation is, they think it is a rise in prices and the cost of things. No, that is the effect of inflation; inflation is a precipitous increase in the money supply which in turn drives prices upwards and the value of the currency downward.

            How does this happen? In America the money supply is controlled not by the government but by the central bank, called the Federal Reserve Bank. They call it that to mislead people into thinking it is an agency of the federal government; it is not, it is a cartel of privately owned banks. “The Federal Reserve Banks are not a part of the federal government, but they exist because of an act of Congress. Their purpose is to serve the public. So is the Fed private or public? The answer is both. While the Board of Governors is an independent government agency, the Federal Reserve Banks are set up like private corporations. Member banks hold stock in the Federal Reserve Banks and earn dividends. Holding this stock does not carry with it the control and financial interest given to holders of common stock in for-profit organizations. The stock may not be sold or pledged as collateral for loans. Member banks also appoint six of the nine members of each Bank’s board of directors… When Congress established the Federal Reserve, it charged the Fed with the critical task of providing a safe and efficient method of transferring funds throughout the country’s banking system. Reserve Banks and their branches carry out this mission, offering financial services to all financial institutions in the United States, regardless of size or location. Essentially, Reserve Banks serve as bankers’ banks, offering a variety of financial services. They distribute currency and coin, processes checks, and offer electronic forms of payment.”

            The Federal Reserve Bank sets economic policy for the nation by determining the interest rate and money supply. These are important powers because their actions or inactions set the tone and tenor for every aspect of the economy. The governors of the  Fed’s regional banks carry out the mandates of the Fed. Fed policies determine how much interest you will earn in your savings; retirement plan and investments, how much you will have to pay to borrow money and how much money will be in circulation at any given time. This impacts us when we get loans like mortgages, car loans or student loans for example.

Current Fed policy is to set the interest rate low while flooding the nation with money. This is why our savings and retirement funds are not growing as we would like, due to the low interest rates. This creates a disincentive to save! But if you want to borrow the low interest rates are a boon which is why the nation is in so much debt! Bankers make money on interest debt its called usury. The corporations and rich take advantage of the low interest rates to borrow money to buy back their stock shares, which rises the value of the stock (some say over values) and they get bonuses and dividends when the stock rise.

 When prices rise most people don’t understand the currency is being devalued, that their return on investments and their savings are being diminished. Most folks don’t know how this happens or who to blame for this situation. This is what is happening now but we are being told “don’t worry this is a temporary situation”. We are being lied to, we are experiencing is the direct consequences of Fed policies that reduced interest rate to near or below zero while cranking up the proverbial money printing press.

The value and purchasing power of the dollar is being debased as the Fed keeps pumping out trillions of dollars, which is why the prices of things is going up. “Studies show that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has taken advantage of emergency repo operations, injecting more than $ 9 trillion into the market since September 2019. A recent research report reveals the daily money flow of the Federal Reserve while showing that the Fed will not publicly share information about buyers with whom it cooperates to pump money into the market. Estimates are that 22% of the circulating US dollar was printed in 2020.” $9 Trillion Dollar Story: 22% of the circulating USD printed in 2020 Matthew Cage  (underline is my emphasis)

 There is much more to this, something more ominous that doesn’t bode well for the 99%.

Columnist; Junious Ricardo Stanton

Official websitehttps://fromtheramparts.blogspot.com/

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