Jun 25, 2014
Ellen Brown wrote recently that central banks hae the power to create national currencies with accounting entries, and they are traditionally very secretive. We are not allowed to peer into their books. It took a major lawsuit by Reuters and a congressional investigation to get the Fed to reveal the $16-plus trillion in loans it made to bail out giant banks and corporations after 2008. What is to stop a foreign bank from simply printing its own currency and trading it on the currency market for dollars, to be invested in the US stock market or US real estate market? What is to stop central banks from printing up money competitively, in a mad rush to own the world's largest companies? Evidently not much. China's central bank has been buying up stock both here and Europe with reckless abandon, wonder what their plan is.
We also discussed Ellen's recent run for California Treasurer and her ideas for a California public bank.