You can cut the chaos with a knife it is so thick about us now. We are getting so close…. it will make 2008-2009 look like an easy prequel. Trust will be totally dissipated in the government, in the Central Banks and the entire crony capitalist architecture will collapse. But out of the ruins of the old will be birthed a new nation, or perhaps a confederation of nations, on this continent that will give freedom the real chance it deserves and that has never remotely been so bequeathed.
We are now far advanced into the third central bank generated bubble of the last two decades, but our monetary politburo has taken no notice whatsoever of its self-evident leading wave. Namely, the massive malinvestments and debt mania in the shale patch.
Call them monetary bourbons. It is no exaggeration to say that inhabitants of the Eccles Building deserve every single word of Talleyrand’s famous epithet: “They learned nothing and forgot nothing.”
To wit, during the last cycle they claimed to be fostering the Great Moderation and permanent full employment prosperity. It didn’t work. When the housing and credit bubble blew-up, it washed out all the phony gains from the Greenspan/Bernanke printing spree. By the time the liquidation was finished in early 2010, there were 2 million fewer payroll jobs than there had been at the turn of the century.