Busted: Bankers and The Global Economy

November 12, 2008

Discouraged U.S. Treasury Takes Other Options

illiquidity support

illiquidity support

The major determination of the initial $700 billion bailout to buy up devalued securities has been scrapped. “Illiquidity in this sector is raising the cost” coupled with continued pressures on consumer credit. “This is creating a heavy burden on the American people and reducing the number of jobs in our economy.” Obviously, Paulson’s original take on the bailout was heavily overestimated.

What U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has just admitted is that the functionality, transparency and the scope of the defective banking instruments is so poor, that buying them up won’t solve the problem or would involve a significantly larger sum of taxpayer money, showing a huge chasm in the underlying viability in the U.S. and global banking industry and perhaps the U.S. economy as well.

The bailout made only a month ago won’t deliver what was promised. Secretary Paulson pitched the bailout plan as a way to rid bank balance sheets of illiquid mortgage assets. Congress may show resistance to releasing the remaining $350 million in funds for future purposes. The real problem is that the national bailout won’t work at all. Banks are still holding the toxic debt that they created.

92308-paulson-bernanke-testifyThe United States seems to be stuck in a netherworld of economic dysfunction. Now the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve officials are exploring another facility with the idea of supporting the market for securities backed by assets. Paulson wants to use bailout money to encourage investing again. Investing in a terminally broken system is not the answer and a paramount oversight on Paulson’s part. His misjudgment is just another reason why Paulson should not be allowed to continue to tinker with the financial system. He doesn’t have the expertise required, further muddied by a failed and hopelessly bankrupt and antiquated system. This portends bad things for the U.S. economy and the world, but even worse, the U.S. Treasury is now misrepresenting previous actions without answering to any other authority under the guise of failure. Has anyone really studied the problem enough to be able to develop a core solution?

Continuing to invest in the same bankrupt insanity is poor thinking at best. Trying to convince investors to do the same thing is even worse. There is a push overseas to rebuild a new monetary architecture with a new global financial society. Will desperate American politicians pile on in an effort to redeem themselves and what is left of our failing financial system? What real options does America have?
~ E. Manning

November 11, 2008

Britain: New Global Order and Finance

the only thing to fear is fear itself

the only thing to fear is fear itself

History seems to be in the making. The British Prime Minister is on the forefront of digital and economic globalization that sees the current turmoil in the world economy offers a chance to build a “new global order” based on cooperation and opportunity.

Mr. Brown summarized his approach as internationalist, interventionist and progressive, an approach he believes should make the world confident for the future, making 2008 a year to be remembered not for the financial crash, but for the way in which the world “endured it and prevailed”.

pm-and-lord-mayor-banquetOnce again, the British are on the forefront of promoting a new empire of global unity as an enduring power of ideals that promotes a global society that rises to meet challenges as they arise. The Prime Minister sees financial stability as an international duty of peace and unity. He wants to use U.N. peacekeepers to enforce the peace through the reduction of weapons, both nuclear and otherwise.

He speaks of getting behind the United States to bring about a new change of global mission even though at this time, neither George Bush or Barack Obama are now speaking about this mission. Barack Obama has dropped hints. Could something be going on behind the scenes that isn’t public knowledge? This prospect seems likely.

Prime Minister Brown gives high meaning to what he sees as the new Bretton Woods accord, involving the creation of a new monetary age and a new age of international cooperation. He is promoting getting rid of old orthodoxies in exchange for building on a new global solution of prosperity through the World Bank and new measures to sustain growth. This effort seems to built around the charismatic conviction of Gordon Brown and Barack Obama. You should be paying attention. For those that are concerned with Biblical prophecy, this is a very interesting item to take note of. ~ E. Manning

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