The World’s Largest Money-Laundering Machine: The Federal Reserve

October 8, 2012   |  


Few Americans understand our banking system, the Federal Reserve and how the system was designed to plunder the poor and middle class for the exclusive benefit of the rich, the facists, the corporatists and the state by privatizing profits and subsidizing losses. Charles Hugh Smith,, explains the Federal Reserve with total clarity and accuracy.

Excerpted from: The World’s Largest Money-Laundering Machine: The Federal Reserve

The Fed policy’s first-order effect is to issue hundreds of billions in “free money” to banks; the second-order effect is to destroy the rule of law in the U.S.

Let’s start with a few questions about the proper role of the Central State and Central Bank: why should they bail out private banks? The answer boils down to something like this: “If the private banks absorbed the losses that are rightly theirs in a capitalist system, they would implode. Since the State and Central Bank have enabled these private banks to infiltrate and dominate the nation’s financial system, that system is now hostage to these private ‘too big to fail’ banks.”

In other words, “capitalism” in America now means socializing losses and privatizing profits generated by State and Central Bank intervention. Imagine for a moment the “beauty” of this system for owners of private banks: in a truly socialized banking system, the taxpayers would absorb any losses, but the State would also benefit from any future bank-sector profits. In the U.S. system, the losses are socialized but the people draw no benefit; the profits flow to the top 1/10th of 1% private financiers.

This is the perfection of State-financier crony capitalism.

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The end result of fiat money created by central banks is predictable – paper money always reverts to its intrinsic value of zero.   It always has, always will and the people end up with:

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