The Reality of Central Banks

Make no mistake, the problem does not lie with The Fed per-se.  The Fed’s “low interest rates” are there to permit the profligacy of the government, yet the longer it goes on and the more the government abuses this deadly embrace the further into the coffin corner The Fed and Congress go.  As the debt accumulation rises the maximum interest rate that can be absorbed goes down until finally you reach the boundary where even a slight increase in rates results in instantaneous bankruptcy.

Denninger is a smart man—well-versed in the law, particularly constitutional law, and has an immense knowledge of politics and economics. And yet, here he is once again calling for enforcement of the laws governing The Fed even though history has shown repeatedly and conclusively that it is politically impossible to manage inflation through a central bank. In theory, it is possible that a central bank will act prudently and responsibly, and not inflate the currency. In reality, though, a central bank is nothing more than yet another mechanism by which the government can tax the people.
This is why the solution to inflation is ending the fed, or at least government-mandated fiat currencies, and to allow multiple competing currencies. Relying on the government to properly manage a monopolistic money supply is an exercise in futility. Though it would be theoretically better to do it this way, history has shown quite clearly that a competitive currency market is preferable to a government-controlled currency, and it is therefore better to accept the fluctuations of market-based currency system over the guaranteed degradation of a government monopoly.

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