Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope

Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope

Truly, central bankers are at the end of their rope. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of this urgent dilemma and proposes how to revolutionize central banking in the public interest.

Author: Jack Rasmus

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780997287035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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An historically unprecedented state subsidization of the US financial system has been implemented since 2010 via the Federal Reserve, the US central bank. Oiginally designed to serve as lender of last resort during banking crises, central banking globally has been transformed into the subsidization of the private banking system. Today that system is addicted to, and increasingly dependent on, continuing central bank infusions of significant amounts of liquidity. Rescinding this artificial subsidization would almost certainly lead to a financial and real collapse of the global economy. Central banks will not be able any time soon to retreat from their massive liquidity injections. Nor will they find it possible to raise their interest rates much beyond brief token adjustments. Truly, central bankers are at the end of their rope. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of this urgent dilemma and proposes how to revolutionize central banking in the public interest.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Scourge of Neoliberalilsm

The Scourge of Neoliberalilsm

The explosion of new forms of money and credit that began in the 1980s, and
then accelerated in the late 1990s and after as the economy ... 51 For analysis of
the Volcker Fed, see Rasmus, Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes, 84–91.

Author: Jack Rasmus

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781949762044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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"Rasmus excels at economic history... The Scourge is a powerful, important book. We ignore it at our peril." David Baker, Zmag While the capitalist system has undergone numerous restructurings throughout its history, the capitalist elites’ purpose in elaborating these changes has remained the same: to restore and/or extend their hegemony over domestic class and global challengers. The current systemic designation, operative since 1978, is “neoliberalism,” deployed to obfuscate what in actuality is US imperialism and domestic class warfare. The Scourge of Neoliberalism describes the origins and evolution of the specifically American form of Neoliberalism. Its expansionary phase—from 1978 to 2008—was disrupted by the global crash and crisis of 2008-09 and was only partially restored by the Obama regime thereafter. Trump’s attempt to resuscitate Neoliberalism has led to the emergence of a new, more aggressive and virulent form which, despite some gains, is nonetheless a destabilizing policy regimen destined to break down with the next global economic crisis, which is likely occur by 2020. The political consequences of US neoliberal policy evolution and restoration efforts have led, on the one hand, to the breakdown of government institutions, the decline of mainstream political parties, the atrophy of democratic practices, rights and values, and attacks on civil liberties, and on the other to the embedding of the Neoliberal credo that business tax cuts create jobs, free trade benefits all, low interest rates generate investment, entitlement programs are the cause of government deficits, markets are always efficient, recessions are caused by external shocks to an otherwise stable equilibrium system, and similar empirically unverifiable propositions. In describing the evolution of Neoliberal policies from Reagan through Clinton, the Bushes, Obama, and Trump presidencies, Rasmus shows how they have played a central enabling role in the financialization of the US capitalist economy, in its ever-growing income and wealth inequality gaps, and in the increasing polarization of US society and polity
Categories: Business & Economics

The Current Digest of the Post Soviet Press

The Current Digest of the Post Soviet Press

commercial banks in this country is now “ at the end of its rope . ... 140 have had
their licenses revoked worthy event in Russia ' s economic policy : The
government has by the Central Bank , and revocation petitions pertaining to 130
begun to ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046653477

Category: Former Soviet republics

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Categories: Former Soviet republics

Business International Money Report

Business International Money Report

Alarmed by a steep rise in the unit at its February 12 weekly auction , the Central
Bank intervened to peg the rate at N3.5 : $ 1 - a 12 % appreciation from last
week's rate ... The government is reaching the end of its rope with foreign
reserves .

Author: Business International Corporation

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35128001550522

Category: Banks and banking, International

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Categories: Banks and banking, International

Foreign Commerce Weekly

Foreign Commerce Weekly

... of with 1.1 million tons for the crop year excess of legal requirements , of banks
other than the Central Bank , at the end 1952 . ended June ... Further liberalizing
its Ramon Magsaysay in November demonselective credit controls , the Central
Three major gold producers ... compared had traveled extensively in Eu . toward
lower production of copra as a with 61.9 million pesos for the correrope before
the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026302237

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

From Benign Neglect to Malignant Preoccupation

From Benign Neglect to Malignant Preoccupation

Flight from the dollar rose to high levels . Reluctant to use monetary or fiscal
policy to defend the currency and conscious that European central banks had
reached the end of their rope , the U . S . was left with no alternative to closing the
gold ...

Author: Barry J. Eichengreen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028396125

Category: Balance of payments

Page: 63

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U.S. balance-of-payments problems in the 1960s remain poorly understood. In this paper I argue that they had two aspects. On the one hand there was a problem of real overvaluation, evident in the erosion of the current account and reflecting the reluctance of the Fed, the Executive and Congress to subordinate domestic political and economic objectives to balance-of-payments goals. In addition there was the systemic aspect, that the main source of international liquidity for the expanding world economy was dollar balances. The role of the United States was to act as banker to the world, borrowing short and lending long. But just like a bank providing liquidity transformation services, the U.S. was vulnerable to a depositor run.' So long as foreign central banks, concerned to preserve the Bretton Woods System, stood ready to support the dollar, they provided the equivalent of deposit insurance. But unlike a classic lender of last resort, their willingness to do so was limited. When that limit was reached in 1971, the dollar -- and the Bretton Woods System -- came crashing down.
Categories: Balance of payments

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

At a meeting of central bankers, one of the most ardent advocates of SDR's
declared: “Gold's not important.” A colleague held up a bank report: “If gold is so
unimportant, why did you recently increase your holdings?” “I had tofor
domestic ...

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: IND:30000126167695

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

The Week in Germany

The Week in Germany

May 3 , 1991 The Press Finance and Central Bank Officials Meet in Washington
When the Gulf war broke out , the Americans saw things rather differently . "
Baghdad ... Only their presence now seriously threatens his power , which has
surprisingly remained despite the devastating military defeat . And it was proper
to end the ground war after 100 hours . ... ZEITUNG ( Essen , April 25 ) : " The
people in the Soviet Union can take hope when Gorbachev and Yeltsin pull on
the same rope ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015069011222

Category: Germany

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Categories: Germany

Lectures for Bankers and Business Executives

Lectures for Bankers and Business Executives

But the value of gold is expressed in its purchasing power over commodities and
this is constantly fluctuating . ... if he reaches the end of his rope too abruptly , the
entire economic and banking structure may be subjected to a severe shock when
the end of the gold rope is reached , and expansion must give way to ... For
example , large gold imports may create huge excess reserves in the central
banks .

Author: Captain William McKee

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89095945051

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 648

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Categories: Banks and banking

Daily Report

Daily Report

It would seem that precisely at this time the governor of the central bank sees
much further than the prime minister ... It would seem that the current budgetary ,
monetary , and general economic policy has reached the end of its rope . The
influx ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046723056

Category: Europe, Eastern

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Categories: Europe, Eastern

Fortune

Fortune

4 - socAMDEN GRAN coFollow the leaders to wage and fringe-benefit increases
they have been forced to give their workers ... many Cuban businessmen who
despise Castro still think ho reyolutionary government is along Way from the end
of its rope. ... Take diversified companies which have settled or will settle in have
to borrow heavily at the central bank—equivalent to running the printing presses.

Author: Henry Robinson Luce

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ISBN: UCR:31210016922781

Category: Business

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Categories: Business

Drum

Drum

continued The problems of local banks do not end there . ... The situation
whereby western industrialists pressurize their Nigerian agents to bank with
expatriate banks should be ... the Governor of the Central Bank should play his
part by advising the Federal Government to modify the relevant code in order to
make the conviction of fraudulent bank officials less difficult . ... just to sing their
praises and make them over - confident but to jolt them to the realities of their
tight - rope walking .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131075439

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

Money and Banking

Money and Banking

But the value of gold is expressed in its purchasing power over commodities ,
and this is constantly fluctuating . ... the end of his rope too abruptly , so the entire
economic and banking structure may be subjected to a severe shock when the
end of the gold rope is reached and expansion must give way to contraction . For
example , large gold imports may create huge excess reserves in the central
banks .

Author: Horace White

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B173673

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 808

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Categories: Banks and banking

Time

Time

BUSINESS WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON THE U.S. ECONOMY
Thional economy has been the perHROUGHOUT U.S. history , the na suspicion
in the central banks of Eu he places more reliance on getting there rope than it
has been for a century ? by shrinking ... And he pledged " swift action ” to come
surtax should expire as soon as would lead to important differences in end
congestion in ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556026844555

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New Statesman Society

New Statesman Society

MAASTRICHT skin parched and wisps of his hair out of They obviously
engineered it in close place as he came into the ... Bush spending three hours on
television , council . debating with journalist opponents such as In the end , a
combination of ... to paragraphs and subcratically accountable central bank for
Eusections , but did so from memory . rope , proposed for ... One pendent central
bank is that it could ' sion of David Mellor with his culotte on , who | man said that
the National ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006760552

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

Internationale Politik

Internationale Politik

Central Bank resist pressures ( which This glance at the past reveals how can
come from business , or unions , or close the ... It was the end providing the
example of a truly inde - point of a long development , but it pendent central bank
, as well as by ... Eu - pendent central bank can conduct its rope that was once
seen as a source of monetary policy in complete detachevil was thus turned into
a virtue .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105073486016

Category: Europe

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Categories: Europe

LatinFinance

LatinFinance

N " Over time , these s Latin American central bank officials He expects that ratio
to change gradually shuttled from corridor to ... and occurs with the conversion
into euros of Euto discuss and sell another major financial rope's core currencies
such as the ... Although at year - end cupied with defending their own currencies
?

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ISBN: UCSD:31822025421264

Category: Finance

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Categories: Finance

Bulletin

Bulletin

Finnish banks held Depositories Association ( ECSDA ) , which entails the about
EUR 8 billion of such securities at end - August ... payment and central bank
liquidity needs are determined by its insettlement systems ternal settlement
procedures . ... If the banks participate in several different systems , their liquidity
will be dispersed , which means that they will need ... The CLSBank is sched -
Queued transactions can also be netted using various uled to commence
operations in late ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006191967

Category: Banks and banking

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Categories: Banks and banking

Men s wear semi monthly

Men s wear   semi monthly

I am going to set forth one or two . no rough place , you felt the knock at the end of
the halter . ... You find it convenient , and almost necessary , to have a few feet of
slack rope ... It may be necessary to ask your banker about that in order to
understand it clearly , but you can figure it out yourselves that when money is
very plenty and very cheap it is profitable for a national bank ... I do not think we
will ever have a large central bank , such as they have in the principal countries
of Europe .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069062333

Category: Clothing trade

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Categories: Clothing trade

Business Week

Business Week

The central is developing a choUp to now , oth- RIVLIN : Leaning bank's growing
op- lesterol - lowering corn er Fed ... Alice Rivlin , mist for First Chicago NBD .
makes a yogurt in Eufor one , said last year that she Now , the Fed may wait until
rope ... Benecol , now on sale in our cake and eat healthfully , rules is the
convenience Europe , was developed from a too . ... In a meeting with more years
before AT & T's glass and two clerks on late- | The industry says it may
BUSINESS WEEK ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822022940324

Category: Business

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Categories: Business