Saturday, September 6, 2008

Abolish the Federal Reserve Central Bank: Declaration of Financial Independence

The US Federal Reserve central bank does the OPPOSITE of fundamental central-banking principles.

A central bank should:

The Fed’s repudiation and violation of basic best practices for central banking and economics mark the Fed as a failure even by the standards of central banking, and mark the Fed as one of the greatest dangers to a healthy economy.

Inflation creates profit opportunities for a favored few speculators in churning and pump-and-dump schemes that put average people on the hamster wheel of trying to earn X% just to break even after inflation, fees, commissions, market risk, political risk, and taxes. However, the average Joe and Jane’s financial and political independence requires stable money, as defined by stable prices of 0% change over the business cycle. An American should be able to stick his/her nest egg under his/her mattress (the assets insured by homeowner’s insurance if desired, no FDIC needed), and a $100 bill should be worth a $100 even 50 years later. That system would avoid the information asymmetry, risk, moral hazard, malinvestment, and wealth destruction of unnecessary middlemen and would achieve predictable stability for long-term planning in the rational-actor school of economics.

Be a signer of the Declaration. Put your John Hancock in comments.


Sky Minor (310) 709-8283 said...

I'll sign this one. Heck ya. Coming off the gold standard ruins civilizations.

Anonymous said...

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