"No warning can save people determined to grow suddently rich" - Lord Overstone

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Fake Ben

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

FakeBen is a blog to monitor the Fed and its actions and encourage community participation. At FakeBen, we believe that the Fed policy of the last two decades has created a credit bubble as large as that created in the 1920s. This bubble will lead to either inflation, a recession, or both.

  • Equality for All

    Published 09 October 2008 | viewed 2,563 times

    Last night, I was meditating on the future, and I came up with this: The Fed and Treasury (as well as foreign governments) seem intent…

  • Why Keep Analyst X A Mystery?

    Published 04 April 2008 | viewed 2,235 times

    "The crisis from which we are now suffering is also the outcome of a credit expansion. The present crisis is the unavoidable sequel to a…

  • Round One Winner: Schiff

    Published 31 March 2008 | viewed 3,553 times

    In a recent article, I wrote about Mike "Mish" Shedlock of the blog Global Economic Trend Analysis (http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com) and Peter Schiff, of Euro Pacific Capital,…

  • Bear Stearns Bailout and My Outrage

    Published 24 March 2008 | viewed 2,729 times

    I have been a longtime critic of the Fed, but the latest moves by the Fed are beyond even my most cynical estimations. Bear Stearns…

  • The Problem The Solution

    Published 20 March 2008 | viewed 2,526 times

    First, we must understand the problem, which is fractional banking. The problem with fractional banking is that cash ALWAYS has to be less valuable than…

  • Shedlock vs. Schiff: Rumble in the Economic Jungle

    Published 18 February 2008 | viewed 4,023 times

    While Democrats struggle to line up behind one candidate or the other, there is a lesser known, yet more important fight going on over your…

  • Debt, Corruption, and the Good Life in Sherwood Forest

    Published 14 February 2008 | viewed 2,317 times

    The wave of Obama excitement is sweeping the nation. Change, it seems, is upon us. Or is it? I often wonder if people such as…

  • China's Middle Finger

    Published 03 February 2008 | viewed 5,398 times

    While less known than the China's Middle Kingdom, its middle finger might have more immediate financial consequences. How do you upset China? You start buying…

  • The Fed's 20-Year Misguided Monetary Adventure

    Published 15 January 2008 | viewed 4,935 times

    The Fed has run a misguided monetary policy for the last twenty years. The error of its ways is finally being revealed, and there is…

  • All the Way Down the Rabbit Hole?

    Published 06 December 2007 | viewed 3,868 times

    Dear Diary, This is the Fake Ben Bernanke writing. I've started a journal to express in private what I could never express in public, namely…