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Fred Sheehan

Fred Sheehan

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Frederick J. Sheehan Jr. is an investor, investment advisor, writer, and public speaker. He is currently working on a book about Ben Bernanke.

  • Numbers and Prices

    Published 21 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve is fully committed to its asset-propping strategy: It will raise the economy by lifting asset numbers. This is where it is important…

  • When the Scales Fall

    Published 19 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The U.S. government is losing credibility. That is both an obvious and a useless observation without a sense of the consequences. Maybe, there are none.…

  • 'A' for Conduct. 'F' for Guts

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "You are lucky, if I may say so, that I'm the one who's standing here and not the ghost of Sen. Carter Glass. One hesitates…

  • Interview with David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation: The Rise of Crony Capitalism in America

    Published 23 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Buy Now The reviews I have read of David Stockman's book, The Great Deformation: The Rise of Crony Capitalism in America, have dealt in trivia,…

  • Big Money

    Published 22 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The difficulty of institutions that need cash for payment have grown acute during the chalk-brained professors' zero-interest-rate pogrom. Insurance companies are one victim, pension plans…

  • When Prices Fall

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "Real and Illusory Credit" bridged the destruction of phony, 1920s, Federal-Reserve wampum to Bernard Connolly's evaluation of today's deadly path. The aftermath of the twenties,…

  • Real and Illusory Credit

    Published 08 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "When Ro-Ro goes No-No" expounded upon the ultimate futility of conjuring illusory wealth. Bernard Connolly's analysis, "Rethinking the Rogoff-Reinhoff Thesis," made the case. Connolly wrote…

  • When Ro-Ro Goes No-No

    Published 01 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A book finds favor when public opinion is willing to accept its proposition. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (2009) by Carmen…

  • Preface for Chinese translation of Panderer to Power

    Published 19 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Untold Story of How Alan Greenspan Enriched Wall Street and Left a Legacy of Recession To be published by Fudan University Press I thank…

  • The Time is for Turning

    Published 17 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Economist published a sketch of Margaret Thatcher's political career in its April 8, 2013, edition. "No Ordinary Politician" (subscription may be required) is a…

  • Let's Not Think

    Published 12 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    On April 2, 2013, Peter Orzag, former director of President Obama's Office of Management and Budget, debated David A. Stockman, former director of President Reagan's…

  • Take Your Money and Run

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It is a wonder of the times that, in matters of money, such trust endures when those in whom it is invested work so hard…

  • Speaking Up for Deformity

    Published 02 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In a favorable review of David Stockman's The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, a critic winds down with a sigh. Stockman's prescriptions…

  • Money is Gold

    Published 27 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I believe Dennis Gartman compiled this list through June 13, 2012. "Spain is not Greece." - Elena Salgado, Spain's Finance Minister, February 2010 "Portugal is…

  • A Quarrel in a Far-Away Country between People of Whom We Know Nothing

    Published 21 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Even for those living on a distant continent, the confiscation of state-guaranteed bank deposits in Cyprus is a reminder. (At this stage, it is not…

  • Jail Time?

    Published 16 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "The Fed's alphabet soup of cash-pumping....actions were so reckless that even the outrageous anecdotes to which they gave rise can scarcely capture the lunacy rampant…

  • Eating the Fed for Lunch

    Published 10 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The lack of interest regarding just how the Federal Reserve will extricate itself and the rest of us may be a matter of self-preservation. There…

  • Crony Bureaucrat

    Published 07 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The bureaucrat is similar to the cockroach. Both "species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings." Both "are…

  • Dissension is Overrated - Part II

    Published 01 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, RORO (risk-on, risk-off) hit the RO switch (risk-off) when the Federal Reserve released minutes of its January 29-30, 2013, FOMC…

  • Time to Go Short: Here Come Those Experts Again

    Published 20 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The February 2, 2013, edition of The Economist presented a rousing endorsement for Scandinavian living. ("Cecil Rhodes once said that 'to be born an Englishman…