How Long Can Lies & Control Supplant Reality and Free Markets?

How Long Can Lies & Control Supplant Reality and Free Markets? By Matthew Piepenburg.

The current ratio of corporate equities to GDP in the U.S. is the highest in history.

This growing yet shameful disconnect between market highs and economic lows is getting harder to explain, ignore or deny by the architects of the most artificial, rigged and dishonest market cycle in modern history.

In short, it is no longer even worth pretending that stock markets are correlated to such natural measurements as natural supply and demand or a nation’s economic productivity. …

Markets are now driven almost entirely by a tidal wave of new money, brought into existence by record low interest rates:

Even if central banks allow rates to rise one day, it will only be when inflation is rising faster. …

Why?

Because short of default, the only and time-tested trick left up the sleeves of debt-soaked policy makers to dig their way out of a nightmarish and historically unprecedented debt hole (which they alone created) is by pursuing policies of deeply negative real rates.

This twisted inflationary playbook, so familiar to rigged insiders yet unknown to the vast majority of retail investors, boils down to a policy play by which our “experts” solve debt with more debt and hide truth behind more complex policy adjectives (i.e., lies.).

Specifically, this means the “experts” will: 1) deliberately seek more inflation while 2) lying about true inflation levels and then 3) repress interest rates in order to partially inflate their way out of debt with 4) increasingly debased currencies. …

Real wealth is transferred from the middle class to the asset shufflers and the finance industry:

More inflation is a direct tax on the increasingly poorer middleclass.

Sadly, too many are too busy trying to make sense of months of lockdowns, illegal vaccine mandates, movement restrictions, crime waves and inflating rent payments to notice that they have been made into serfs in a Brave New World where greater than 80% of the stock market wealth is held by the top 10% of the population.

Let’s be clear: I’m a screaming capitalist, but a pandemic world in which Bezos, Musk and other billionaire wealth has increased by 70% while 89 million Americans have lost their jobs is NOT capitalism, but a symptom of a rigged system in which the anti-trust rules I learned in law school, or the social and economic principles I learned in economics are simply gone.

With each passing day, we see increased evidence of … a new feudalism marked by grotesquely distorted notions of truth, reporting, data, natural market forces and political/financial accountability. …

Inflation disrupts the evolved ecosystem of wages and incentives, causing breakdowns. For instance, truck drivers aren’t paid enough to make it worth their while, and excess bureaucracy slows their job and make it miserable. Capitalism would solve those problems in an instant with fewer regulations and wage increases. But instead:

Take, for example, the aforementioned tanking of GDP, now being attributed to openly tanking export data out of the U.S. and the undeniable supply chain disruptions impacting the global economy. …

Biden’s move to run the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on a 24/7 schedule to alleviate bottlenecks … increased throughput by roughly 15% …

That’s nice, and sure, it helps.

But despite such band-aid measures, supply chains won’t normalize until early 2023, at the earliest … and that assumes no further disruptions, which frankly, is a naive assumption. …

[Fed Chairwoman-turned-Treasury-Secretary Janet Yellen’s] comment above regarding bottlenecks “subsiding” once “we make further progress on the pandemic” is very comforting, no?

But it’s just another veiled way of pushing a vaccine mandate which defies every principle of the social contract our founding fathers achieved …

Pandemic politics:

But should we not at least be asking ourselves if the pandemic discussion is less about global health and more about global control? …

For example, why has so much political, social and economic power been given to a minority of policy makers to scare/distract the world into ignoring a now obvious global power-shift justified by a virus which causes mild-to-moderate symptoms in 95% of the infected and whose case fatality rate is quantifiably somewhere in the range of 0.1% to 0.5%? …

Tens of thousands of firemen, police officers, nurses and military personnel — the very heroes who have placed themselves on the front lines of our increasingly criminalized, sick and psychologically damaged population — are now being forced out of work for not agreeing to a forced jab imposed by anti-heroes?

One has to at least wonder why so much effort has been made by a government-influenced/co-conspired media to spend its time criminalizing the unvaccinated rather than making front-page noise pointing out the obvious criminalization of our global financial system?

By that, I’m thinking of the years of recently revealed insider trading at the Fed and in Congress, the anti-trust violations of the non-tax-paying Amazon robber-baron (whose warehouse employees are on food stamps) or the open media-censorship and just plain shady that occurs daily at Facebook … ? …

From the honest minority in controlled markets to an honest minority in politics, plain-spoken facts are fighting for free expression. …

Sustainability is sorely lacking:

In the last 20 years, for example, policy makers have tripled the global debt levels yet made no commensurate progress with global GDP, which is literally 1/3 of this embarrassing debt pile.

That is shameful. Debt like this always destroys economies. Always.

Instead, those same “experts” have mouse-clicked more instant money out of thin air in the last decade than all the money ever created by all the combined central banks since their inception.

They actually want you to believe that a debt crisis can be solved with … more debt.

Such staggering money creation has led unequivocally and directly to the greatest and most inflated risk asset bubble in the history of capital markets.

Yet rather than admit to the open failure of such monetary expansion, which has simply crushed the natural purchasing power of [paper] currencies, the architects of this failed experiment will now try to blame such excessive debt and currency destruction on a severe flu pandemic rather than years of their own pre-COVID policy crimes. …

The feudalists responsible for such grossly mismanaged financial markets are all too aware (and nervous) that they have equally created the greatest wealth transfer and wealth disparity ever witnessed, akin to the pre-revolutionary era of Marie Antoinette France, Romanov Russia, Batista Cuba or Weimar Germany — none of which ended well…

Such otherwise immoral and corrupt wealth disparity, wealth transfer and wealth creation explains why the very architects of the same would rather have the masses fighting about jabs, schoolboards, and “woke” SJW’s gone wild rather than at themselves. …

For that select yet blunt and independent-thinking minority who thankfully prefer candor over propaganda, reality over fantasy and genuine rather than hyped solutions to the problems and problem-makers all around us, all l/we can do is trust history, facts, natural market forces and each other. …

If there’s one thing history and free market forces have taught us it’s this: In the end, broken systems die and real money returns.

Maybe this time it’s different? Nuh, just kidding.

The root of many of today’s  apparently disparate problems? Follow the money.