Sunday, June 8, 2014

100 Years Later, What's Become of Our Federal Reserve?

George Mason University is running a piece by Hester Pierce, where she answers the above question by writing:
The real lesson of the Fed's first 100 years is that the best contribution the Fed can make to financial stability is to pursue its monetary stability mandate faithfully and abstain from credit-market interventions that promote moral hazard.
My somewhat more aggressive solution is here.

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  1. Vietnam Tycoon Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Over Fraud

    HANOI, June 9 - A Vietnamese court jailed a tycoon and former banker for 30 years on Monday for his part in a series of elaborate financial scams worth $1.1 billion that have become one of the country's most high-profile banking scandals.

    Nguyen Duc Kien, 50, founder of Asia Commercial Bank , one of Vietnam's largest private lenders, was found guilty of a litany of crimes along with seven co-conspirators who used "sophisticated and cunning tricks" to deprive depositors and companies of hundreds of millions of dollars.

    "The defendants' activities manipulated the domestic financial and money markets, badly affecting the monetary and fiscal policies within the country," the court said in its verdict.

    Vietnam's communist government says it is in the midst of a shake-up to strengthen its beleaguered banking and financial systems after a series of scandals that went undetected during boom growth of 2003-2007, when the sector saw seemingly unrestrained expansion.

    Lax oversight and a spree of easy lending, much to state-run firms, has left Vietnam with high levels of non-performing loans that independent economists say could shackle growth for years without aggressive counter-measures.

    Kien, once owner of former Vietnamese soccer league champions Hanoi ACB, was found to have illegally traded gold and stocks totalling 21.5 trillion dong ($1 billion) and of evading 25 billion dong in tax through his six investment companies.

    The court said the defendants exploited loopholes and loose regulations by using fake documents and manipulating data on credit growth, profits and equities values.
    - Reuters

  2. Ms. Pierce's two 'lessons' for the Feds first 100 years were not fulfilled then and most certainly will not prevail in the next 100 years. The FEDS monetary mandate, by its self-serving agenda, will continue to funnel funds to their "Special Clients", via the 10X lending scam. Secondly, there has been no Morality, Professionally or Socially, identified with the institution since its secret inception 1913.

    Ms. Pierce may know her numbers and financial laws but based upon her answers to the FED situation, I believe she may have skipped the class on the 'Invention of Central Banks and How to Fund European Noblemen.