Sunday, July 14, 2019

Murray Sabrin Banned From Tea Party Group For Bashing Trump's Desire For an Aggressive Money Printing Fed

Murray Sabrin
Murray Sabrin emails:

They can't handle the truth.

After I posted my published letter today on FB the admin for a North Jersey Tea Party group wrote:

"So your article Murray is about 'The Gold Standard' which is fantastic but you could not help yourself from throwing a knife at Trump. I may leave this up for a few mins but eventually today, your gone from this group. You’ve been warned many times about Trump bashing on this page. Go join a democrat page where you’ll find synergy. "
- Admin

See my letter below.  The non-thinking Trumpsters don't get it.  The Fed is goosing the economy, which is what both Democratic and Republican presidents want in an election year.  Trump is god to these people.

No reason to cut rates just now

Regarding “Powell signals rate cut could be coming soon” (Page 16A, July 11): This article reveals that the Fed chairman, Jay Powell, may be caving in to President Trump’s call for “easy money” as he heads into the 2020 presidential campaign. Thus, the Fed’s much touted “independence” is in question.

Every president running for reelection wants a robust economy, so the voters can go into the voting booth and pull a lever for the incumbent. However, easy money gives a short-term boost to the economy that always ends in tears — higher inflation, recession, bankruptcies, and increasing unemployment.

The most egregious example of a president coaxing a Fed chairman to open the monetary spigot occurred nearly a half century ago, when President Nixon wanted a strong economy, in 1972, to ensure his reelection. The Fed induced boom ended in the bust of 1973-75.

There is no justification for lower interest rates at this stage of the business cycle, which is caused by the Federal Reserve’s manipulation of money and credit. Instead, the Fed should leave interest rates to the financial markets, allowing supply and demand to set interest rates.

In addition, Chairman Powell asserted in his congressional testimony that a return to the gold standard would be harmful to the economy. On the contrary, a return to the gold standard would end the decline of the dollar’s purchasing power; eliminate the manipulation of interest rates and the redistribution of income from low and middle-income families to the 1%.

Murray Sabrin, Ph.D.
Fort Lee

The writer is a professor of finance at Ramapo College and founder of the Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise.

Murray Sabrin, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance,
Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise (founder)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
author, "Why The Federal Reserve Sucks:
It Causes Inflation, Recessions, Bubbles and Enriches the One Percent"


  1. The Trumpsters deserve one another. None of them can see the “forest for the trees.” The economy is not doing well. And when the downturn comes it will be a glorious thing to celebrate their downfall. The majors drawbacks being we All will have to deal with the high unemployment, high inflation, etc. that results from the next crash. And the inevitable denigration of capitalism.

  2. I think the high point of the U.S. was aptly named "Camelot".