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We Are Giving Them Our Real Money to Make Up for Losses of Pseudo Money that Never Really Existed

Posted By admin On October 23, 2008 @ 3:44 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

George Washington’s Blog [1]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008

In response to an essay about the government bailouts, I received the following comment:

“I posed a question to a few ‘experts’ asking where all this lost money had gone, or if it ever existed, but got no reply.

A couple of days later I heard the same question asked to a BBC radio business program. They went across the road from the BBC studio, to the London school of Economics to ask 2 of their senior lecturers this question.

Their answer? No, the lost money never really existed!

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So now we are giving them OUR money to make up for the losses that only really existed as 1s and 0s in their computers. Unbelievable.”

Is he right?

Yes.

As derivatives expert Satayjit Das puts it [3]:

[A leading financial writer] coined the phrase “candy floss money” ["candy floss" is the British expression for "cotton candy"].

Financial technology spun available “real” money into an exaggerated bubble that, like its fairground equivalent, collapses ultimately. . . . The perceived abundance of liquidity was, in reality, merely an illusion created by high levels of debt and leverage as well as the structure of global capital flows.

The “lost” bank money which taxpayers are being forced to “replace” had no more substance than cotton candy.


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[3] puts it: http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto102120081020247519&page=2

[4] While Talking About Keynesian Stimulus, Feds Are Really Just Giving Money to the Big Boys: http://www.prisonplanet.com/while-talking-about-keynesian-stimulus-feds-are-really-just-giving-money-to-the-big-boys.html

[5] Federal Reserve Money Printing Is The Real Reason Why The Stock Market Is Soaring: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-reserve-money-printing-is-the-real-reason-why-the-stock-market-is-soaring.html

[6] Sorry, Santa Isn’t Real … and Neither Is “Free” Money: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sorry-santa-isn%e2%80%99t-real-%e2%80%a6-and-neither-is-%e2%80%9cfree%e2%80%9d-money.html

[7] Why Is The Smart Money Suddenly Getting Out Of Stocks And Real Estate?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-is-the-smart-money-suddenly-getting-out-of-stocks-and-real-estate.html

[8] Derivatives: The Real Reason Bernanke Funnels Trillions Into Wall Street Banks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/derivatives-the-real-reason-bernanke-funnels-trillions-into-wall-street-banks.html

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