Posted Nov 20, 2012 by Martin Armstrong
The greatest problem we have is that liquidity is down by more than 50% still since 2007 on a global scale. Governments are getting so aggressive with taxation they are killing the global economy causing capital to just hoard. This nonsense of terrorism has created a global tax gathering process that is unbelievable. Hotels in Europe will not allow you pay a bill in cash over 1500 euros. You cannot wire 100,000 SF. The banks tell you to write a check. They call it money laundering making everyone prove it is their money and by the way, did you pay your taxes. Elliot Spritzer and the hooker was picked up as “money laundering” that prompted the investigation. All governments have money laundering agencies that cooperate among each other.
All of this is shrinking the global economy ensuring that a crisis will take place. The more governments follow every cent, the less money moves and the lower the economy spirals down. You need rising liquidity and freedom of movement of capital to create more jobs for the youth. Unemployment in Spain among the youth is over 50%. They are migrating to Brazil for there is no future in Europe.
It is the Sovereign Debt Crisis that is destroying everything. With almost 70% of national debts amounting to accumulative interest, the socialists who hate the rich cannot see what their policies have done. They blame the rich for having anything so they can grab it and do what? Pay the bond holders to keep the debt going? This is the greatest transfer of wealth that would even make Marx vomit.
Government has kept interest rates so low to reduce their deficits. But this policy has robbed the elderly of their income to retire on. Government such up everything destroying the entire economy in its wake. There are few jobs for the youth. Buying a home for your retirement is out the window. Saving money for retirement does not work. Government sucks in everything competing with the private sector. Of the $16 trill in debt, can you image how many jobs would have been created had there been no borrowing?
The city of Mainz is a prime example of what awaits us.