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Cashless Society Needed for Negative Rates – Gordon Long on USA Watchdog

Sunday, June 14, 2015 18:35
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Macroeconomist Gordon Long says elite bankers want and need negative interest rates.  How do they get them?  Long says, “We need a cashless society in order to get negative interest rates.  We have had negative real interest rates for some time.  That’s the whole premise of paying down the government debt by effectively debasing it.  But we have run up against a wall, and we have run up against that wall.  Clearly, quantitative easing isn’t working.”

Long says the bankers are not through distorting the system, and a cashless society is the next step.  Long explains, “We are still early in the second or third innings of what’s to come.  We are trapped in a globalization trap.  With quantitative easing . . . we are bringing demand forward.  Debt is nothing but future demand.  So, we are really pushing at demand, but we can’t bring anymore forward.  In fact, real disposable income is falling.  People don’t have money to spend, and jobs are not there.  The issue now is not demand. . . .The issue is oversupply.  Cheap money doesn’t just allow you to buy something, it also allows producers to produce.”

So, will a cashless society put off the next crash?  Long says, “We have run out of runway, but never underestimate the ingenuity of a trapped politician and central bankers to come out with new policies and new ways to extend this.  We are going to see some pretty violent volatility and corrections.  We are going to be in there guaranteeing collateral because our issue is . . . there is a shortage of collateral.  The Fed sucked all of the bonds out of the market.  There is a shortage of them.  So, we have a major liquidity problem.  That’s the runway we are running out of, and flows are starting to slow dramatically.  Now, that says it’s getting unstable, but that doesn’t mean the world is coming to an end.  It does mean we are going to do something else, and one of those things is negative nominal rates and cashless society.  That’s the reason why we are going to have a cashless society.  You are going to see this (cashless society idea) accelerate in the next six months.” 

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After the interview: Gordon Long adds he sees trouble coming with “September options expirations” this fall.  He also expects a “big credit freeze coming that may last for two weeks before mid-2016,” but he’s quick to say that credit freeze could literally “happen at any time.”  Long puts free commentary on  He also offers a paid subscription newsletter that you can see by clicking here. (Right now he’s running a two month free trial.)

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greg_hunter1Mr. Hunter is the producer and creator of Greg Hunter’s The site’s slogan is “analyzing the news to give you a clear picture of what’s really going on.” The site will keep an eye on the government, your financial interests and cut through the media spin. Greg Hunter’s is neither Democrat nor Republican, Liberal or Conservative. Before creating and producing the site, Greg spent nearly 9 years as a network and investigative correspondent. He worked for ABC News and Good Morning America for nearly 6 years. Most recently, Greg worked for CNN for shows such as Paula Zahn Now, American Morning and various CNN business shows. Greg encurages feedback and welcomes comments. You may also support by clicking here to donate.  Reprinted with permission.     TND full (1)

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