Archive for the ‘Bernanke’ Category

Keyser’s Not Much of a Blogger, Huh?

July 1, 2013 by Keyser Söze | 16 Comments | Filed in Bad Thought of the Day, Be All You Can Be, Bernanke, Economic Crisis, Keyser, Keyser is an Idiot, Keyser man of Mystery, Keyser's Lazy, Keyser's Personal Hell

I was surprised to find recently a comment on a post from long-time Lair sufferer Snarkolepsy. She lives in California and is interested in computer robotics (and such things), cialis cars and the economy. Keyser somehow found a post of hers about an apparently dead bird and she noticed a post of his talking about […]

So Where The Fuck Did All Those Bad Mortgages Go?

July 16, 2011 by Keyser Söze | 3 Comments | Filed in AIG, Banking Crisis, Bernanke, Economic Crisis, Euromadness, European Union, Federal Reserve, Geithner, Goldman Sachs

You may recall that the financial disaster of 2008 was caused by MBO’s, stuff that is, “mortgage backed obligations“. Long story short, the long-term income streams of mortgages were converted into fungible (tradable) financial paper, which meant that those who sold the stuff could make money now on income generated years in the future. Add […]

The Ben Bernanke Story

April 24, 2011 by Keyser Söze | 2 Comments | Filed in Be All You Can Be, Bernanke, Blame Game, Lunacy, Money

From the trailer: “In a world of fiscal insanity, and where creating trillions of dollars out of thin air can be done with a flick of a switch, for sale and where one man’s monetarist delusions threaten to turn a central bank into a blazing inferno, illness having the wrong person in charge could result […]

Quantitative Easing Part Dieux: But My Plumber Also Has a Nice Beard Edition

November 13, 2010 by Keyser Söze | 9 Comments | Filed in Bad Idea of the Day, Bernanke, Federal Reserve, How Dumb Can You Be?, Some People Never Learn, Video, YouTube

Blowing Bubbles: FHA/Trump Edition

August 15, 2010 by Keyser Söze | 2 Comments | Filed in Bad Idea of the Day, Bernanke, Economic Crisis, Economics, Federal Reserve, Financial Meltdown, Geithner, Madness, Socialism, Some People Never Learn

It’s not getting too much play, check but since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have their hands (but not their pockets!) pretty much full financing 90% of the mortgages in the US these days, cialis the FHA is stepping in to help out. Basically, the Keynesian (read Bernankian/Geithnerian) solution to the bursting in 2007 of […]

The Uselessness of Economics: Historical Edition

August 12, 2010 by Keyser Söze | No Comments | Filed in Bad Idea of the Day, Banking Crisis, Bernanke, Economics, Geithner, Some People Never Learn

The more you read about today’s economic problems, capsule the more apparent it becomes that economists have no idea what they’re talking about. Just read that idiot Krugman. “The $1.5 trillion spent so far to stimulate our way out of the doldrums just wasn’t good enough. Solution: spending more money we don’t have. What could […]

Know Thy Enemy: Federal Reserve Edition

August 9, 2010 by Keyser Söze | 3 Comments | Filed in Bad Idea of the Day, Bernanke, Depression, Economic Crisis, Economics, Financial Meltdown, Geithner, Good Idea of the Day

Keyser’s been a bit mum on economic topics recently. It’s not that he hasn’t been paying attention. Far from it. But there isn’t much news in this analysis. Basically, sickness the Fed and the US Treasury have spent trillions of dollars that don’t signify anything real, rx and this “money” has resulted in a lot […]

Brother Can You Spare a Dime, or Maybe $500 million?: FDIC Edition

July 24, 2010 by Keyser Söze | No Comments | Filed in Banking Crisis, Bernanke, Blast from the Past, Citigroup, Fraud, Fun and Games, Geithner, How Dumb Can You Be?

This sounds innocuous enough as it stands: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. plans to issue securities backed by about $500 million of home mortgages acquired from failed banks, hospital leaning again on guarantees to help sell the debt. The FDIC will back about 85 percent of bonds created for the offering and it may not […]

You Can Say That Again, Brother: Investment Advice (Or Lack Thereof)

June 17, 2010 by Keyser Söze | 6 Comments | Filed in AIG, Bernanke, Citigroup, Geithner, Goldman Sachs, Greed is not Good, Investment Advice, Keyser, Keyser is an Idiot

Keyser has stopped writing about economics because it’s all too depressing. But here Ben Stein, cialis sale who was one of the rah-rah crowd pre-2008 meltdown but seems to have drawn the right conclusions, ampoule pretty much says it all. There is no science without measurement, viagra sale said Lord Kelvin. Likewise, there is no […]

Ya Think?: “Poisonous” AIG Rescue Edition

June 11, 2010 by Keyser Söze | No Comments | Filed in AIG, Bernanke, Citigroup, Do It Yourself, Financial Meltdown, Geithner, Goldman Sachs, Home improvment, How Dumb Can You Be?, Humor

The genii on the Congressional What the Fuck Went Wrong Commission have had enough of their canoodling and have come to this conclusion: American International Group Inc.’s bailout had a “poisonous” effect on the U.S. financial system because it demonstrated the government would protect Wall Street firms from their own risk-taking, clinic said a Congressional […]

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