Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Fed as Counterfeiter

The Mises blog has a great article that explains the complicated workings behind central banking, and how despite the complex mechanisms and multiple actions/strategies, they all combine to create a scenario where the government really can just print new dollars to finance its spending.

No wonder all the governments of the world are such big fans of central banking ... it gives them the 'flexibility' to just issue more debt, which gets exchanged for newly minted dollars, whenever it needs to spend on warfare, welfare, bailouts and special interests.