Monday, November 23, 2020

Tag: a Debt Crisis Is Building Again

10 Years Later, a Debt Crisis Is Building Again

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Though it seems like only yesterday, it’s been a decade since my former employer, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and in the process, helped instigate a massive global financial crisis.

That collapse catapulted the Federal Reserve on a mission to, in its own narrative, save the economy from further collapse. In fact, its creation of $4.5 trillion to purchase U.S. treasury and mortgage related bonds from the big private banks in exchange for continued liquidity was the biggest subsidy in U.S. history.