Marc Faber’s 50 Minute Lecture On Virtually Everything: ‘Keynesians Like Paul Krugman Should Go And Live In North Korea’ (The Bubble Film Interview)

Marc Faber: “Paul Krugman Should Go And Live In North Korea” (ZeroHedge, Dec 13, 2012):

If there is one thing better than Marc Faber providing a free, must-watch (and listen) 50 minute lecture on virtually everything that has transpired in the end days of modern capitalism, starting with who caused it, adjustable rate mortgages, leverage, why did the Fed let Lehman fail, why was AIG bailed out, quantitative easing, Operation Twist, where the interest on the debt is going, which bubbles he is most concerned about, a discussion of gold and silver, and culminating with his views on a world reserve currency, is him saying the following: “The views of the Keynesians like Mr. Krugman is that the fiscal deficits are far too small. One of the problems of the crisis is that it was caused by government intervention with fiscal and monetary measures. Now they tells us we didn’t intervene enough. If they really believe that they should go and live in North Korea where you have a communist system. There the government intervenes into every aspect of the economy. And look at the economic performance of North Korea.” Priceless.

50 minutes of Faberian bliss:


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US Treasury Admits It Conducted A Circular Ponzi Scheme For Years

US Treasury Admits It Conducted A Circular Ponzi Scheme For Years (ZeroHedge, Aug 17, 2012):

While one may wonder about the implications of the just announced “accelerated windown” of the GSEs, predicated in no small part by the surge in animosity between Tim Geithner and the FHFA’s Ed DeMarco, there is one aspect of the announcement that is completely and utterly unambigious: as part of its justification to demand faster liquidation of Fannie and Freddie’s “investment portfolio” Tim Geithner gave the following argument:

This will help achieve several important objectives, including… Ending the circular practice of the Treasury advancing funds to the GSEs simply to pay dividends back to Treasury

In other words not some fringe blog, not some “partisan” media outlet, not some morally conflicted whistleblowing former employee seeking immunity, but the US Trasury itself just admitted it had been engaged in circular check kiting scheme, which essentially has all the components of a Ponzi scheme in it, ever since the nationalization (about which there is no now doubt and which means the GSE’s $6 trillion in debt is now fully on the Treasury’s balance sheet) of Fannie and Freddie in 2008.

Transfer one more conspiracy theory into the conspiracy fact bin.

Former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich (Video): 2008 Crash Manufactured – Made Insiders Tremendous Amounts of Money – ‘TARP An Unmitigated Disaster’ – ‘Unprecedented $29 Trillion Market Intervention By The Fed And The Treasury’ – ‘Protesters Should Occupy Washington And The Fed’


YouTube Added: 13.06.2012

Peter Schiff Exposes And Destroys Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke (Video) … ‘The Collapse Is Coming Soon’


YouTube Added: 28.05.2012

Scandal: Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners (NPR, Jan. 30, 2012):

Freddie Mac, a taxpayer-owned mortgage company, is supposed to make homeownership easier. One thing that makes owning a home more affordable is getting a cheaper mortgage.

But Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars betting that U.S. homeowners won’t be able to refinance their mortgages at today’s lower rates, according to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom.

Read moreScandal: Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

Jim Rogers: QE NEVER STOPPED – The Fed Is Lying About QE 3 – Rising Money Supply Proves There Is QE 3 – On MF Global (Video)


YouTube Added: 22.11.2011

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Need Up To $215 Billion In Taxpayers Money Through 2013

The article below is from Oct. 21. This is from CNN Money, Nov. 15:

Fannie & Freddie Executives Score $100 Million Payday (Which Is Essentially Taxpayers Money – Fannie Mae Asked For Another $7.8 BILLION Of Taxpayers Money To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter)


Fannie, Freddie Need More Money (FOX Business/Reuters, Oct. 21, 2011):

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may need as much as $215 billion in additional capital from the Treasury through 2013 to offset losses and maintain a positive net worth, their federal regulator said on Thursday.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose programs fund the lion’s share of all new home loans, are at the center of debate as Congress sets to overhaul a U.S. mortgage finance system that contributed to the worst housing crisis since the 1930s.

The cumulative capital needs of the two housing finance giants, which were seized by the government in late 2008, will likely fall between $221 billion and $363 billion through 2013, the Federal Housing Finance Agency estimated.

Read moreFannie Mae And Freddie Mac Need Up To $215 Billion In Taxpayers Money Through 2013

Fannie & Freddie Executives Score $100 Million Payday (Which Is Essentially Taxpayers Money – Fannie Mae Asked For Another $7.8 BILLION Of Taxpayers Money To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter)

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Black Hole Fannie Mae Asks Taxpayers For Another $7.8 BILLION To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is asking the federal government for $7.8 billion in aid to cover its losses in the July-September quarter.


Fannie, Freddie execs score $100 million payday (CNN Money, Nov. 15, 2011):

NEW YORK — Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received the biggest federal bailout of the financial crisis. And nearly $100 million of those tax dollars went to lucrative pay packages for top executives, filings show.

The top five executives at Fannie Mae received $33.3 million in 2009 and 2010, while the top five at Freddie Mac received $28.1 million. And each company has set pay targets of as much as $17 million for its top managers for 2011.

That’s a total of $95.4 million, which will essentially be coming from taxpayers, who have been keeping the mortgage finance giants alive with regular quarterly cash infusions since the Federal Home Finance Agency (FHFA) took control of the companies in September 2008.

Fannie CEO Michael Williams and Freddie CEO Charles Halderman, each received about $5.5 million in pay for last year, and they could receive more when their final deferred compensation for 2010 is set. All the executives receive a significant portion of their pay in the year or years after they earn it.

Read moreFannie & Freddie Executives Score $100 Million Payday (Which Is Essentially Taxpayers Money – Fannie Mae Asked For Another $7.8 BILLION Of Taxpayers Money To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter)

Ron Paul Highlights @ CNBC Michigan GOP Oakland University Debate – ‘We Will Most Likely Bail Out Europe, Which Will Be A Real Tragedy’ (Video)


YouTube Added: 09.11.2011

Former Assistant Secretary OF Housing Catherine Austin Fitts: ‘It’s Time to Bring Our Mortgages Home’

It’s Time to Bring Our Mortgages Home – Your Municipality and Community Venture Fund is the Ideal Investor for Fannie, Freddie & FHA Defaulted Mortgages (Solari, August 29, 2011):

By Catherine Austin Fitts (in the first person) and Carolyn Betts

The Administration is now proposing the transfer of significant defaulted mortgages and foreclosed properties held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) to large national institutional investors.

A Huge Housing Bargain — but Not for You
The Street (18 Aug 11)

White House Seeks Ideas to Shrink Foreclosure Glut
Catherine, News & Commentary (11 Aug 11)

Enterprise/FHA REO Asset Disposition (PDF)
RFIFinal (10 Aug 11)

Such a transfer is not economic — other than for the large investors and to serve a wider agenda of social control and engineering, including gentrification of numerous areas whose former residents were fraudulently induced and evicted with the use of these mortgages.

I served as FHA Commissioner (See: Austin Fitts Better be Good With Hammer and Nails) during the first Bush Administration and then, several years later, my company, Hamilton Securities Group, served as the lead financial advisor to FHA, providing portfolio strategy advice with respect to $400 billion of financial liabilities and assets, including over 50,000 of foreclosed properties held by the government as the result of mortgage insurance claims for defaulted FHA-insured mortgages.

Read moreFormer Assistant Secretary OF Housing Catherine Austin Fitts: ‘It’s Time to Bring Our Mortgages Home’