Thursday, October 27, 2011

Would An Economics Class Help You Understand The World Today?

I don't think an economics class today or even one taken 10 or 20 years would help much at all in understanding why the world is experiencing an unprecedented global financial collapse. Academia teaches Keynesian economics which naturally benefits the government (and it's government grants that support academia in it's study of Keynesian economics... see how self serving it is?).

Although I write much about bankers being the bad guys, they actually need willing co-conspirators in order to execute their plan. After all, without a partner in government to legalize the actions of bankers, they couldn't possibly get away with as much as they do. Make no mistake, bankers need a willing partner and government is that partner in crime. In order for joint effort to work, there must of course be a way for politicians to benefit. Imagine how difficult it would be for politicians to be elected without promising endless entitlements or if they had to pass higher and higher taxes in order to pay for social contracts and endless wars. Politicians needs a way silently tax us. That's where the bankers come in and this is how inflation comes about. It's a stealth tax caused by the creation of money from nothing.

What our government can't collect in taxes from its citizen base, it must borrow from the Federal Reserve which of course has a blank checkbook. Keep in mind, this is not a checking account but a blank checkbook! The check is written from the Fed and taken over to the Treasury and viola, new money is created. The politicians can now pay for anything it wants and the bankers can sit back to collect the interest on money it created from nothing. It's a corrupt system but each party benefits which is why the fraud continues unabated.

Until we have an honest money system, we can't really expect to have honest politicians. Getting back to economics, Austrian economics is the only area of economic study to correctly predict the booms and busts we've experienced since the creation of the Federal Reserve. I highly recommend following the Ludwig von Mises Institute on Facebook or Twitter. Austrian economics is based on sound money principles. For a quick and funny introduction to Austrian vs Keynesian economics, watch this video. It's hilarious and to the point.

Will The Dollar Crash?

It's not a matter of it could happening. Our politicians are incapable of correcting what was set in motion many decades ago. They are, with a few notable exceptions, subservient to the powers that put them in position of leadership.

When banks control the money supply, they have the ability to buy power in form of elected leaders, media outlets, corporations, etc. How do they do that? By having a window to the money making machine.

The Federal Reserve doesn't have a dual mandate like most people think. Congress has been duped and so have the rest of us although the awareness of the deception is spreading now. The Fed has one mandate and that is to serve the biggest banks.

The Federal Reserve is a cartel meant to stifle competition (which is what a cartel is supposed to do) and it has been overwhelmingly successful in doing that since it's creation in 1913.

I'll keep it simple. The only reason why what we're seeing in Greece hasn't happened here is because Greece can't print their own money. We can and that's exactly what we have been doing. However, before long other countries aren't going to buy our treasuries. The Federal Reserve will have to put itself in position to buy the treasuries. It's already started happening. That's what QEII was.

The bottom line is this, all fiat currencies fail. All of them. Read the dollar bills in your wallet. You are holding bank IOU's. It says Federal Reserve Note at the top. Do you see it? Just like the Mortgage Note you signed to buy your home, it's an IOU. It was created from nothing and like all IOUs, interest is being charged.

Who do you think collects the interest? Banks, of course. It's a scam and we don't know it, but the big banks and the Fed know it and they'll keep the con going for as they possibly can. With the ability to issue debt based money, bankers can control not just individuals but entire countries. Our money, and by extension our country, is controlled by bankers. It's so easy to see if you just know where to look.

The endgame: people holding dollars will be wiped out. These dollars won't be worth the paper they're printed on. A dollar is not money. It's the ghost of money. Once people figure this out (and they are starting to), more people will be running for the exit. When that time comes, it'll be a stampede.

Could a miracle happen? I suppose. I think people would be best diversifying out of the dollar until that happens. Just don't hold your breath. I do believe the greatest transfer of wealth will happen in our lifetime in the next 10 years, possibly sooner. Those who study and know how to prepare will wealthy overnight compared to those have faith in the govt and our financial system and are decimated. Voting left or right will not be a solution. Neither side can prevent what will happen. Only the free market can correct it and the longer the crash is delayed, the worse it will be.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Herman Cain vs. Ron Paul On Predicting The Economic Collapse

The anchor sets him up to take so much credit and to show everyone how much smarter he is than every other political candidate, however he maintains his unbelievable modesty and doesn't even mention himself. He pushes arrogance to the side and only talks about the other problems soon to face America. This is the man who should be President of the United States.

Ron Paul doesn't need Keynesian advisers to inform him on the state of the economy. He's been a life long student of Austrian economics.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Becoming Your Own Banker/Infinite Banking Concept (IBC)- More Q &A

Q. Why would anybody who is not borrowing now, enter into this complicated scheme?
A. First rule of finance is that everything is financed. Pay cash and the interest that otherwise would have been earned on that cash is lost forever. Finance the purchase with a bank/finance company and interest is paid to a 3rd party and then of course, any future interest on the money once paid in full is also lost forever. So even if one is not borrowing in the traditional sense right now, they are paying cash and succumbing to opportunity cost. IBC eliminates opportunity cost because your pool of money is always working for you earning interest and dividends even if you use it to pay cash elsewhere.
I don't know if it's complicated more so than it's just not widely understood by the masses yet. We all grow up outsourcing our individual banking function to the local bank so that becomes our norm. What happens when the banks control the flow of money? They get to call the shots. The idea of doing something different always seems complicated at first. IBC puts the individual in the driver's seat by allowing them to create a reservoir of money that they control. This reservoir of money becomes a cash-in system vs. the cash-out system that our local banks operate for their benefit, not ours.

Q. Why do we need to pay interest to our own bank?
A. Additional interest further capitalizes your bank for future opportunities. The interest becomes capital that not only benefits the family with an increased death benefit and increased cash value but the money is also safe, liquid, and growing contractually in a tax-deferred environment. The question I ask: in the final analysis, where is the best place for your cash? Mutual funds, real estate, bonds, stocks, etc.? There isn't another option that provides the benefits and safety IBC does. Not only that, an IBC policy allows the cash value to be used for any purpose including the purchase of mutual funds, real estate, bonds, stocks, etc. It doesn't restrict options. It safeguards them.

Q. Why do we need an insurance company to make our own bank a reality?
A. None of the other options for our cash can recreate the banking process. Banking is a process, not a product. Additionally, we use a life insurance company because it is a financially solvent institution unlike a bank which operates by lending more money than it carries in reserves (Fractional Reserve Banking). We need our money to be safe and liquid at all times. (Banking secret: banks purchase more cash value life insurance with their assets than any other corporation in the world!)

I think to best understand the answer to this question, we should think of traditional banking as if it were a Shakespearean play with four main characters:

1. Shareholders - them - owners of the bank business looking to make a profit
2. Employees - them - operators of the bank there to earn a living
3. Savers - possibly you - the banks aren't going to lend their own money so they pay interest to the savers for the use of their money.
4. Borrowers - definitely you - banks make their money from lending and so it needs borrowers like you to take out loans for cars, mortgages, college tuition, etc.

The borrower is the most important character in the play (banking process). Without the borrower, the savers wouldn't earn interest on their money, employees couldn't earn a wage, and shareholders couldn't turn a profit.

With a mutual based life insurance company (mutual meaning owned by policyholders), the borrower is not only the saver (each whole life contract is contractually guaranteed to grow each year) but the borrower/saver also participates in the profit of the company because dividends are paid to policyholders, not shareholders. Now instead of the traditional bank cast of players, we have an IBC cast of players that looks like this:

1. Policyholder-you
2. Employees-them
3. Savers- you
4. Borrowers-you

A mutual based life insurance company replicates the banking process that happens at a traditional bank. We just need to adjust our thinking to recognize the players in the play. We don't want the responsibility of running the business so instead we'll hire the employees. As with all businesses, there are expenses. Employees symbolize the expenses one pays in the whole life policy but like any expertly run business, the employees are necessary and help maintain and grow profitability. The same thing happens with an IBC policy. Each year, the policy (banking business) becomes more profitable and is in fact contractually guaranteed to become profitable. There is no other business that can offer the same guarantee and no other business in the world as important as the business of banking. If we don't control our flow of money by creating a family banking system, the banks will always be there to profit from the use of our money. It should be no wonder to anyone what happens in this world when bankers position people in a corner.

"Businesses come and go, but the business of banking is eternal." - R. Nelson Nash, author of Becoming Your Own Banker

Q. Is the desire to do better than banks the right rationale for embarking into something so complicated and not free from expenses?
A. I believe the proper perspective or rationale is to replace your cash-out banking system with a cash-in banking system. Cash out means gone forever. The traditional banking system wants us to subscribe to their way of banking because they profit from lending our own money back to us. It is very parasitic in nature. I have to argue that a traditional banking system is far more expensive because the lost interest we lose by not controlling our money can literally add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in person's lifetime. Ever checked the amount of interest paid on a mortgage or a car. How many homes do we buy in our lifetime? How many cars do we purchase in our lifetime? How many kids do we send off to college? How many major purchases do we pay for with cash?

Nothing in life that is worth having is free. Traditional banking is certainly not free. We just think it is or complain when we have to pay any sort of fee. The truth is traditional banking is far more expensive than starting an IBC policy which is contractually guaranteed to break even and become profitable. Every dollar of premium is eventually accounted for. What is the cost of the much larger death benefit and all the living IBC benefits at that point?

There is no better business to begin and participate in, especially considering that banking is a fundamental process of our economic lives. Once understanding this truth, a person should want to start learning how to profit from the banking process they are already are utilizing anyway. If you don't, your traditional bank is very happy to profit from you and make no apologies for doing so.

Q. How might IBC appeal to different age groups and family circumstances?
A. Each IBC policy is customized for every individual. No two policies are alike. At the end of the day, this is a savings vehicle. It's how the majority of people saved money before mutual funds offered mom and pop an entry into the world of speculation.

People once faithfully paid into their whole life policies when insurance salesman went door to door collecting premium. Nowadays the idea of saving money is foreign because speculation rules the street. People now invest with their savings. Investing to save is not saving. It's still just speculation.

Most age groups and those from all circumstances I have encountered can and have benefited by having money saved for future use. Retirees are the one group that have posed a challenge with IBC because they are no longer producing income to capitalize a policy. However, they have more assets than any other group and could capitalize a policy over a set number of years by re-directing non-incoming producing assets into an IBC policy. This would be done to safeguard their assets from exposure to stock market loss while creating a greater legacy for heirs and providing the living benefits of IBC. All our worthy benefits. An insurance contract also does what Wall Street cannot do which is guarantee income for life. That perhaps is the greatest scam Wall Street gets away with...

John A. Montoya
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Audit/End the Fed Movement infiltrating Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has no specific demands because it doesn’t understand the Federal Reserve Banking System. Students like this one are helping to give Occupy Wall Street a clearer sense of direction by educating the protesters as to how we got where we are today.