Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Questions to Ponder

Here are some questions that you might want to consider.  I don't know the answers to them.  I don't think anyone does.  But you can at least enjoy some intellectual challenges!

Is gold really gaining value, or is the dollar simply losing value?

John Maynard Keynes once said this:  "By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some."
 Was Keynes supporting, by supporting constant inflation, the pillaging of citizens?

The Federal Reserve gave out 16 trillion in "emergency loans" from 2007 to 2010.  Our money supply before then was 10 trillion dollars.  What is going to happen to the value of the dollar?

When interest rates were lowered during the Great Depression, the Depression worsened in conjunction with increased government spending.  Why is the Fed lowering interest rates again?

One day we will have to pay back China for all of the loans we have taken out.  Where will we get this money?

I hope I have sparked a little bit of thought today.