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Saturday, March 25, 2017

First the stick and now the carrot as India to offer rewards for citizens who get rid of cash for digital payments

Back in November of last year India's Prime Minister shocked his 1.3 billion citizens by suddenly declaring the two largest denominations of the Rupee to no longer be valid legal tender.  This in turn caused a massive rush from the people to exchange their currency for hard assets such as gold and jewelry rather than to simply fall in line by turning in their money to their nearest banks.

And while some Indians have accepted the Modi plan of creating a new cashless society, many still are fighting to sustain their long tradition of transacting in physical cash.

So while the past few months have seen the government not only confiscate cash, but also invade private residences of those who might be harboring banned currency, one Chief Minister is now shifting gears by offering rewards to citizens who eagerly move towards digital finance, as he seeks make the city of Gao the world's first completely cashless municipality.

Porvorim: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, while presenting the annual state budget on Friday, announced that his government intended to carry on with the on-going nation-wide drive to make the economy as much cashless as possible. 
"The government will encourage digital payments and make it financially rewarding. I propose to formulate an appropriate policy in order to discourage cash transactions," Parrikar said, adding that the government would be strengthening the state's IT infrastructure to permeate high-speed broadband connectivity to every corner of Goa in the next two years. 
Following the decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the then defence minister had envisaged Goa as the first state in India to become a cashless society. He had set a deadline of December 31, 2017, to achieve the target. 
"Goa will be the first to become a cashless society in India. We have to support the Prime Minister's dream," Parrikar had said in November, adding that one can do anything once he/she has registered her/his mobile number with a bank under the central government unified payment interference. - India Times

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The mayor of Philadelphia proves why liberals should never be in charge of finance, economics, or anything to do with money

For years liberal politicians have used the offer of free stuff to try to entice the voting public into believing that money simply grows on trees and that the laws of economics don't matter if the right party is in office.  Case in point, the fact that Bernie Sanders ran for the Presidency on a platform of free education, free healthcare, and a myriad of other free welfare programs that would have doubled the national debt from $19.5 trillion to right around $40 trillion.

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Presidential contender Bernie Sanders' broadly progressive tax and spending proposals would add a whopping $21 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, according to a joint analysis released Monday. 
Sanders' proposals would cost $33.3 trillion in new spending, mostly from his health-care proposals — more than double the $15.3 trillion in new taxes, mostly on wealthier American households, that he proposes if he's elected president, according to the analysis by the Tax Policy Center. - CNBC
Of course, socialists, liberals, and Marxists like Sanders fail to ever look at the long history of nations who implemented their own versions of this, and the graveyard of failed economies that resulted from it.

Their solution?  More of the same, only on a much greater scale.

But liberal economics isn't relegated to just 'taxing the rich'.  And whether it involves trying to bankrupt individuals and economies through moronic schemes such as carbon credits, they have never learned that when governments get involved in an economy, there are consequences that emerge that they never plan for.

Such as in the city of Philadelphia, where the Mayor's push to 'fight obesity' through a beverage tax has now resulted in a massive decrease in tax revenues, and the onset of layoffs in industries that sell soda and other drinks with a modicum of sugar.

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According to Philly.com reports, two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30% to 50% drop in beverage sales and - adding insult to injury - are now planning for layoffs. 
One of the city's largest distributors told the Philadelphia website it would cut 20% of its workforce in March, and an owner of six ShopRite stores in Philadelphia says he expects to shed 300 workers this spring. “People are seeing sales decline larger than anything they’ve seen up to this point in the city,” said Alex Baloga, vice president of external relations at the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. 
Since all of this is taking place as previewed in a recent post: "The 'Soda Police' Just Learned A Valuable Lesson About Taxes", we doubt it would come as a surprise to anyone, although we are confident that Philadelphia city workers will be amazed by these unexpected developments. 
Sure enough, in response instead of admitting the tax was a bad decision, the city lashed out by launching the latest "fake news" campaign, when it questioned the legitimacy of the early figures and predicted that customers responding to the initial sticker shock by shopping outside the city would return. “We have no way of knowing if their sales figures and predicted job losses are anything more than fear-mongering to prevent this from happening in other cities,” said city spokesman Mike Dunn.
Mayor Kenney harshly rebuked reports of coming layoffs late Tuesday night. 
"I didn't think it was possible for the soda industry to be any greedier," Kenney said in an emailed statement. “…They are so committed to stopping this tax from spreading to other cities, that they are not only passing the tax they should be paying onto their customer, they are actually willing to threaten working men and women's jobs rather than marginally reduce their seven figure bonuses." 
Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, which distributes about 20 percent of the city’s soft drinks, said sales were down 45 percent in Philadelphia. The company will lay off 20 percent of its workforce the first week in March. The distributor is a subsidiary of Honickman Affiliates, owned by Harold Honickman, who helped lead the opposition to the tax last summer. The 35 jobs on the line include managers, sales people, and drivers, Brockway said. Sales are up about 20 percent in the suburbs, but that hasn’t helped the business break even, he said. - Zerohedge
The bottom line.  Taxing a product or service to push a political or social agenda simply means people will either quit using it, create a black market for it, or go someplace where there isn't a tax on it.  And all one has to do is look at when states began to tax cigarettes and realize that online sales, and sales of smokes from Indian reservations, would easily defeat the best intentions of liberal economics.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Jim Willie: China working with the BIS to create an international trade settlement contracts using gold at $5000 per ounce

Over the weekend on Aug. 7, statistician and economist Dr. Jim Willie published new information regarding negotiations that are taking place right now between Chinese finance officials and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).  At the heart of these talks is the ending of the dollar as the medium for international trade settlement, and in using physical gold as its replacement.

While not completely confirmed, the number that Dr. Willie has been hearing for a repricing of gold to accommodate global trade settlement would be to boost the price/value to $5000 per ounce.

The Chinese finance officials and the Basel-based bank for international settlements are negotiating a global reform of all bilateral contracts. They strive to alter us dollar-based contracts, and change the contract terms to gold settlement. They are working on a global contract at the $5000 gold price in contract conversion. China represents eastern interests, while Basel represents western interests. It is not yet clear what will happen to commodity price mechanisms. - Golden Jackass via Goldseek

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bitcoin creator nominated for the 2016 Nobel Prize in economics

On Nov. 9, Satoshi Nakamoto, the believed inventor and creator of the crypto-currency Bitcoin, was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Prize in the field of economics by a UCLA finance professor.  In his submission, Professor Chowdhry cited the revolutionary vision that bitcoin has brought to the concepts of money and crypto-currency, and how it has the potential to change commerce as we know it in the 21st century.
Nakamoto is believed to have created the first crypto-currency in 2009, using block chain technology and a platform of de-centralized money that can be used outside of the banking system, and on tools as small as a Smartphone.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bankrupted Nobel prize winning economist says economy needs more debt

When the Nobel committee handed out their prize for Economics to Paul Krugman back in 2008, the selectors must have thought they were giving it to Jack Klugman as a life-time achievement award, because the sad fact is the man who couldn’t even handle his own personal finances is little more than the butt of jokes when it comes to speaking out on financial and economic matters today.
And as the equity and bond markets start to crack in the U.S. during this month of August, the winner of the once meaningful Nobel Prize in Economics came out on Aug. 21 and said that the solution to this new and growing financial debt crisis is…
More debt.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Treasury Secretary Geithner admits he has no idea about government finance

Appointments to cabinet positions in the Executive Branch have frequently been cronyistic rewards for supporters and those who helped finance a President in office.  Take for example former NY Fed President, and now Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who admitted on on May 17th in a PBS interview that he has no idea how the government debt and other financial boondoggles have take place.



While we knew TurboTax was beyond him, the Treasury debacle-in-chief admits he doesn't understand how the debt limit has bubbled back up (seeing it as part of a partisan political agenda); admits that perhaps the NY Fed has a 'perception problem' with Jamie Dimon on the board; and his piece-de-resistance his cognitive dissonance erupts as he touts Obama's economic and jobs record: "look how well we are doing relative to any other major country". - Zerohedge



 
All we have to do is remember three years ago when Geithner went to speak before university students in China on economics and finance, and he was virtually laughed off the stage for his idiotic understanding and attempted propaganda regarding the US dollar.