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Our Deer In The Headlights Moment: The "Worst Market Crash Since 1929"...

• http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com, by Michael

The Federal Reserve is stuck between a rock and a hard place.  If the Fed pushes rates higher, interest payments on our 34 trillion dollar national debt could spin wildly out of control and bank balance sheets will be in even worse condition than they are now.  First Republic just bit the dust, and literally thousands of other small and mid-size banks and in serious jeopardy.  So it would be suicidal to hike rates at this point.  But if the Fed were to reduce rates, that would be like injecting jet fuel into a raging fire.  Our ongoing inflation crisis is absolutely crushing working families, and the rising cost of living has risen to the top of the list of things that U.S. voters are concerned about.  The Fed seems very hesitant to cut rates, because that would make inflation even worse.  So at this point the Fed is essentially caught in a "deer in the headlights" moment because it doesn't know which way to go.

But staying on the path that we are currently on is only going to end in disaster.

Mark Spitznagel, the chief investment officer of Universa Investments, recently warned that he believes that the "worst market crash since 1929" is ahead of us…

One of Wall Street's most bearish skeptics told Business Insider last month that he thinks the "worst market crash since 1929" is coming.

For years, our leaders have been "kicking the can down the road", but according to Spitznagel all of that intervention has set the stage for an absolutely epic collapse

In an interview with New York Magazine's Intelligencer last year, Spitznagel likened the Fed's "constant monetary intervention" to forest fire suppression.

He went on to say "when you suppress it enough, it gets to a point where you can no longer afford to have any fires burn because they would be too big and too intense."

That's where the U.S. economy is at, according to the hedge fund manager.


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