Friday, June 13, 2008

To the point

For an economy run largely on credit, this is devastating...
The banking “industry” slept like a dog through the climax of the political primary season. Meanwhile, the banks sucked in scores of billions in cheap loans from the Federal Reserve, using bundles of devalued-to-worthless “innovative” securities as collateral. This dodge has worked for about three months, allowing them to pay their employees and cover their electric bills, and is now collapsing because American society can’t maintain the flow of repayment on current debts and can’t take on any additional debt – meaning both the regular “churn” of revenue flowing to the banks is impaired at the same time that fees for originating new loans cannot be generated. Uh Oh.
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