Central Banks, Part 1

The heart of a country's economy would be the central bank if its economy were a human body. And the central bank pumps money into the economy to maintain and spur growth in much the same way that the heart works to deliver life-giving blood throughout the body. The amount of money needed by economies varies over time.


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Depending on the economic climate and the central bank's level of authority, different approaches are used by central banks to regulate the amount of money. The Federal Reserve, also known as the Fed, is the national bank of the United States. The People's Bank of China, European Central Bank, Swiss National Bank, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan are a few other well-known central banks.

Both microeconomic and macroeconomic dynamics are influenced by the amount of money in circulation in an economy. Large sums of unrestricted free money encourage individuals and businesses to spend more on a micro level. A personal loan, a car loan, or a mortgage are simpler to obtain for an individual, and obtaining funding for a business is simpler.

Money circulation has an impact on an economy's gross domestic product, general growth, interest rates, and unemployment rates at the macroeconomic level. To achieve economic goals and influence monetary policy, central banks frequently regulate the amount of money in circulation.


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The amount that countries could produce was constrained when their currencies were once tied to a gold standard. But by the middle of the 20th century, it had come to an end, and now central banks may boost the amount of money in circulation by simply "printing" it.

Even though they are free to print unlimited amounts of money, doing so has drawbacks. Money loses value when the government just prints more of it because this has no impact on economic activity or production levels. The central banks don't usually resort to just printing additional money because this can lead to inflation.

Sources:
What Central Banks Do
Federal Reserve
Why Printing More Money Causes Inflation


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Printing continues, now governments realize the recklessness over the past couple of years stopping economies in their tracks, now resulting in interest rates being hiked whilst money is scarce in earnings.

'Silver or gold', 'zero and ones' appear more worthy to the printed paper floating around!

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You nailed it, @joanstewart!
Thanks for the tip! It is much appreciated!
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Have yourself a wonderful weekend, always a pleasure sharing what makes sense 😇

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Happy weekend, @joanstewart!
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Printing money is much cheaper than physical Silver. Imagine if the money printed was backed up by some precious metals !

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Maybe if money was still backed up by precious metals, our dollars would not lose their value. Money loses value when the government just prints more of it because this has no impact on economic activity or production levels.
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It seems that in the last decade the central banks, especially in the US and Europe, have printed more money than necessary. Now with inflation skyrocketing, will they remove money from the market or continue as if nothing happened?

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Thanks for the report, on real vintage Money, SILVER SAVER - @silversaver888. Imagine of how many times this trusted, and accepted, Silver US Half-Dollar did its job, even when the denomination could no longer be read:
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Ms. Saver before you read this I just want to tell you that you may want to have a tissue............ @silversaver888

“Letter in the Wallet,” .............

As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in there for years.

The envelope was worn and the only thing that was legible on it was the return address. I started to open the letter, hoping to find some clue. Then I saw the dateline--1924. The letter had been written almost sixty years ago.

It was written in a beautiful feminine handwriting on powder blue stationery with a little flower in the left-hand corner. It was a "Dear John" letter that told the recipient, whose name appeared to be Michael, that the writer could not see him any more because her mother forbade it. Even so, she wrote that she would always love him. It was signed, Hannah.

It was a beautiful letter, but there was no way except for the name Michael, that the owner could be identified. Maybe if I called information, the operator could find a phone listing for the address on the envelope.

"Operator," I began, "this is an unusual request. I'm trying to find the owner of a wallet that I found. Is there anyway you can tell me if there is a phone number for an address that was on an envelope in the wallet?

She suggested I speak with her supervisor, who hesitated for a moment then said, "Well, there is a phone listing at that address, but I can't give you the number." She said, as a courtesy, she would call that number, explain my story and would ask them if they wanted her to connect me. I waited a few minutes and then she was back on the line. "I have a party who will speak with you."

I asked the woman on the other end of the line if she knew anyone by the name of Hannah. She gasped, "Oh! We bought this house from a family who had a daughter named Hannah. But that was 30 years ago!"

"Would you know where that family could be located now?" I asked.

"I remember that Hannah had to place her mother in a nursing home some years ago," the woman said. "Maybe if you got in touch with them they might be able to track down the daughter."

She gave me the name of the nursing home and I called the number. They told me the old lady had passed away some years ago but they did have a phone number for where they thought the daughter might be living. I thanked them and phoned. The woman who answered explained that Hannah herself was now living in a nursing home.

This whole thing was stupid, I thought to myself. Why was I making such a big deal over finding the owner of a wallet that had only three dollars and a letter that was almost 60 years old?

Nevertheless, I called the nursing home in which Hannah was supposed to be living and the man who answered the phone told me, "Yes, Hannah is staying with us. "

Even though it was already 10 p.m., I asked if I could come by to see her. "Well," he said hesitatingly, "if you want to take a chance, she might be in the day room watching television."

I thanked him and drove over to the nursing home. The night nurse and a guard greeted me at the door. We went up to the third floor of the large building. In the day room, the nurse introduced me to Hannah.

She was a sweet, silver-haired old timer with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. I told her about finding the wallet and showed her the letter. The second she saw the powder blue envelope with that little flower on the left, she took a deep breath and said, "Young man, this letter was the last contact I ever had with Michael."

She looked away for a moment deep in thought and then said Softly, "I loved him very much. But I was only 16 at the time and my mother felt I was too young. Oh, he was so handsome. He looked like Sean Connery, the actor."

"Yes," she continued. "Michael Goldstein was a wonderful person. If you should find him, tell him I think of him often. And," she hesitated for a moment, almost biting her lip, "tell him I still love him. You know," she said smiling as tears began to well up in her eyes, "I never did marry. I guess no one ever matched up to Michael..."

I thanked Hannah and said goodbye. I took the elevator to the first floor and as I stood by the door, the guard there asked, "Was the old lady able to help you?"

I told him she had given me a lead. "At least I have a last name. But I think I'll let it go for a while. I spent almost the whole day trying to find the owner of this wallet."

I had taken out the wallet, which was a simple brown leather case with red lacing on the side. When the guard saw it, he said, "Hey, wait a minute! That's Mr. Goldstein's wallet. I'd know it anywhere with that bright red lacing. He's always losing that wallet. I must have found it in the halls at least three times."

"Who's Mr. Goldstein?" I asked as my hand began to shake.

"He's one of the old timers on the 8th floor. That's Mike Goldstein's wallet for sure. He must have lost it on one of his walks." I thanked the guard and quickly ran back to the nurse's office. I told her what the guard had said. We went back to the elevator and got on. I prayed that Mr. Goldstein would be up.

On the eighth floor, the floor nurse said, "I think he's still in the day room. He likes to read at night. He's a darling old man."

We went to the only room that had any lights on and there was a man reading a book. The nurse went over to him and asked if he had lost his wallet. Mr. Goldstein looked up with surprise, put his hand in his back pocket and said, "Oh, it is missing!"

"This kind gentleman found a wallet and we wondered if it could be yours?"

I handed Mr. Goldstein the wallet and the second he saw it, he smiled with relief and said, "Yes, that's it! It must have dropped out of my pocket this afternoon. I want to give you a reward."

"No, thank you," I said. "But I have to tell you something. I read the letter in the hope of finding out who owned the wallet."

The smile on his face suddenly disappeared. "You read that letter?"

"Not only did I read it, I think I know where Hannah is."

He suddenly grew pale. "Hannah? You know where she is? How is she? Is she still as pretty as she was? Please, please tell me," he begged.

"She's fine...just as pretty as when you knew her." I said softly.

The old man smiled with anticipation and asked, "Could you tell me where she is? I want to call her tomorrow." He grabbed my hand and said, "You know something, mister, I was so in love with that girl that when that letter came, my life literally ended. I never married. I guess I've always loved her."

"Mr. Goldstein," I said, "Come with me."

We took the elevator down to the third floor. The hallways were darkened and only one or two little night-lights lit our way to the day room where Hannah was sitting alone watching the television. The nurse walked over to her.

"Hannah," she said softly, pointing to Michael, who was waiting with me in the doorway. "Do you know this man?"

She adjusted her glasses, looked for a moment, but didn't say a word.

Michael said softly, almost in a whisper, "Hannah, it's Michael. Do you remember me?"

She gasped, "Michael! I don't believe it! Michael! It's you! My Michael!"

He walked slowly towards her and they embraced. The nurse and I left with tears streaming down our faces.

"See," I said. "See how the Good Lord works! If it's meant to be, it will be."

About three weeks later I got a call at my office from the nursing home. "Can you break away on Sunday to attend a wedding? Michael and Hannah are going to tie the knot!"

It was a beautiful wedding with all the people at the nursing home dressed up to join in the celebration. Hannah wore a light beige dress and looked beautiful. Michael wore a dark blue suit and stood tall.

They made me their best man. The hospital gave them their own room and if you ever wanted to see a 76-year-old bride and a 79-year-old groom acting like two teenagers, you had to see this couple.

A perfect ending for a love affair that had lasted nearly 60 years.

“Letter in the Wallet,” written by Arnold Fine (1985)

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paying compounding debt on money created out of thin air
sounds like a recipe for success

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The entire structure of this system can only produce one thing: debt. It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to figure it out.
For every dollar produced by the central bank, it is loaned out at interest, so every $1 + "X" based in that $1 in immediate debt.
Since the central bank has the monopoly of the production of money and they loan each dollar out with an immediate debt attached to it, where does the money to pay the debt come from?
It can only come from the central bank again!

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Seems like they've done more than their fair share of printing, especially over the past few years! Inflation is currently out of control. That's why silver and gold saving is so important.

Thanks for sharing sis; much love; hugs and kisses!🤗😘🌸💞

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Stack on, sis! We can never go wrong with it! Stacking physical metals is saving away from the control of the banks.
Hugs and kisses, 😊
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Inflation is running wild this year @silversaver888 !🙄
I see so many apartment buildings going up, and very few single-family homes......
I was asking Liz where are these people employed that they can afford $3000 a month in rent!!😳

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Ask your son/daughter-in-law that question! Isn't their apartment $3,000 a month? My house is over $3000 a month, but I placed a large down, and I have a rental that takes care of $1800 of it. Three and a half more years, @silvertop, and I am done! Yay!!!
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Excellent to hear 3 to 4 more years and you are done! It is very freeing to have your mortgage paid off!! Before we left Cincinnati, the company I work for was sold. I was able to pay off our mortgage back then. It was one of the best things we ever did!😀
Just down the road from my son and daughter-in-law is the corporate headquarters of Nintendo. I think this company, along with Microsoft and Apple being near is the reason people can afford $3000 a month in rent .....
Just crazy @silversaver888 .......

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Nothing but a fractional reserve scam, that's why precious metals are so Important nowadays

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Saving precious metals brings your money out of the credit-debt system, and far away from the contra of the banks.
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I wonder what would happen to the FED should they NOT achieve their mandate and things end up badly as we feared?

Always, with love 🤗🌺❤️

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