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Derivatives Contraction Is Leading Cause Of Bank Deflation And Credit Crunch: Economists Ignore This Fact

Derivatives monster ate capital not debt

Derivatives monster ate capital not debt

Here is a typical example of how the huge Derivatives Beast is ignored by economists pretending to understand what is going on in the world.  I have explained for years how the derivatives game suddenly appeared during the years banks were deregulated and offshored.  This game meant NO CAPITAL was needed for lending and bankers lent money they didn’t have to all and sundry with wild abandon.  Then, when debt deals went bankrupt, there was no capital base to cover losses and the entire system suddenly collapsed in 2008.

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