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Pundits are reacting with aghast at Bernanke’s QE2. The purpose of QE2 is not for the benefit of society; it is a desperate attempt at self-preservation by the Federal Reserve. It will not salvage the Ponzi scheme.

If the market is left alone, the value of mortgages held by the banks will continue to fall. When the toxic mortgages eventually have to be written to value, the assets of the banks will rapidly de-leverage—and the banks are obviously bankrupt. When the banks fail, the riots start and Congress–to make a show for the public–will have to point fingers at someone (other than themselves) and that will be at the Fed. If the man behind the curtain is exposed to scrutiny or an audit, all hell will break loose. The Fed will be like BCCI on steroids. More