Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness
"I think this is where the academics are kind of clashing with the practitioners. I think on paper negative rates make a lot of sense if you're running academic models, but in reality they make no sense. Having seven or eight trillion dollars of debt trading at negative rates, having thirty year JGB's trading at fifty basis points is absolutely ludicrous. This experiment that's going on we all know will end poorly at some point in time, I just don't know when that time is...
I think that one of the fears that they have is a run on cash. If they told you and I that they're going to tax your deposits by a hundred basis points, well it's better to put it in a safe or under your mattress. And that's why you see a resurgence in gold. The more they move to negative rates, the more gold is gonna take off because there's no carrying cost."
Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital
Gold showed some strength today despite the long run up from the bottom it experienced for the expiration of the June options on the Comex.
It is not so much the unethical and almost stupidly selfish actions that are so corrosive to trust, but the increasingly brazen, criminal coverups that are stretching the social fabric to the breaking point.
And they 'never see it coming.' Because they are willfully blind.
Let's see what happens.
Have a pleasant evening.