Originally posted by TheBandit795
What I find scary is that tons of Europeans do not believe that the fraudulent practices done in the U.S. economy are possible in Europe or that the
possible dire situations can happen there. All focus is on the U.S. while in Europe the possibility remains for quietly done fraudulent practices.
I don't know about that,
For anyone who knows how the central banking system of money creation works, they definitely know that the EU central bank and member state central
banks uses the same practices as the FED - the same families own massive shares in both - Rothchilds & Walburgs
The only difference between this situation and the one in the US is that certain member states use the gold standard to create their money through
their State central bank while others use their central banks the same way as the FED except their money creation is regulated heavily by the EU
central bank. I am not 100% certain on the in's and out's of it.
The EU central bank controls the inflation of the EURO and funding of EU institutions, infrastructures and buildings etc. It also lends money, to
countries that use the Gold standard. The situation with the EU central bank is complicated because it deals with numerous separate but open economies
BUT yes, it does print money out of thin air like the FED while it also regulates the printing of money in member states
The Way the EU central bank works is as ridiculous as the way the fed works imo
Now, even though the Euro is a relatively new currency, there is still as much 'Fake' money in the system (from before the changeover) as the US has
BUT unlike the US, the EU is not hundreds of trillions in debt because there is a regulated cap on member state spending. State books must be
balanced, if they are not balanced within three (?) years from the problem arising, they are fined by the EU.
Anyway, onto your point,
Anyone from either side of the atlantic who doesn't realize the fallibility of this system are just ignorant to the facts.
The larger private European banks and financial institutions could still be in some serious trouble because they also work on the anglo saxon economic
model of 10% deposit guarantee & 90% pretend money, like the US banks.
EXCEPT that these banks, should they crash, are the problem of their member state to bail out NOT THE EU. Most member states have guaranteed these
banks and the deposits therein which has part nationalized a number of banks but also gotten liquidity flowing again.
If these banks collapse and need to be bailed out (which i can still easily see happening, some are in stupid amounts of debt), they will become
property of that member state in order to make back the bailout amount.
A MEMBER STATE BAILING OUT A BANK WILL ONLY HURT THAT STATES TAXPAYERS.. NOONE ELSES.
The main difference between the US and the EU is that the EU is still 28 separate economies.
14 members could be in recession while 14 could be booming. At the moment, the member states who are in trouble are ones who rely heavily on the
financial services sector.
This is one of the main reasons why Europeans do not listen when Americans go on about the EURO or the EU economy - simply because they are basing
their opinions on the way the US economy works when they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
If some EU countries go bankrupt, yes some investor confidence will be lost in the Euro but the EU will remain intact and refinance that country to
get it back in the game.
[edit to add]
As with my counterpart above, things are relatively the same here in Ireland. In a slight recession at the moment - after years of a double figure
positive economic boom and massive growth - it had to come at some stage.
No tent cities! No riots! No wars! No martial law worries! No "terrorist" worries!
Our media says it as it is!
Slightly higher taxes!
Prices still the same!
Not many worrying about the banks because they are guaranteed!
Most EU countries are in the same boat.
[edit on 23/10/08 by Dermo]