The Money Deluge

2017, Economics  -   9 Comments
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Interest rates in Europe have consistently fallen for much of the past decade. Today, the rate is virtually nonexistent. As a result, many citizens have decided to keep their cash, gold and other valuables in safety deposit boxes. Yet, there appears to be a seemingly endless stream of cheap money flooding into the financial system, which only succeeds in propping up the wealthy while responsible investors are left out in the cold. "The Money Deluge" examines this complex financial reality that could lead to another volcanic global crisis.

This deluge of cheap money acts as a massive engine that redistributes wealth from the bottom up. Banks and states are propped up on the backs of the middle class who see little return on their investments and must contend with rapidly increasing costs. Checks and balances are tossed aside, and debts are permitted to mount among the elite while their liability is minimized. The meek regulations that remain in place are easy to circumvent. Brexit could further exacerbate this dynamic.

The real estate market is booming as the super rich continue to buy up properties as a form of investment. In London, over 40,000 homes have been purchased by large shell corporations, and many of them remain uninhabited. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens have been priced out of the housing market, and struggle to keep pace with escalating rents. Much of the working class have been forced to live far outside the city.

This economic model is almost entirely speculative, and it's driving a deeper wedge between the rich and the poor.

The filmmakers travel across Europe and speak with a series of financial experts who predict an oncoming meltdown in the global economy, young entrepreneurs who struggle to attain loans for their innovative start ups, and seasoned investors who have been forced to reconsider what they do with their retirement funds.

The lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis have gone unheeded. When this current bubble bursts, it will likely prove catastrophic. "The Money Deluge" is an effective warning shot that speaks to the doom that could be lying in wait for us all.

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  1. Anarchist

    Brilliant comment @DustUp

    But it's always easy to blame politicians / GOVT. End of the day, without any technological interventions, we must confess that our governance models are actually suboptimal at scale - be it within corporations or government - examples of suboptimal systems of governance. First time in history of mankind, we are beginning to work upon better governance models which are more 'bottom-up', decentralised / peer-to-peer.

    The other half of the equations is about our inflated lifestyles at individual family unit level. That's unpopular because that would shame us all. Western lifestyles at its current inflation, if is to be imposed upon rest of the world, then good lord ! As a species with western standard of living, each of us are a mindless consumer and massive waste producers. Just like QE is all about deferring the interest risk at a later time, we too at individual level, are consuming and producing waste deferring environmental and sustainability risk to be dealt at a later point of time.

    Going back to even deeper, I believe, when west had won over tribal and aboriginal cultures across the world to establish a dominant culture of extroversion, aggression and risk-taking dismissing their original traditional believes, learning and harmonious living principles, we have already set on a track of self-destruction.

    It's interesting to see that a jaded financial trader have finally settles to countryside away from stress, greed and systemic manipulation. I believe, this is a subtle and unintentional hint. We need to build decentralised (governance) eco-communities living harmoniously close to nature transacting to each other in a complete peer-to-peer way (crypto-currencies) for services and products in order to bootstrap a movement. As Buckminster have stated - you need to establish a new model to fight against the incumbent. It's hard to fix this sick financial system from within. Let's create these decentralised spiritual eco-villages (DESECO) across the world.

  2. DustUp

    Like any good "devil's minion", they sprinkle bits of truth so you will believe the lies.

    Taxes are the Collectivists(Socialist, Progressive, Communist, Corporatist(Fascist)) method of controlling the people, making them less free. In this world, the more money you are able to keep, the more free you are. The GLOBALISTS despise your freedom. You should be doing as they decide (fighting their wars to make them more money, etc). Their other method is devaluing the money you do have or the things you bought with it.

    Stocks are up you say? Real Estate too? Eventually the music will stop, you and most others will be left without a chair to sit in, unless you own a crystal ball or are very adept at seeing the moves the banksters are about to make. Typically they do signal so their friends will know when to jump ship. They can't very well call all their minions or it would be leaked and trouble would ensue. Typically they cause a false flag event to occur when they cannot push the markets any further. That occurs when there is no suckers willing to buy at a higher price. Hence 911 twin towers. The markets were already starting to crash. How long before the next "event"? I don't know. It is possible a person could make a bit twixt now and then? Some will. If you don't know when to get out then you shouldn't get in.

    With today's easy money, there are plenty to pay more. And the banksters will just gobble up any good assets of those private banks they don't already own, when their traders and managers screw up. You suffer. So either they regulate their competition or eat them, the Central Banking families win either way.

    Taxes ALWAYS equals govt expansion, increased govt waste, govt greed, and govt tyranny. As always, Govt IS the problem, always has been always will. If not for govt, banking regulations would not have been abolished. Further back, without govt, we could still trade our Silver Certificate Dollars for real silver, like I could when very young.

    For all you govt school indoctrinated Socialist/Progressives: What would it be like with NO govt? THere would be no corporations. People would trade among themselves without govt interference. I could grow peanuts without a license, same for anything else. That is capitalism. If you didn't like what I paid you to work, you could start your own biz without the govt preventing you with all sorts of licenses and fees. That is Capitalism, an economic system NOT a political system. It is the Politicians who have ruined Capitalism via incremental Socialism, which is NOT capitalism. How does corruption occur? More Govt.

    When it comes to war, many a USA president is just along for the ride. Nixon, GW Bush, Obama, etc. It is the banksters (those who own/control the Central Banks around the world. Rothschild, Rockefeller, and the other dozen or so banking families who profit from war loans, oil, fuel, armament, and equipment sales from the corporations they own/control.

    Contrary to @Edison B., Reagan was never mentioned in this docu, only Thatcher. However, Clinton was mentioned but not the details that he signed the repeal of Glass-Steagal act which was put in place and served us well since the Great Depression.

    A global TAX on Joe Blow will do what against the 750 trillion (likely over 1 quadrillion) in derivatives debt? It will be like a grain of sand on the beach to that debt but it will hammer the masses terribly since they will just keep jacking it up like every tax ever put in place.

    Laughing at the lie that the state(country) Central Banks are controlled by the govt. Whether all of those Swiss know it or not, they are playing into the hands of the Banksters. Not that it would be good to prevent the private banks from fractional reserve lending... but that the govt would know best to control the Central Banks for the benefit of the people rather than for themselves, their cronies, and the few banking families which own much of the world.

    To claim Bill Gates is the richest is preposterous. However, he acts in concert with the devils, so they are happy about that.

    Notice that Monsanto has such a rotten name, they are now hiding it behind Bayer. For anyone that thinks Bayer is good, they wouldn't have purchased Monsanto if they were. The banksters are just playing games and increasing share value at the same time by paying more than necessary whilst trading it among themselves. Who will they dump the overpriced Bayer shares on down the road? Your mutual fund or pension fund or 401k, etc.

    There is not a thing wrong with holding your cash in your direct control along with a little silver and gold until you can figure things out. It prevents the banksters from taking it in a "Bail In" their plans. Bail in was done with Cyprus banks = screw the depositor instead of the future taxpayer in a "Bail Out" (they will screw the taxpayer anyway since most of the govts are BROKE).

    Hats off to the Brits for voting for Brexit, smartest thing they ever did in recent history. Same for the yanks voting for Trump. Both are ANTI-globalism. Which is anti banksters controlling every aspect of your life ...and your very life.

  3. Jens

    It gets a lot right, but when you don't understand how the monetary system really works, you end up blaming deregulation. Deregulation is NOT the problem. The central banking cartel is the problem.

  4. Pete

    I totally believe banks should only invest money they have! That is a no brainer. Banks are run just by people, and i have met many of these young guns, friday night on MDMA boasting etc, these guys do not even know what they are doing themselves, purely just thinking get the deal, get the deal. This is what is running the world, a bunch of go getters wasted off their face every weekend with no concern of the future or failing.

  5. Said Othowa

    The sick financial system will eventually burst!!! And money is far too important to be left at the bank alone..

  6. AlanF

    A certain amount of truth, but once it is brought up that there needs to be a global tax, my spidey sense starts coming alive. They also dump on Trump and Brexit. Everything is Trumps fault. The day is cloudy because of Trump.
    This wonderfully done rant is a NWO production.

    Money comes from the need to tax. ie. Caesar goes around beating up his neighbours and demanding "protection money". Sort of like the Mafia. Previously PPL just bartered.

  7. J.L. Viens

    What an eye opener! This is possibly the first time I really understand the financial system as explained by your documentary. Now I believe the present system is so wrong and so detrimental to the mass of citizens. Thank you! J.L. Viens

  8. SueL

    When did money become under a certain group's control? Is it even possible to control this situation for future generations? No wonder 99% of donations to world disasters are made by large corporations, who in turn set out cannisters for those donations to be returned in small increments by relatively poor folk. I do hope another more recent documentary is made to follow this one up with recent world financial changes.

  9. EDISON BITTENCOURT

    It is against this state of economy (I mean the video argument) we have to rebel against. Not against Adam Smith, or Max Weber, or Keynes, but against Reagan and Margaret.