Posted originally on the CTH on March 16, 2023 | Sundance
The European Central Bank (ECB) raised interest rates again today, while simultaneously promising to support further bank bailouts that might come as an outcome of raising the rates again. In the bigger picture there are two dynamics supported by the ECB playing out.
The first issue is the ideological effort to change the economic models based on climate change. The Build Back Better (Green New Deal) policy, a traditional energy production control effort, is being supported by the ECB effort to shrink the EU economy to meet the rate of diminished energy production. Make the economy smaller to meet the lower energy production rate.
Lowered energy production (oil, coal and natural gas) has raised energy prices; this is the fuel behind supply side inflation. The Western policy created energy inflation is hitting every aspect of the EU, US and western global economy. The prices of all downstream goods and services have risen dramatically as a result. The European banks are not going to stop trying to make the economy smaller just because banks are failing. That brings us to the second issue.
Like the first issue with BBB controls, the World Economic Forum action plan for government also includes the creation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The collapsing of the traditional banking system supports the agenda to create CBDCs. Raising interest rates puts more pressure on already weak banks. This is a feature not a flaw of the intent.
Shifting the economy from traditional oil, coal and natural gas is one aspect (climate change). Shifting the banking system from traditional currency to central bank digital currencies is the second aspect (total govt financial control). The banking instability is the crisis that facilitates the CBDC solution. Ergo, continue raising rates and continue making the crisis more useful.
In the bigger picture, this is an ideological quest to fundamentally change the western economic model. Support for that change is what we are witnessing as the EU central banks continue raising rates. Ultimately, banks being controlled by government is the necessary step to achieve the second phase of the larger plan.
(Via Wall Street Journal) – FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank raised interest rates by a half-percentage point while promising emergency support for eurozone banks if needed, showing the policy makers’ balancing act as they seek to combat high inflation without aggravating strains in the financial system.
The ECB said in a statement that it would increase its key rate to 3%, following consecutive half-point rate increases in February and December. The 50 basis-point rise surprised analysts who had expected a smaller uptick given the tense market situation after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.
At a news conference, ECB President Christine Lagarde signaled the bank would be cautious about further rate increases, while stressing it stood ready to provide fresh liquidity to banks. Policy makers will make future rate decisions based on coming economic data, she said, a change from previously announcing plans for rate increases months in advance.
“It’s not business as usual,” Ms. Lagarde said. “It is not possible at this point in time…to determine what the path will be going forward.” (read more)
Meanwhile in the U.S., the Fed/Treasury plan is to do essentially the same thing by supporting the big banks with over $2 trillion in available backstop funding. The Fed is celebrating the big banks supporting the smaller banks. Ultimately, this is the banking system downsizing and getting more control with less players.
Washington, DC — The following statement was released by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell, FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu:
Today, 11 banks announced $30 billion in deposits into First Republic Bank. This show of support by a group of large banks is most welcome, and demonstrates the resilience of the banking system. (LINK)
The implementation of a U.S. digital currency will become easier if there are fewer players in the banking system. WATCH: