Marc Faber: Fed's QE forever is ludicrous; no country has become rich from consumption
Source: BI-ME , Author: Constantine Gardner
Posted: Fri September 14, 2012
What are the consequences of QE forever?
"Asset prices will go up and the money will flow to the Mayfair Economy," he said, defining the latter as an "economy of the rich people whose assets prices go up and whose net worth increases" without any trickle down benefit to the real economy.
What you have is a small economy that is booming and the majority of the economy is being damaged by QE, Faber explains.
Who got us there?
Faber sees the Fed's monetary policies over the last 15 years as mainly responsible for the various asset bubbles (Nasdaq, real estate etc...) leading to the subprime crisis in 2007. "The money printers and the neo-Keynesians interventionists are responsible for the crisis, reckons Faber, and people should know this."
Dr Bernanke's attempt to boost growth and reduce unemployment will end up, according to Dr. Faber, in a fiscal Grand Canyon with never ending deficits, the majority of the economy being damaged, the man in the street facing higher prices and losing his job.