Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 13, 2012, 2:27 a.m. EST by Scout
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It's rarely framed in terms of human rights. And yet it should be. Amnesty International should be all over it.
The cost of money is everything. The cost of money determines where money flows. Where money flows determines how hundreds of millions of people live their lives.
There is, somewhere, a natural organic demand for money that would exist free of manipulation. There is a supply of money in its several forms.
Somewhere this pull and tug determines a natural interest rate. To have a natural interst rate determined by a free people, freely engaging in economic activity should be as fundamental as free speech.
Your whole life and the life of everyone you know is in some form guided by the cost of money.
Yet we let this human right be taken away. We let the natural activity of countless millions be usurped by one little Jewish man.
Not the millions engaing in supply and demand, but Ben Shalom Bernanke. Whether millions of homes get built or not built, trillions in stocks get bought or not bought. Whether we save or spend. What should be as basic a right to us as the right to assemble and speak freely, we hand over to Ben Shalom
It is not just wrong. It is a crime against humanity.