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Elon Musk on Money - Uncertainties on mRNA Technology — Pfizer and Moderna Stocks Fall Again — CPI Inflation in UK (10%) and Argentina (104%) - [04-23-2023]
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THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL
ELON MUSK WRONG ON MONEY: Elon Musk was interviewed by Tucker Carlson last week and he said this: “if you increase the money supply, you get inflation”. The richest man in the world does not understand money and inflation. However, he is not alone on the matter. Inflation in an economy is a very complex subject and it cannot be summed up in such a simplistic statement.
Elon is wrong but, paradoxically, he is also right. Why? Because money is a rather strange and often confusing subject. Elon is no different to most people. He has probably not thought much about the dynamics of money in his life. Money is like water. We use it every day. We drink it frequently. Our lives depend upon it. But most people just turn on a tap. They have no idea where water comes from, who delivers it, who maintains the volume and how the flow is controlled. They know that too much water causes a flood. But that is not very helpful in understanding the true dynamics of water supply.
Let’s consider what Elon said “if you increase the money supply, you get inflation”. It sounds convincing and it is often repeated by many other people. But the facts reveal a more complex situation.
The US Annual CPI inflation rate hit its all-time high since World War Two around 15% in 1980. Since then the money supply in the United States has been continually expanded with not much evidence of CPI inflation. In fact, the annual CPI inflation rate has been well below 3 – 4% for very long periods of time:
M2Money Supply January 1980 – US$1,481 Billion
M2Money Supply January 2023 — US$21,183 Billion
Perhaps more importantly, from 1984 through to the year 2020, a period of almost 36 years, the Annual CPI inflation rate averaged around 2.5% in the US despite the M2Money Supply rising from US$2,306 Billion (at end of 1984) to US$19,114 Billion (at end of 2020). The Money Supply increased almost 10 fold while CPI inflation remained relatively subdued.
So it is clear that Elon’s understanding of the apparent link between Money Supply and CPI inflation is flawed. This is a common mistake because there is much else to consider here. Elon did not mention Asset Price inflation versus CPI inflation. And he did not mention the even more complex subject of money velocity.
Excess amounts of new credit money supply, created as collateralized bank loans, can clearly result in high, sustained levels of Asset Price inflation well in excess of CPI inflation – all while the velocity of money falls. In the advanced economies, that has been the world we have lived in since 1980. Meanwhile, our house prices have increased by 10 – 20 fold.
By the way, BOOM is happy to admit next to no expertise in producing electric cars, rockets or giant tunneling machines. And BOOM never thinks about traveling to Mars.
PFIZER AND MODERNA STOCKS FALL AGAIN - IS mRNA TECHNOLOGY CAUSING DEATHS AND INFERTILITY? Messenger RNA technology (mRNA), used in the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines, is increasingly a topic of great concern and discussion in scientific and medical circles. The financial world is also starting to pay attention.
The possible links between the Covid mRNA vaccines and subsequent infertility plus sudden, unexpected, excess death numbers in healthy adults are especially worrying. Also, the genetic vaccines now apparently lack efficacy in preventing transmission of the Covid virus which is increasingly a major concern.But there is more, much more to consider.
On 5th March, just 7 weeks ago, BOOM wrote “The share prices for Pfizer and Moderna have been falling since mid-December…There have been reports recently of foreign DNA contaminations in some Covid vaccine vials. In addition, the phenomenon of excess death in highly vaccinated nations is also causing concern worldwide with mRNA technology being an often quoted possible cause. Politicians are trying to ignore the issue, hoping that it will go away. But the body count is continuing to rise month by month and with no clear resolution as to cause.”
The reports of extraneous, unexpected DNA being found in significant quantities are from a highly qualified, independent genetic sequencing expert, Dr Kevin McKernan. They must be given serious consideration.
DNA found in Vials: Reference: https://anandamide.substack.com/archive?sort=new
During last week, the share prices for Pfizer (PFE) and Moderna (MRNA) began to fall again towards support levels. On Monday, Moderna stock fell sharply by 8.36%. On Tuesday, Pfizer stock fell in price by 1.5%. Both stocks continued to fall through the week. Pfizer stock ended the week down by 2.38% and Moderna closed the week down by 10.34%.
Moderna’s future revenues and future product development, in particular, are arguably completely dependent upon mRNA technology which was used in its Covid vaccines. If that technology progressively fails to pass independent tests of “safe and effective” then the company may have to develop and rely upon other technologies.
Pfizer is not in a much better position. On January 22nd 2022, the company released an announcement that stated their clear intentions to go “all in” with mRNA technology.
“the potential for messenger RNA technology extends to other therapeutics and vaccines and could lead to further breakthrough medicines in the years to come.”
“We truly believe that mRNA is a game-changer technology,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in early January. “We decided that we are going [all] in because we have developed the expertise and the infrastructure that allow us to be a leading player.”
And under the heading A Light Speed Mentality, they arguably admitted to rushing their mRNA vaccine development:
“Pfizer was able to develop the COVID vaccine in a record nine months through a “Light Speed” mentality that reduced bureaucracy and increased collaboration. The company is taking this approach to its mRNA roadmap.”
So, these two companies, MRNA and PFE, appear to be almost totally exposed to the future success (or failure) of Messenger mRNA technology. They appear to have effectively placed a giant bet on their pharmaceutical future where only one outcome can win.
On January 22nd this year, BOOM wrote – “In Davos, Albert Bourla the CEO of Pfizer was asked a great number of embarrassing questions from Rebel News while walking down the snow covered streets. He stayed silent. Clearly, he was unwilling to answer some very important questions about Covid vaccines, especially in regard to the fact that they do not stop transmission of the virus.”
One reporter asked — “Mr Bourla, can I ask you — when did you know the vaccines did not stop transmission? How long did you know that before saying it publicly?” And then, again, “You said it was 100% effective, then 90%, then 80%, then 70%, but we now know that the vaccines do not stop transmission. Why did you keep that secret?”
Albert Bourla again ducked the question. The video has now gone viral all over the world. …. Reacting to the video, the Indian Minister of State for information and technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, tweeted, “Just to remind all Indians, that Pfizer tried to bully Govt of India into accepting conditions of indemnity.”
Inevitably, large autopsy studies will have to be performed on rising unexpected death numbers to determine the causes of death. The mRNA Covid vaccines induce the body to produce large quantities of Spike Protein. If evidence of viral nucleocapsid for Covid virus is absent while Spike Protein is present in autopsies in large quantities, then the only conclusion that can be reached will be that the Covid vaccines could be the probable likely cause.
On the matter of infertility, an expert German Pathologist, Dr Arne Burkhardt, recently released yet another report on post vaccination autopsies which he conducted. He stated, in regard to two male deaths, that there were no sperm to be found in the testicles.
He said — “We can see Spike protein in almost all organs of the body. In one case, a 28 year old man with a healthy son, who died 140 days after injection [with an mRNA product], the Spike protein is strongly expressed in the Spermatogenesis organs in the Testes and there are almost no Spermatocytes seen [in the histopathology slide]. In an 85 year old man, there were no, not one, Spermatozoa present in the Testes with, again, strong presence of the Spike protein.”
Dr Burkhardt went on to say in regard to Covid vaccination: “If I were a woman in fertile age, I would not plan a motherhood from a man who has been vaccinated.”
If, eventually, it is found that mRNA technology has rendered millions of men and women infertile and millions of others suddenly and unexpectedly dead or injured from adverse events, then the companies involved will seek protection via their agreements of indemnity with governments.
However, if these agreements were entered into under false misrepresentations of safety and efficacy, then accusations of fraud will begin to arise. Fraud can often be a criminal offense, both for the corporations and their senior officers.
Then there are the children to consider who have been given these so-called vaccines. What effects will the Covid vaccines have on them in the long term? Will they be at risk of infertility, premature sudden death and chronic illnesses? We don’t know. Nobody knows.
Readers should watch all of the following reference videos closely:
Two Doctors of Medicine from the World Council for Health — https://drtrozzi.org/2023/03/27/dropping-sperm-counts-and-poisonous-ejaculate/
And a detailed discussion on Female Fertility with Dr James Thorp, senior US Obstetrics specialist: https://rairfoundation.com/fertility-crisis-top-obgyn-slams-pfizers-deadly-plot-against-babies-and-women-exclusive-interview/
NOW mRNA CONCERN FOR ANIMALS: Five states in the United States have recently introduced bills aimed at restricting the use of controversial mRNA technology and other gene therapies in livestock and/or they demand full disclosure to consumers on product packaging. The states considering such legislation include North Dakota, Tennessee, Arizona, Idaho, and Missouri.
QUOTE: The Epoch Times “Idaho House Bill 154 would make it a misdemeanour offence for anyone who provides or administers a vaccine using mRNA technology “for use in an individual or any other mammal in this state.”
Arizona House Bill 2762 requires conspicuous labeling of all aquatic, livestock, or poultry products that received mRNA vaccines, and prohibits these products from being labeled as organic.
Tennessee House Bill 0099 amends an existing law to prohibit the manufacture or sale of livestock or meat that contains mRNA “vaccine of vaccines materials” without a conspicuous label that there are such ingredients in the product.
In North Dakota, state lawmakers filed SB2384, which seeks to ban the use of mRNA vaccines in humans and to introduce a penalty for anyone breaking the prohibition.
Missouri State Rep. Holly Jones, a Republican, is the lead sponsor of a bill requiring product labeling of all livestock meat containing potential gene therapy products.
“We label everything around the world. We label non-GMO. We label GMO. We label grass-fed. We label no antibiotics used. We label manufactured in a plant that has nuts,” Jones said: “We should label anything that has not been proven safe and effective. As we’ve seen with the COVID vaccines, they’re neither safe nor effective. Even the CDC has come out with that.”
While HB1169 does not mention mRNA by name, the proposed ban would include all “potential gene therapy products.” UNQUOTE: The Epoch Times
UK PERSISTENT CPI INFLATION – MILD COMPARED TO ARGENTINA: The United Kingdom continues to suffer from Stagflation. The consumer price inflation rate in the United Kingdom eased to 10.1% year-on-year in March 2023, down from 10.4% in February but that was more than market expectations of 9.8%.
The rate has remained above the 10% mark for the seventh consecutive period and has now been above the Bank of England’s 2% target for almost two years, suggesting that Bank of England policymakers might continue to raise borrowing costs. This is awful news for the people of a nation once called “Great” Britain. Perhaps we should start calling it “not so great” Britain?
However, the British people can take solace if they look at Argentina. Argentinian inflation skyrocketed by 104.3% year-on-year in March 2023 after soaring 102.5% in the previous month. It remained at the highest levels since 1991.
The central bank of Argentina raised its “Leliq” interest rate to 81% on April 20th. An official interest rate of 81% is designed to encourage Argentinians to save their Pesos rather than swapping them for US Dollars which have been allowed to circulate in the nation for many decades. Allowing an alternative currency to be used inside any nation’s borders is a formula for economic disaster.
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BANKS DON’T TAKE DEPOSITS, THEY BORROW YOUR MONEY: LOANS CREATE DEPOSITS — that is how almost all new money is created in the economy (by commercial banks making loans). https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/quarterly-bulletin/2014/q1/money-creation-in-the-modern-economy Watch this short 15 minutes video and learn as Professor Richard Werner brilliantly explains how global banking systems really work.
AND Watch for 4 minutes, this Bank of England explanation: Money is essential to the workings of a modern economy, but its nature has varied substantially over time. This video describes what money is today.
Most economists are unaware of this and even ignore the banking & finance sectors in their econometric models.
On 25th April 2017, the central bank of Germany, the Bundesbank, released a statement on this matter — “In terms of volume, the majority of the money supply is made up of book money, which is created through transactions between banks and domestic customers. Sight deposits are an example of book money: sight deposits are created when a bank settles transactions with a customer, ie it grants a credit, say, or purchases an asset and credits the corresponding amount to the customer’s bank account in return. This means that banks can create book money just by making an accounting entry: according to the Bundesbank’s economists, “this refutes a popular misconception that banks act simply as intermediaries at the time of lending – i.e. that banks can only grant credit using funds placed with them previously as deposits by other customers”. By the same token, excess central bank reserves are not a necessary precondition for a bank to grant credit (and thus create money).” Reference: https://www.bundesbank.de/en/tasks/topics/how-money-is-created-667392
The Reserve Bank of Australia (Australia’s central bank) has also contributed to the issue in a speech by Christopher Kent, the Assistant Governor on September 19th 2018…“the vast bulk of broad money consists of bank deposits” “Money can be created…when financial intermediaries make loans“ - “In the first instance, the process of money creation requires a willing borrower.” “It’s also worth emphasizing that the process of money creation is not the result of the actions of any single bank – rather, the banking system as a whole acts to create money.”
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