Retirement Accounts Part Of Next Bailout?

Today, for the first time, a prominent national politician mentioned on television news that portions or potentially all of the pension systems in the United States might have to be ‘nationalized’ to fund additional bailout measures.

It is already abundantly clear that the $2+ Trillion measure that just passed the Senate won’t be nearly enough. We have lived by debt for many years with seemingly few – if any – observable consequences. The old saying says ‘live by the sword, die by the sword’. Perhaps we’re about to find out.

In 2013 there was a bank raid on the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Panic ensued with depositors losing the ability to withdraw funds, a bank holiday followed and a bail-in resulted. A bail-in? Yes, that’s not a typo. We penned a volley of articles dealing with what transpired in Cyprus and closed out with some possible mechanisms by which US retirement assets would be seized to protect national security interests.

Rather than re-write all of that content we’re going to just re-post what we penned at that time. Tomorrow (hopefully) we’ll be able to take a short guided tour through those articles and apply some of what is going on now and how this whole thing might come together. A friendly reminder. We are not asking for any money. We don’t want any. We are not giving advice. We are providing information and analysis based on almost 50 combined years of studying economics, financial markets, and geopolitics. The link to the compilation – in PDF format – is below.

Cyprus Banking Crisis Series

Until next time...

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