Leitzins / funds rate:

Country: Current / Aktueller Wert Since / Seit
Euroland 0,00% 10.03.2016
USA 2,0 – 2,25% 26.09.2018
Japan 0 bis -0,1% 01.02.2016
Großbritannien 0,75% 02.08.2018
Schweiz -1,25 bis -0,25 % 15.01.2015
Schweden -0,5% 11.02.2016
Russland 7,25% 23.03.2018

Other Central Bank Interest Rates:

Central Bank Rates 2019-01-08 (src)

the central bank interest rate / federal funds rate – is the “cost of money” – meaning how much does it cost to borrow 100USD of CASH from the FED as a private bank.

Only the FED as the ECB is allowed to print and lend CASH.

Fun Fact: Private banks actually can lend 1000USD – when they actually only have 100USD from the FED – 900USD (90%) is created out of thin digital air and only exists in digital form.

Thus: If people would request only 20% of all funds of a bank to be paid out in cash – the bank could not do it.

“The Federal Reserve will conclude its final policy meeting of the year Wednesday.

With traders widely expecting the central bank to raise short-term interest rates, many say the focus will be on Fed officials’ comments on the economy.

Volatile markets and mixed inflation data have amplified investors’ doubts about how many times the Fed can raise rates next year.” (src)

“The current federal funds rate rose to 2.25% when the Federal Open Market Committee met on September 26, 2018. This benchmark rate is an indicator of the economy’s health.

The Federal Reserve signaled it would raise rates to 2.5 percent in December 2018, 3.0 percent in 2019, and 3.5 percent in 2020. The rate is critical in determining the U.S. economic outlook.

The 2008 recession caused the Fed to lower its benchmark rate to 0.25 percent. That’s effectively zero. It stayed there seven years until December 2015, when the Fed raised interest rates to 0.5 percent. The fed funds rate controls short-term interest rates. These include banks’ prime rate, most adjustable-rate and interest-only loans, and credit card rates.


FOMC Raised the Rate to 2.5 Percent

“If the rate is raised, expect slower growth. It will also raise the cost of home mortgages, loans, and credit cards.” (src)

Jerome Powell


Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

The FOMC raised the fed funds rate a quarter point to 2.25 percent on September 26, 2018.

Prior to that, the Fed had raised rates to the following levels:

  • 0.5 percent on Dec. 15, 2015.
  • 0.75 percent on Dec. 14, 2016.
  • 1.0 percent on March 5, 2017.
  • 1.25 percent on June 14, 2017.
  • 1.5 percent on Dec. 13, 2017.
  • 1.75 percent on March 21, 2018.
  • 2.0 percent on June 13, 2018.


The Fed finished tapering off its quantitative easing (printing money) program in 2013.

That was a massive expansion of the Fed’s open market operations tool.

The Fed still had $4 trillion of debt in 2017 on its books from QE.

In October 2017, it began allowing its holdings to gradually decline.


“The FOMC sets a target for the fed funds rate at its regular meeting. Banks charge each other this rate when they lend each other funds. Those are loans banks make to each other to meet the Fed’s reserve requirement. Technically, the banks set these rates, not the Federal Reserve. But banks usually follow whatever rate the Fed sets as its target. ”

If you a Tripple-AAA rated US-company would need to borrow money – you would have to pay 5% interest according to:

You feed your children to a heartless machine – it’s name is capitalism – and you wonder why – your children become so heartless – they don’t visit you in your elderly home no call on your birthday.

Ihr verfüttert eure Kinder an eine Maschine welche sich Kapitalismus nennt – und wundert euch dann – dass Sie so herzlos sind – und euch NICHT im Altersheim besuchen – keiner Oma über die Strasse helfen – keine Kindergärtner werden wollen – noch schlimmer – Sie vergessen euren Geburtstag und ihr seit ihnen beinahe egal – weil im Kapitalismus die Herzlosigkeit belohnt wird.


It is not in the responsibility of a  “good” capitalist to care for the “whole thing” – called family – earth – ecosystems – even his/her own company – it would cost time and/or money – so it is to be avoided – even asking this question – writing this blog – or reading it – is “not my/your job” as a “good” capitalist.

Verantwortung für das große Ganze: Ein “guter” Kapitalist wird NIEMALS Verantwortung für das “grosse Ganze” übernehmen.

Nicht mal für sich selbst, für die eigene Firma für die Er/Sie arbeitet.

Small and medium sized businesses/companies that are family-led and family-passed-on – that are innovative, create jobs and care about keeping jobs in the country (not China) do exist – but are the rare expection.

Weil: Im Kapitalismus = Individualismus = ist jeder nur für sich selbst verantwortlich, KMUs wie Trigema – ein seit Generationen Familien-geführtes Unternehmen – welches sich für den Erhalt von Arbeitsplätzen in einem an die Globalisierung (China) verloren geglaubten Sektor (Textilien) sind die Grosse Ausnahme – Respekt dafür.

To take care about the environment does not make sense from a profit-perspective – unless solar+batteries REALLY become cheaper than nuclear or coal power – but nuclear and coal will prevent that – again with money and politicians willing to drink the cool aid.

Weswegen Umweltschutz aus der Sicht des Kapitalismus auch KEINEN Sinn macht – weil wie gesagt – dieser sich NICHT für das Grosse Ganze zuständig fühlt – diese Verantwortung wird meist der “Politik” der “Regierung” zugeschoben – egal ob es auch die eigene Gesundheit, Existenz bedroht oder nicht – also – machen wir es wie die Türken – einfach den Müll aus dem fahrenden Fahrzeug schmeißen – “passt scho” – ist ja bestimmt ökologisch abbaubar in 500 Jahren.

Das “Grosse Ganze” könnte sein: Die Firma – der Verein – die Familie – der Staat – das Volk – das Land – die Menschheit – die Natur – der Planet – die Ökosysteme auf Erden (Ozeane, Wälder, das Klima sogar das Geldsystem ist ein Ökosystem).

Kapitalisten haben keine Zeit für Ehrenamt und wenn dann machen Sie es aus Gründen des Workoholismus – um von den eigenen privaten/psychischen/menschlichen Defiziten (als Mensch unterentwickelt) durch Arbeit, Beschäftigung (egal wie sinnlos) abzulenken

Also fühlt sich der Kapitalismus – streng genommen – noch nicht mal für sich selbst verantwortlich – d.h. es ist “dem Kapitalismus” egal wie viele strukturell / systembedingte verursachte Finanz-Banken-Schulden-Krisen da kommen und deren fatale Auswirkungen auf das (Über)Leben von Leben auf diesem Planeten – könnten oder nicht – das von Menschen gemachte System – evtl. tatsächlich mit ehrlichen und guten Intentionen geschaffen – ähnlich einer Maschine – macht einfach “weiter so” – bis es eines Tages – tatsächlich irreparabel zerstört ist – oder die Menschheit zerstört hat.

The neaderthaler died out – despite his/her human like features – this could happen to homo sapiens as well – but the irony is – homo sapiens could be it’s own mass extinction event – nothing smart or clever or sapiens about that.

Der Neandertaler ist auch – trotz seiner Menschen ähnlichen Eigenschaften – ausgestorben – nicht auszuschließen, dass es Homo Sapiens eines Tages genauso geht – nur dass Homo Sapiens im schlimmsten Fall – sein eigenes “Mass extinction event” (großer Meteor, großer Vulkan) war.

Der “gute Kapitalist” nutzt seine vorhandenen oder auch nicht vorhandenen Chancen – spielt sich selbst Chancen zu und nutzt diese auch über die Grau-Zonen hinaus.

Das dieses Konzept OFFENSICHTLICH fatal, kurzsichtig und tendenziell illegal ist – ist egal oder scheinbar nicht allen offensichtlich.

Ich möchte jetzt nicht so weit gehen und die “Church of Satan” zitieren welche da sagt: “humans can be the best and the most vicious of animals”

Übersetzt: “Der Mensch kann das beste aber auch das bösartigste aller Tiere sein”

Es würde kollektive Einsicht, Anstrengungen, Bewusstsein vieler gebündelter “freien Willen” bedürfen um diese Aussage zu widerlegen.



from the Orwellian playbook

read me right: 1984 was written in 1949 and i fear – it is a concept that is appealing to Trump AND Putin and any other secret hidden power elite – that plans on “leading from behind” and “stay in power no matter who is elected”.

it’s concept is simple: exploitation of the poorer and poorer masses and blame it on someone else – an fabricated “enemy” painted in horrifying colors.

The whole 9-11 “all muslims are terrorist” scheme falls in this category – and EVEN CHINA is now copying it!

Why does Israel NOT want peace with Palestina?

Because they need to fan the hatered – they need to keep the enemy alive – to exploit their own people.

if there was one word to describe capitalism – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe tyranny – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe dictatorship – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe slavery – it is exploitation.

1984 scenario: the constant warfare scheme

The Enemy of the East – is of course – the degenerated, arrogant, decadent, gay (New York) Nazi (Germany dominated Europe) West.

The Enemy of the West – at least for USA Washington – is of course the not-so-communist-but-still-evil “Soviets” Russia, Iran and maybe even China? (whoever challenges their power and monopoly on oil and dollars).

Schwarzenegger “USA is not only Washington” – yes but the lawmakers are in Washington.

The Orthodox Christians – of Ukraine and Russia and other countries are very united in the idea – that “The West” is – either gay or Nazi or both (SA/Stormtroopers were in fact gay Nazis)

UNFORTUNATELY the longing for a feeling of importance makes people like Thomas „Tom“ Neuwirth (* 6. November 1988 in  Austria, Gmunden) come up with such ideas as to dress up as a Transvestite – call himself – “Mrs/Mr Wurst” and call this “Art”.

Putin attacks Eurovision drag artist Conchita for putting her lifestyle ‘up for show’


IT IS THE PSYCHE OF A NEGLECTED CHILD – HIS LONGING “TO BE SEEN” “TO BE IN THE MEDIA” “TO GET ATTENTION” “TO GET A FEELING OF IMPORTANCE” that makes this perfect example for Putin to show it to his people and say “see how decadent and gay Austria is?”

“It is especially the beard a tool for me to polarize and get attention…” „Vor allem der Bart ist ein Mittel für mich, zu polarisieren, auf mich aufmerksam zu machen…”

Quote: Thomas „Tom“ Neuwirth, September 2013

As if it would be something good to polarize – IT IS NOT – Trump is SPLITTING his own country in half by being a “polarizing” asshole.

Nobody calls publicly displayed mental illness “art” – rather a visible symptom of a sick society that was unable to prevent it – or even welcomed it – in order to create hate, discord and war.

“German chancellor raises reports of torture and persecution of gay men during joint press conference with Russian president” (src)


So the “Wurst” “Art” is playing directly in the Orwellian hands of Putin and indircetly in the Orwellian hands of Trump or people behind Trump/USA/Washington.

The picture Putin paints of the “West” is 1. evil 2. gay 3. Nazis – so all Orthodox and all Russians know who is to blame if they are suffering of poverty and hunger – so much that they are happy to join the army – to escape poverty – even if they get killed at some useless war running low on ammunition.

evil leaders: even psychopaths want to be loved

the leaders are evil psychopaths – they would not blink an eye to sacrifice their family – if they can stay in power a second longer.

it has happened – and it will happen again.

Francisco Solano López Carrillo (24 July 1827 – 1 March 1870) was President of Paraguay from 1862 until his death in 1870 – he was unable to prevent war against 3 powers (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) surrounding this strategically very central Paraguay.

Same as Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon and other power addicted males – his wife realized that this war could not be won and begged him to give up – he had her whipped.

He was willing to sacrificed the last man and woman and child and even his own family – to stay in power.

You have to expect that your leader – is such a leader.

It comes from the psychology of importance.

Everyone wants to feel important.

A leader without a country – feels unimportant (even if he is the worst leader in history) – so he tries to keep hold of it – no matter how many lifes are lost.

A CEO without a company – feels unimportant (even if he is the worst CEO in history) – so he tries to keep hold of it – no matter if the company needs to close down afterwards.

A worker without a job – feels unimportant (even if it’s maybe better for the climate if he does not drive 100km to and from work every day) – so he desperately tries to find a job – no matter if it kills the climate.

People like “Thomas Wurst” – feel unimportant if not a thousand cameras are focusing on him and do whatever it takes to get the media attention – even if that means massive amounts of HATE by people that are not so tolerant.

The feeling of importance is important to the human psyche: This info i learned from – Dale Carnegie (1936) – the name alone says – this is no vegetarian X-D (Carne means meat in Spanish) – but a poor farmer’s son – that fought bitterly to get out of poverty.

“Carnegie said he had to get up at 3 a.m. to feed the pigs and milk his parents’ cows before going to school.”

We all need a feeling of importance – otherwise our existing feels meaningless – our lifes worthless – the people surrounding us make us feel insignificant – at worst – not worth being loved?

Everyone even psychopaths – want to be loved.