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Legendary speculator Doug Casey explains the difference between a national government and a nation's economy, why the latter cannot be trusted with the former, and his perspective on today's markets.
Looking at the title, the reader may conclude that he has begun to read an article that he might better save until he has a holiday weekend in which to read it. And there can be no doubt that volumes could be written describing the Fed and its inner-workings.
Jeff Thomas addresses an important topic and a constant source of argument within economic circles - whether we're heading into an overall deflation or inflation scenario. And if inflation, whether it will take on a "hyper" aspect to it as occurred in the German Weimar Republic of the '20s, and more recently Yugoslavia in the '90s or Zimbabwe of the past few years. So, could the US face a hyperinflation scenario? Let's take a look.
No one could doubt that we are living in difficult times, or that the economic, political and social conditions we are experiencing are unprecedented in our lifetimes. Where, then, do we turn for guidance? Well, as luck would have it, history is rich with fine people who have gone before us.
Some people are more observant than others. Some are more capable of thinking outside the box than others. Whether this is by nature or nurture is a moot point.