The Federal Reserve is printing money like it’s going out of fashion. There are consequences to each and every action and surely this will result in inflation down the line. Inflation has been described as a “painless” method through which a country devalues its currency. It’s like turning on the car in your garage and letting the carbon monoxide slowly put you to sleep. In most western countries the public is being dumbed down by the government run public schools. They count on the fact that 9 out of 10 people don’t understand what inflation means. It is an insidious way of robbing people of their hard-earned money and transferring it to the very rich people.
This is going to mean less money for pensioners and people who are conservatively saving their money, and more profit opportunities for the financial industry. As the saying goes: “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” and that is certainly what we are seeing around the world.
As the work dries up, people can no longer find permanent employment, they need to rely on temporary work, maybe having two or three part time jobs, or contract work just to make ends meet. It can be harrowing for families who are just trying to survive in the current economic climate. But what they don’t realise is that the powers that be are making the situation even worse through their actions.
In the US, for example, they allowed the FASB to turn a blind eye to the actual values of the banks’ assets and let them value their assets at ridiculous prices that would never fetch those amounts if they were actually to sell them. And secondly the government stood behind Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and this as resulted in over $1.5 trillion in debt obligations of these insolvent companies.
The situation is getting worse not better.
If you haven’t already done so, consider getting yourself some gold and silver bullion. Whilst the prices may look high, in the months and years today’s prices will look extremely inexpensive. So while you are still able to buy precious metals and have them in your possession, go ahead and do it. Don’t be kicking yourself saying that you wish you would have bought some sooner.
In my opinion as I said several years ago, we will see gold at $2000 an ounce and silver at $50 an ounce in the not too distant future.