Sunday, July 28, 2013

Money Causes Economic Crises

 Mr. Schiff explains the fact that the interest rate is a price and that manipulation of that price results in real changes to the capital structure and structure of production within the economy, causing imbalances, booms, and eventually busts in the economy. His lecture also explores how government intervention through labor and employment policies results in diminished employment and an overall reduction in the standard of living.

- Source:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Peter Schiff - Gold and The Financial Crisis

"Unfortunately just like 1976, a true economic recovery is not just around the corner. More likely we are in the eye of an economic storm that will blow much harder than the stagflation winds of the Jimmy Carter years. And once again the establishment is using the decline it the price of gold to validate its misguided policies and discredit its critics. But none of the problems that led me and other modern day gold bugs to buy gold ten years ago have been solved. In fact, monetary and fiscal policies have actually made them much worse. The sad truth is that as bad as things were back in 1976, they are much worse now. Whether as a nation we will be able to rise to the occasion, and actually finish the job that Ronald Reagan and Paul Volcker started remains to be seen."

- Source:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peter Schiff - The Atlantic Economy Summit

Peter Schiff Speech at the Atlantic Economy Summit where he said

"If it was my contractual obligation, to do everything possible to wreck this economy, what I would do is go back and do everything Ben Bernanke did in the last three years."

- Source:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Recession Will Overtake Us Once Again

There is an ongoing three way debate between those who believe the Fed should do more to strengthen the recovery, those who believe that the recovery is strong enough to continue on its own, and those who believe that the economy has been so fundamentally altered by the recession that no amount of stimulus can succeed in pushing unemployment down to pre-crash levels. As usual, they all have it wrong (although some are more wrong than others).

The false conclusions are being made by the likes of bond king Bill Gross, who has suggested that the economic fundamentals have changed. They argue that a "new normal" is now in place that sets an 8% unemployment rate as a floor below which we will never fall. This is absurd. America can once again prosper if we put our trust in first principles and let the free markets work. Unfortunately, that is not happening. Government is taking an ever greater role in our economy where its efforts will continue to stifle economic growth. A close second in cluelessness comes from those who believe that we are currently on the road to a real recovery. I'm not sure what economy they are looking at, but in just about every important metric, we continue to be essentially comatose.

More accurate are the opinions of those who believe that without a more serious intervention from the Fed, which can only mean another round of quantitative easing (QE III), the current quasi-recovery will soon fade and the tides of recession will overtake us once again. They are correct. And even though this time the water will be rougher and deeper than it was four years ago, it does not mean that the Fed will do the economy any good by breaking out its heavy artillery once again.

- Peter Schiff via Business Insider:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Our Economy Has a Disease

In his widely anticipated speech at Jackson Hole last week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded a supremely optimistic note: "It seems clear, based on this experience, that such (easing) policies can be effective, and that, in their absence, the 2007-09 recession would have been deeper and the current recovery would have been slower than has actually occurred."

The simple truth however, is that our economy has a disease that all the quantitative easing in the world can't cure. And while the wrong medicine may make us appear healthier in the short term, we will continue to deteriorate beneath the surface. Not only should the Fed not provide additional QE, but it should remove the accommodation currently in place. Although these moves would most certainly send us back into recession, it would simultaneously provide a needed course correction that would put us finally on the road to a sustainable recovery.

The recession the Fed is trying so desperately to prevent must be allowed to run its course so that the economy that we have developed over the last decade, the one that is overly reliant on low interest rates, borrowing and consumer spending, can finally restructure itself into something healthier. By enabling this diseased economy to overstay its welcome, QE does more harm than good. To recover for the long haul, the market must be allowed to correct the misallocations of resources that resulted from prior stimulus. Additional stimulus inhibits this process, and exacerbates the size of the misallocations the markets must eventually correct.

- Source, Peter Schiff via Business Insider:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ben Bernanke Has Created a Phony Economy

Peter Schiff appears on Fox Business and discusses the ongoing money printing by Ben Bernanke. He states that this economy is completely phony.

- Source Fox Business News:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gold Seek Radio Featuring Peter Schiff

GoldSeek Radio's Chris Waltzek talks to Peter Schiff CEO of EuroPacific Capital.

- Source, Gold Seek Radio:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dollar Crisis is Coming! We're in a Depression!

Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital is interviewed by "Money News". Peter discusses the mistakes of government and sees a dollar crisis coming.

- Source, Money News:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Phony Recovery Will Evaporate

Peter Schiff appears on Fox Business where he discusses the recent pull back in gold prices. Peter says that gold has pulled back but the bull market is far from over.

- Source, Fox Business: