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‘More Dangers Now Than 2007′ Warns Prominent Establishment Economist William White

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:11
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By Michael Kosares  /  GoldSeek

First a quick background check on William White so we know whether or not to grant his opinions more weight and status than the average analyst, this from an older, but still functional, Economist article titled The curious case of Willliam White (September, 2012):

“Most recently, we have William White, a brilliant Canadian economist who used to do research at the Bank of England and the BIS before taking over the Economic Development and Review Committee at the OECD. He is not, in other words, a nut who hides in the woods with gold bricks and canned food. Moreover, he (along with his colleague Claudio Borio), presented one of the earliest and most thoughtful warnings of the financial crisis back in 2003. Anyone with a brain ought to take him seriously, especially when he bucks the conventional wisdom.”

Overlooking the out-of-place “gold bricks and canned food” comment, it pretty much tells us that William White’s opinions should be taken seriously. It is not often that an economist of his stature goes off the reservation.

White, as hinted in the Economist profile, has consistently warned that the global economy stands at a precipice – that essentially the 2007 crisis was not an end but a beginning. If that stance sounds familiar, it should. It falls in line with the fourth turning analysis covered here in previous posts. Neil Howe, the author of The Fourth Turning, calls the 2007 crisis the catalyst for the protracted fourth turning now in progress and scheduled to end, by his estimate, sometime in the 2030s. (Please see “Historical inevitability and gold and silver ownership“)

White renews that warning in a Bloomberg interview on Monday (fittingly September 11) under the banner OECD warns “More dangers now than in 2007.” In that six minute interview, White keenly and concisely outlines the bind in which central bank find themselves and the depth of the problem that we need to guard against in our own investment plans. We recommend you take the time to watch it.

He concludes with a warning –

“We have to be cautions. We are in a very tough place… Be careful of what you do and be very cautions of the side effects because you might not like it.”


In Ambrose Evans–Pritchard’s column, World faces wave of epic debt defaults,(January, 2016), he provides more detail on White’s analysis for those who would like to dig a little deeper.

Snips:

• The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability. .

• “It will become obvious in the next recession that many of these debts will never be serviced or repaid, and this will be uncomfortable for a lot of people who think they own assets that are worth something.”

• The European banking system may have to be recapitalized on a scale yet unimagined, and new “bail-in” rules mean that any deposit holder above the guarantee of €100,000 will have to help pay for it.

In retrospect, central banks should have let the benign deflation of this (temporary) phase of globalisation run its course. By stoking debt bubbles, they have instead incubated what may prove to be a more malign variant, a classic 1930s-style ‘Fisherite’ debt-deflation.”

On the whole, I consider White’s argument one of the strongest I have seen for gold and silver ownership as long-term safe haven hedges. The catalyst for that debt-deflation could be the realization in global financial markets that the central banks, as White describes it, have backed themselves into a corner over the past ten years with nowhere to go. In other words, the next time around – the next time the black swan lands – we will be on our own, walking the high wire without a central bank safety net.

As displayed in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 go around (see chart below), gold have has proven itself to be excellent hedges for the kind of disinflationary-deflationary breakdown William White fears. It rose by nearly three times over the period. (Silver’s performance was even better. It rose over three and a half times.)

The foregoing was a summary overview. Please follow the links throughout this post for the full story. . . . .


Goldman Sachs chief commodity analyst, Jeff Currie –

“If buying gold, don’t buy futures or ETFs. Buy the real thing… The lesson learned was that if gold liquidity dries up along with the broader market, so does your hedge, unless it’s physical gold in a vault, the true hedge of last resort.”

Note: Better yet, gold (and silver) in your hands…

––MK

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  • Fox Maine

    This story is a popcorn fart lost in a hurricane compared to what the utility industry is doing the children!
    https://www.infowars.com/studies-link-heavy-metals-to-disorders-and-declining-iqs-in-children/
    The worst of these toxins are the radioactive elements leaked by all our Nuclear power plants.
    https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/radioactive-groundwater-contamination-at-all-us-nuclear-power-stations-pipe-failures-endanger-nuclear-power-station-cooling-systems-environment/
    Radioactive Groundwater Contamination Found at All US Nuclear Power Stations: Pipe Failures Endanger Nuclear Power Station Cooling Systems-Environment.
    https://www.ap.org/press-releases/2012/part-ii-ap-impact-tritium-leaks-found-at-many-nuke-sites
    Press Releases /2012 /
    So we know it’s much worse now than in 2012
    facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.
    Any exposure to radioactivity, no matter how slight, boosts cancer risk, according to the National Academy of Sciences.
    For example, cesium-137 turned up with tritium at the Fort Calhoun nuclear unit near Omaha, Neb., in 2007. Strontium-90 was discovered with tritium two years earlier at the Indian Point nuclear power complex, where two reactors operate 25 miles north of New York City.
    By now with the underground pipes so rusted they were leaking this badly in 2012 and nothing done to replace these pipes as they are inaccessible being buried in concrete and under the power plants were it must be very highly radioactive.
    As the article states” Like rust under a car, corrosion has propagated for decades along the hard-to-reach, wet underbellies of the reactors — generally built in a burst of construction during the 1960s and 1970s. As part of an investigation of aging problems at the country’s nuclear reactors, the AP uncovered evidence that despite government and industry programs to bring the causes of such leaks under control, breaches have become more frequent and widespread. ”
    I just barely scratched the surface and it’s already a nightmare scenario!

  • wiseoldlady

    Every country needs to gang together and demand the usury

    • wiseoldlady

      oops….never finished my comment

      demand the usury interest rate be .0005 on monies borrowed…..straight interest….nothing compounded. Then there would be no bail ins or problems except the bankers could not live so high on the hog. If every country went up against the feds-Rothschilds it could change the game.

      One thing that irks me….

      Why on earth didn’t our forefathers create four elements to government instead of the three. Whereas nothing could be enacted or created without this structure. Judiciary…legislative…executive…AND POPULUS !!!!!!! Hence laws and departmental structures could NOT be established without we Americans legitimate vote. Which comes to the nuclear plant issues. The populous would never have allowed these monsters to be created.

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