JIM WILLIE: U.S. RECOVERY IS A FAIRY TALE
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
GoldMoney’s Alasdair Macleod has released an excellent interview with Jim Willie of GoldenJackass.com, discussing the economy, the impact of a zero interest rate policy, and flaws in economic statistics.
Willie states that the Federal Reserve’s ongoing efforts to debase the US dollar are contributing to a relentless deterioration of the US economy. The Fed is committed to keeping interest rates at zero, and therefore has to continue to intervene in the bond market. As opposed to mainstream economic thought, Willie argues that the extraordinary low interest rates are not stimulating the economy, but rather destroying capital and hindering genuine growth.
Willie emphasises that economic statistics in the US are distorted and that the US has actually been in recession for the last four years — government unemployment statistics are in his view flawed. He expects the recession to accelerate over the coming months.