Thursday, October 27, 2016

Laurence Kotlikoff: 
The U.S. Is In Worse Shape 
Financially Than Russia
Greg Hunter .. Boston University Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff says, “So, if you put everything on the books, we’re broke, and we’ve been printing money out the wazoo since the financial crisis to pay Congress’s bills. That’s the truth about quantitative easing. We need to have somebody who knows what’s going on in the big picture here and has a game plan to get rid of this fiscal gap, and do it without total chaos. If we leave things the way they are, people will view the country as leaderless fundamentally and printing money to pay its bills. Then, the expectation will occur, and that’s going to raise rates, and that’s going to drop bond prices, and that will sink the banks, and, yes, you can have another great recession like Bill Gross is referencing (bond super nova). I’ve been saying this for decades. The time for the last straw to drop on the camel’s back, and when it’s going to drop that camel is hard to say. If you look at the fundamentals, and the fundamentals look like that of an emerging country, we are the most indebted developed country relative to GDP of any country around. We are in worse shape, I believe, than Russia or Greece, and far worse shape than Italy.” .. 29 minutes

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