Well it’s been 2 years since the whole notion of the importance of acquiring inflation proof assets entered my world, and let me tell you, it couldn't have happened at a more opportune time. I sat wide-eyed as I watched the whole Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac saga unfold before my eyes. This was what the likes of Richard Martin, Peter Schiff and Marc Faber had been predicting for months, and I had just finished taking it all in when it hit the mainstream media. I was on the phone with a friend when the news feeds hit the net. We could not believe our ears. “Is this it?”, I thought, “is this the beginning of the end of life as we know it?”
Then the ensuing images of regular families who so ill-advisedly “bit off more than they could chew” ending up in homeless shelters, motels, parking lots, or “tent cities” were unbearable. And to watch the audacity of the media as they blamed the families for purchasing something they couldn't afford, all the while, begging for a bail out for Fanny and Freddie; the culprits who caused the crisis to begin with.
Well it turns out that that the sky was not falling that day, but it was definitely a warning shot. With the Federal Reserve continuing to print money into existence, and the Federal debt growing exponentially, the foundation of this 100 year experiment called “non-gold backed, fiat currency” has been eroded and the economy is definitely on its slow decent into hyper-inflation.
Many seem to argue that things are turning around, the economy is getting better. We are told to cheerfully continue buying stocks and watch the stock market “rally”. But common sense simply dictates to take a look around you. What are we actually seeing in our lives today? Increased unemployment, record inflation, increased homelessness and the existence of “modern day shanty towns” N.America.
Can we rely on the government to rebalance the economy? As Chris Martenson so succinctly described it in the “Crash Course”, he states we are now in a situation with an outcome, and it is just a matter of how we are going to handle the “outcome”. What are some things we can do to lessen the blow of the outcome?
More and more it makes sense to store your wealth in something that is inflation proof. I for one will be buying gold and silver in a variety of forms.