Jim Rogers and Marc Faber See Disaster Looming, Blame the Fed
by Bud Fox
Recently by Marc Faber: The Frame of Mind of American Economic Policymakers
Legendary investors Jim Rogers and Marc Faber have similar outlooks on the financial crisis and the efforts of the Federal Reserve to revive the U.S. economy.
What do they think of the Fed's quantitative easing policy? In a word, it is a recipe for disaster.
According to Rogers, governments have not addressed the underlying problems which triggered the crisis, but instead have "flooded the world with money." He argues that trying to solve the problem of too much consumption and too much debt with more consumption "defies belief," and will result in epic failure.
Faber's outlook echoes the sentiments of Mr. Rogers. He says, "If we agree that excessive credit and excessive leverage led to the crisis, then what the Federal Reserve is doing is giving a wrong medicine to the patient — they are giving the drug addicts more drug instead of sending them to rehabilitation, which is not good for the economy. So I think that the whole policy will eventually end in another disaster but we don't know when and many things can happen in between."
December 22, 2009
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