Martin Armstrong: The Gold Standard is Garbage
Tom welcomes a new guest to the show, Martin Armstrong. Martin discusses his computer programming background and financial experience trading along with his A.I. approaches to generating unbiased economic reports.
He discusses the failing European politics and economics and why their global agendas are becoming an enormous burden on the world. The critical issue today is faith in government and the consequences when this collapses. People in Europe are hoarding cash, which is driving the ECB to implement a digital currency.
Martin believes the real agenda during this election is between Trump and globalist plans like Agenda 2030. The United States still has the largest economy and is still able to support it’s bonds. However, debt problems in Europe are quite severe, and they can no longer raise rates. This is why European interests are promoting a “Great Reset” and the idea of “You’ll own nothing, and you will be happy.” They want to eliminate all debts and, in doing so, will destroy pensions. They plan to replace these pensions with Universal Basic Income.
He discusses why pegging anything to the business cycle is problematic, including gold. You can’t fix something and then have inflation because that leads to a massive divergence between exchange rates and reality.
He discusses how the lockdowns have been devastating on the middle class and even worse for the lower classes. Many can’t work from home, but they still have bills to pay. He says, “They are using the Coronavirus as an excuse to crush the economy.”
Politicians around the world are all repeating the same talking points. He says, “These ideas will fail as they have never worked in history… Once they have unleased these policies, things can only get worse.”
He outlines why green energy is impractical to supply all the world’s energy needs. Modern economic policies create untold effects and imbalances across many sectors. He remains concerned that unrest and instability between nations could lead to wars after 2024.
As more people question what is occurring and government confidence is lost, we can recover quicker.
Time Stamp References:
0:00 – Introduction
0:46 – Martin’s Background
8:25 – A.I. Reporting
10:20 – The Money Cycle
15:16 – Europe & U.S. Dollar
19:01 – Gold Peg Problems
23:40 – Bond Bubbles
28:50 – The Great Reset
32:36 – Growing Civil Unrest
35:06 – Gold vs. Government
44:13 – Ongoing Risks & War
50:02 – Wrapup
Talking Points From This Episode
- European economic situation
- Globalist European restructuring plans
- Impact of the lockdowns
- Unrest, Aristocracy, and War
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Martin Armstong is the Owner and Researcher for the website Armstrong Economics. He is the former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.
At age 13, Armstrong began working at a coin and stamp dealership in Pennsauken, New Jersey. After buying a bag of rare Canadian pennies, he became a millionaire in 1965 at the age of 15. He continued to work on weekends through high school, finding the real-world exciting, for this was the beginning of the collapse of the gold standard. Martin became captivated by this shocking revelation that there were not just booms and busts, but also peaks and valleys that would last centuries.
Armstrong progressed from gold coin investments to following commodity prices for precious metals. In 1973, he began publishing commodity market predictions as a hobby, and in 1983 Armstrong began accepting paid subscriptions for a forecast newsletter.
“In Armstrong’s view of the world where boom-bust cycles occur like clockwork every 8.6 years, what matters is his record as a forecaster. He called Russia’s financial collapse in 1998, using a model that also pointed to a peak just before the Japanese stock market crashed in 1989. These days, as the European sovereign-debt crisis roils markets worldwide, he reminds readers of his October 1997 prediction that the creation of the euro “will merely transform currency speculation into bond speculation,” leading to the system’s eventual collapse.”
His Website Armstrong Economics offers a unique perspective intended to educate the general public and organizations on the global economic and political environment’s underlying trends. Their mission is to research historical cyclical patterns and market behavior in timing, price, and crisis to understand better and identify potential future trends, using an extensive monetary database and advanced proprietary models.