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Open Minds: Big Money and the Threat of Global Collapse with Andrew Hoffman (May 2014)

Season 4, Episode 20
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The influence of big-money weaves a delicate tapestry of international commerce. With the tug of a single loose thread, this intricate financial network could fall apart. While many nations count on the stability of this structure, a few high-stakes players are betting on its collapse. Andy Hoffman gives us an economic overview of several key nations caught in this financial web and highlights the instability of our global economy in this interview with Regina Meredith originally webcast May 27, 2014.

Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin as Marketing Director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a U.S.-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 through 2005. Since 2002, his focus has been entirely on Precious Metals, and since 2006 has written free missives regarding gold, silver, and macroeconomics. Prior to joining the company, he spent five years working as an Investor Relations officer or consultant to numerous junior mining companies.

Regina Meredith


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dukebrickhouse, posted on June 12, 2014

Great show Regina. Thanks for bringing Andrew back regularly for updates.

barbarallera, posted on May 30, 2014

not mention of UK

dumitru, posted on May 30, 2014

Mr. Hoffman says over and over how stupid and short-sighted the people are who are driving economic policy around the world. This is the same story we heard about 9/11. Warnings were given to the CIA and FBI, but somehow they were so incompetent that they missed it. The results of this "incompetence" was they were able to pass the "Patriot Act, they made money selling stocks short on the two airlines involved the week before, and they shifted America into a permanent war-time economy. But they were sorry and said they wouldn't be so stupid again. Then came the Iraq war. Whoops, we made another mistake. Turns out there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The results of this "mistake" was hundreds of billions of $ in war profiteering, and even more money made when the price of oil doubled because of the war. But they were sorry they made a mistake and said they wouldn't do it again. Then came the crash of 2008. Just weeks before the crash Bush was on TV saying the fundamentals of the economy were sound. Then wham! All of the sudden the banks needed the government to give them $700 Billion right away with no questions asked or the economy would collapse. That amount was dwarfed by other guarantees and lending limits: analysis by Bloomberg found the Federal Reserve had, by March 2009, committed $7.77 trillion to rescuing the financial system. The results of this "mistake"? The "too big to fail" banks which had caused the crash, got the government to close hundreds of smaller more fiscally sound banks and selling their assets to the "too big to fail" criminals at pennies on the dollar. Plus they foreclosed on tens of thousands of homes. All together a huge concentration of wealth upwards to the criminal elite. But they were sorry they had made a mistake and said they wouldn't do it again.
When are people going to realize that when the wealthy elite cause destruction and mayhem that it's not a mistake. It's because everytime they make these "mistakes" they end up with more wealth and control. If they are crashing the world's economy it's not because they are stupid. There is plenty of evidence that they want you dead, or, as they call it, "population control". They consider this planet to be theirs, and they believe they could do very nicely in it with a population under 1 billion. With their zero-point energy, their robots and their advanced healing technology that they keep from the public, they don't need your oil economy, your U.S. dollars, or anything else this world currently depends on.
I'm not saying we're doomed, I'm saying we are in a war for our lives, and if we are going to win, it would be a good idea to realize who the enemy is. It would be a good idea to realize they are not trying to fix the economy, or the environment, or your healthcare system. When you see how every current and looming disaster actually serves their agenda, it becomes very clear that they are not the bumbling fools that Hoffman makes them out to be.

Ann.darnell, posted on May 27, 2014

When all the "turn your old gold jewelry into cash" marketing began a few years ago I questioned who was behind the rush. Was our government trying to up its supply for monetary purposes or were savvy people who could see into the future of the market attempting to get a head start over the rest of the population? Knowing what I know about media manipulation of the masses my inclination while watching these commercials was to go out and buy instead of sell. The big HOWEVER that has still not been resolved in my mind is this: What is it that makes gold have intrinsic value? It cannot feed us nor can it provide us with fresh water or warmth unless it is the currency with which we can purchase these basic life needs from others. What happens to the person who is sitting on top of a pile of gold possessions who has no means of obtaining fresh water and nourishing food? At what point during disastrous times does currency begin to be based on supplies of food and water instead of on some cold, hard mineral whose value exists only on the basis of the value placed there by the minds of people who choose to give it that value? If I were starving and needed to rob someone to feed my children I would not be going after the gold mongers. I would be going after the people who have stores of food and water. Please, tell me, knowing those are the pictures in my head, why it is so important now to buy gold? Given limited resources, would it not be more practical to buy land close to abundant water and to stockpile seeds in order to provide the essentials of life to one's family? I am not being facetious...I really need to know the answer to this question. Besides growing in spiritual awareness, what is the best path to take at the current time to prepare for dire circumstances that will test our physical limits of survival?

sonmi, posted on May 29, 2014

I agree with you there, If you have extra money to save, use it to help others who is in need. Someday maybe soon, the only value will be kindness, from those who remember you.

oneqimt, posted on May 27, 2014

Many of us sense something is wrong with the economy today. This is part of the awakening in spiritual awareness. Gold is a store of value and is worth the same globally. It is divisible, portable, exchangeable and fungible. There is a difference between money and currency. Gold is real money. Currencies are printed and controlled by governments. Gold and silver have maintained there value for thousands of years.

You are right gold cannot feed us directly, but if I things collapse, and I run out of my stockpile of food and water, it will sure be nice to cash in some of my gold and silver for that food, water and shelter rather that try to use Federal Reserve dollars that nobody wants.

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