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Open Minds: Fiscal Cliffhanger with Andy Hoffman (May 2013)

Season 2, Episode 17
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From the budget sequesters to the volatile state of the job market, our daily news is filled with reports of impending financial doom for the United States and the rest of the world. Very few of us realize the full picture and the true implications of what is really going on. Andy Hoffman gives us an unflinching look at the current state of our economy and reveals the deceit behind mainstream media's "official" story in this interview with Regina Meredith originally webcast May 7, 2013.

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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suzannprokosch, posted on September 11, 2015

Least favorite presentation. Nothing new here. Promotes Wall Street. Very "main stream" media presentation. Nothing deep nor enlightening. Negativity towards anything not perceived as conservative values and concepts. No responsibility for gaming the systems. Entitlement for the elite. I heard Obama's fault and the standard bias small talk! Please don't cover him again. I can turn on the cable news for that!

eesa, posted on May 21, 2013

I don't get this guy. So what is the deal? He likes being 'right'? What does he offer? What is he contributing? He can give us his 'take' on the problem but he offers no solution. His solutions are all based on a a system that never worked in the first place and is now completely bastardized - big whoop he can point out the way it is bastardized but if we go back to the 'system' before it was bastardized it is no better! DOH. Chavez is wrong for kicking out the blood sucking American oil companies because it lowered production? This makes no sense. What did they do FOR Venezuelan? I mean other than rape the country and loot the people? Nothing, same as all the other big corporations who raped south america. I just don't get a thing this dude is saying. We all know all this - it's old news. The powers that be are losing control and spinning it up to the point of ridiculousness - but he offers NOTHING as an alternative - all he can do is tell us what the 3D stupid world already knows: this system doesn't work. It is not DESIGNED to work unless you are in the power elite - and it almost seems to me what he is saying is that the reason it is broken is because it no longer works for the power elite either. BFD. No answers. No suggestions. No future. No kidding. Itj's as if he thinks cheap oil and manufacturing in the US will save us. Well DUH. Nope. Destroying the planet and extracting resources via the old model is not going to 'fix' this. Nothing I heard here did me one bit of good. Chuck the old system and move on. What the hell are we waiting for? This was a total waste of time. I already KNOW all this. Give me some insights or intelligent ideas for what we can do differently to change it. Nope. Just reporting, smugly at that, on the demise of a bankrupt system What makes him any better than any of the rest of them? Nothing, in my humble opinion. No, no more please. Anyone can extrapolate and condescend. It isn't helpful. Sorry.

DALIA1, posted on May 16, 2013


Alfreda Weiss, posted on May 11, 2013

While it is true that the deficit is enormous, Bush inherited a surplus. We may be at the edge of collapse, but I would rather be on land that is not polluted that will produce food in a neighborhood of trusted friends. Keep the same criminals from fracking, oil pipelines, big water pipelines in CA that siphon drinking water for exported crops in the central valley and fracking further south. None of this will help us survive. While some are upset about "entitlements", social security did not add a penny to the deficit. Better have lots of gold and silver if you get sick with this vulture health care industry that comes out of the same "financial" world of the 2% with 2/3rd of the wealth and power in the US. Our ancestors survived, but they needed food and clean water.

Daronjames, posted on May 9, 2013

If all the gold is disappeared from the U.S, where did the gold go? That's the question.

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