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TOPIC: DISCUSSION THREAD: Episode 2 - Dr. Marc Faber

DISCUSSION THREAD: Episode 2 - Dr. Marc Faber 9 months 2 weeks ago #1

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So we've just gone live with Episode 2 of the MacroVoices Podcast featuring Dr. Marc Faber, and without tooting our own horn here, I feel like we made some considerable improvements with regards to both audio quality, and the overall "flow" of the show. I'd love to hear what you guys think.

As far as the show's content, and what Dr. Faber had to say, I'm left with a few questions that Erik and I weren't able to cover in the post-interview wrap up:

Dr. Faber suggested that The Fed, The Treasury, the U.S. Government, and most of American academia are filled with people from the same school of thought, that is to say, Neo-Keynesian Interventionists who either truly believe, or are committed to having us believe, that they are indeed smarter than the rest of us, and more importantly, smarter than the markets. This has been proven false time and time again, and yet they persist. What I wonder is, is there any chance that these Keynesians are replaced in any civil way, or will it take an outright collapse of the monetary and political system as we now know it, to see a new school of thinkers come into the fold, and indeed, a new school of thought adopted by the masses?

My other lingering question came from Erik's posing of MacroVoices listener Diego's question (thanks, Diego!). Diego inquired, referring to Dr. Faber's latest "Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report" (www.gloomboomdoom.com), about what exactly has gone so wrong for certain emerging markets - Mexico was cited here - while countries like South Korea have gotten things so (relatively) right. Dr. Faber had plenty to say on this subject, but he suggested that truly successful economies are the exception, and not the rule. Dr. Faber was unable to offer a specific answer as to why Mexico has been unable to capitalize on its vast potential. But, more generally speaking, what exactly does it take to build a successful economy, especially given this current backdrop of massive debt, out of control and disgustingly arrogant central planners, and a general apathy on the part of the people who are supposed to be keeping the powers that be in check?

I'm sure I'll have plenty more to say on this episode and its contents, but for now, I'm completely beat and committed to calling it a night...finally. I hope you guys enjoyed Episode 2 of MacroVoices, and I'm looking forward to your feedback.

Catch you all on the other side of my 8 hour vacation B)



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