Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marc Faber: Lack of Savings is the Problem of the US

Marc Faber was interviewed on CNBC on the 11th of October 2011.

He said he was bullish on the US dollar:
Despite the fact that the (European Central Bank) and the European government will flood the market with liquidity to bail themselves out, global liquidity is tightening," Faber said. "Whenever global liquidity is tightening it is bad for asset prices but good for the U.S. dollar, as was the case in 2008.
He also discussed the debt issues in the USA, Europe and Japan and explained there is no way to repay that debt without a major collapse:

We've had far too many interventions in the Western world where the share of total economy that goes to government and is government-sponsored has grown. That essentially makes it very difficult for the Western world to grow sustainably...I don't see how the Western world including the U.S., Japan and Western Europe can grow. They're going to stagnate.
Finally, he ranted against regulations in the US:
We have expansionary fiscal policies, we have expansionary monetary policies but we have restrictive regulatory policies and it curtails any initiative by the small businessman and the large businessman. He doesn't employ and invest capital in the U.S. He does that in China or somewhere else in the world where the regulatory environment is more favorable.

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