Monday, December 20, 2010

Will The U.S. Hit The Wall In 2011?

I have been pointing out for quite some time now that the real systemic problems in the U.S. completely dwarf the financial/economic problems confronting the EU.  It could even be argued that the media and Wall Street are incessantly shoving the news on Europe in front of us everyday in order to deflect the hoi polloi's attention from domestic realities. 

But the truth of the matter is that the budgetary and financial disaster swirling around California or Illinois individually is bigger than that of the PIIGS collectively.  In fact, without Government help, there are several States that would likely be bankrupt.

Here's a quote from John Williams' which I sourced from Jim Sinclair ( 
Economist John Williams has been warning of an economic collapse for a few years. In his latest report, he says, “. . . the U.S. remains the proverbial elephant in the bathtub in terms of pending effective sovereign bankruptcies.” Williams thinks it will all hit the fan within 6 months and is predicting a dollar catastrophe. Europe is a sideshow to the coming main event. Williams says, “The various European crises remain an intermittent foil for the U.S. dollar, pulling market attention away from the unfolding solvency crisis in the United States and a likely move to massive selling against the U.S. currency. Accordingly, high risk of the early stages of a hyperinflation (see Hyperinflation Special Report) beginning to unfold by mid-2011 continues.”

I'm sure most of you have seen the segment on 60 Minutes this past Sunday which focused on the financial catastrophe facing several States.Meredith Whitney stated that she believes there will be several State bankruptcies and municipal bond defaults in 2011.

I personally think the Fed will accelerate the printing press and the Government will implement another stimulus plan in order to avert the collapse of several States. This will feed into the John Williams scenario of a massive sell-off in the dollar and precipitate the early stages of hyperinflation. 

And with that holiday cheer, I thought I would leave you with a good chuckle from "Family Guy," in honor of my completing the first unit (11 weeks) of Italian at the Italian Institute in Denver:


  1. I wonder when hyperinflation hits in 2011 will the futures market still be able to deliver silver at much higher pricing...and how will AGQ fair which is based on double the future price?

  2. Merry Christmas Dave

    Be well


  3. Were I planning my Great Escape northern Italy would top my list of potential ideal distinations. Good food, good wine & good people. Buon Natale!

  4. SDRG news on Mexico.

  5. Buon Natale a te e in bocca al lupo per i tuoi studi di italiano, la lingua della terra dove il sì suona.

    Ciao !

    Marco da Milano

  6. Grazie mille Marco! Buon Natale anche a te! Comincio la unita seconda in gennaio.