Inquiring minds are reading with much interest an article on CNBC entitled, “US Is ‘Practically Owned’ by China: Analyst” where Tom Winnifrith, CEO at financial services firm Rivington Street Holdings, told CNBC.com Monday that US supremacy as the top world economy will end sooner than many people believe. So Mr. Winnifrith believes gold is a better investment than the dollar despite it hitting a new record.
“America is practically owned by China,” he said.
He reminded of the fact that in 1900, sterling was the world’s reserve currency but by 1948, that was no longer the case as the British Empire collapsed.
“America is doing what Britain did,” Winnifrith said. “America spends much more than it can afford and it’s not addressing the issue.”
In 1832, China and India were the world’s two largest economies and by 2032, they will regain that status, he predicted.
“The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change,” Winnifrith said.
“The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar,” he added.
And the culprit in all of this? This is shocking, to be sure, but:
The US trade deficit and debt continue to grow and the authorities are reluctant to address the problem, preferring to print money, Winnifrith said.
Once again, this societal co-dependency (aka “Political Correctness”) in killing this country. Dress for Success instead of Character, Governing by Exception and not the Typical, Feel-goodism, etc. is/has destroyed this country.
We need to understand that the economy grows when people put more effort in than they take out. A “consumer economy” is euphemism for a successful economy beginning the decline.
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