The Destructive Force of Bank Credit

Alasdair Macleod, John Williams and Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s radio program.

Commentators routinely confuse the deflationary effects of a contraction of bank credit with the inflationary effects of central bank policies designed to offset it. Central banks always ensure their stimulus is greater, so inflation, not deflation, is always the outcome.

The mind of a banker will be explored to understand how and why money is created, and why expansion is always followed by a sharp contraction. But now with COVID-19 arriving as the global economy was already facing a contraction of bank credit, supply chain disruption is setting up the greatest global payment crisis in history. Central banks, led by the Fed, will issue so much base currency that fiat currencies will become almost worthless and asset prices will soon rise exponentially. Ways to protect yourself and loved ones will be explored. And Dr. Hennigh will share some exciting news for Irving Resources.

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Alasdair Macleod has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation and Head of Research at Goldmoney.  His experience encompasses equity and bond markets, fund management, corporate finance and investment strategy. His weekly articles written for GoldMoney are posted on his blog at: https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights Because of his deep insights into underlying market dynamics, Alasdair is one of the most frequent guests on Turning Hard Times into Good Times.

Walter J. “John” Williams (known as John Williams) was born in 1949. He received an A.B. in Economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was awarded a M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. During his career as a consulting economist, John has worked with individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, John has been a private consulting economist. Out of necessity, he become a specialist in government economic reporting. He learned that virtually all economic stats quoted by the U.S. Government are spun using optimistic assumptions that often bear little reality but make politicians look good and put money in the pockets of Wall Street. John writes the Shadow Government Statistics newsletter and his work has been recognized by the main stream media where he has been quoted in publications like the New York Times and Investors Business Daily.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related.  Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation.  Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold asset that was recently sold.  In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.  Currently is also a Director for Miramont Resources and Irving Resources.

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