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The Macro Analytics Interview on YouTube

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I had an interesting conversation with Gordon T. Long of Macro Analytics recently. We discussed our economic future and what investors must monitor in this new age of fiat money. I introduce “The Liquidity Gauge” here for the first time.

Gord did a great job of weaving charts into the interview and posting it on YouTube. I hope you will take a look. Please find the link at the bottom of this page.

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  1. Hi Richard, I’ve been following your blog for a bit now, and considering your views on the “Creditism”

    My question is how is it that you maintain the major economic drivers for the economy are now consumption and credit expansion?

    Most references, like Schiller’s work on the Wealth Effect, say that consumption is -not- what drives economic growth.

    He found that consumption goes up by 1% for a 10% increase in housing wealth, but between negligible to 0.4% for a 10% increase in stock-market wealth. However, the historical data also shows that there is a negative correlation some years out (i.e. between a S&P rise and consumption some years out).

    If we assume this is relationship holds (which seems unlikely), it implies that personal consumption would have been about 5% less than today if the S&P500 had got stuck at 900, instead of being almost double that level today.

    I do appreciate your insight and have enjoyed your book so far, I’m just hoping you could clear this up for me.

    1. Hi Ben,

      I believe that credit growth has been driving economic growth since the 1950s. There have been only 9 years since 1952 when total credit in the United States grew by less than 2% (adjusted for inflation). Every time that happened, the economy went into recession; and the recession did not end until there was another surge in credit growth. From around 1980, credit expanded from 150% of GDP to 370% of GDP in 2007. That expansion of credit made the economy grow.

      In 2008, when the private sector could not repay the credit it owed, the global economy went into crisis. Private sector credit growth has remained very weak since then. It has been the massive expansion of government debt (financed, in large part, by fiat money creation by the Fed) that has prevented the global economy from collapsing into a new great depression since 2008.

      For more details, please see my latest book, The New Depression, or take a look at my video courses or Macro Watch.

      Thanks for the question.


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