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Marc Faber: "Paul Krugman Should Go And Live In North Korea"

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If there is one thing better than Marc Faber providing a free, must-watch (and listen) 50 minute lecture on virtually everything that has transpired in the end days of modern capitalism, starting with who caused it, adjustable rate mortgages, leverage, why did the Fed let Lehman fail, why was AIG bailed out, quantitative easing, Operation Twist, where the interest on the debt is going, which bubbles he is most concerned about, a discussion of gold and silver, and culminating with his views on a world reserve currency, is him saying the following: "The views of the Keynesians like Mr. Krugman is that the fiscal deficits are far too small. One of the problems of the crisis is that it was caused by government intervention with fiscal and monetary measures. Now they tells us we didn't intervene enough. If they really believe that they should go and live in North Korea where you have a communist system. There the government intervenes into every aspect of the economy. And look at the economic performance of North Korea." Priceless.

50 minutes of Faberian bliss:

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:28 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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Oi vey. Did someone downvote me for treading upon his beloved Marx?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:14 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Nah, just for having a "foreign sounding" name and an unwillingness to rat on your friends.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Liszt didn't like you talking trash on his family.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Some research will show you that McCarthy, personality aside was mostly right.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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The existence of one witch in Salem would not have justified multiple burned innocent corpses.

You can be "right" about something and still go about things in the worst way possible for the country.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 05:15 | Link to Comment cxp
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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:10 | Link to Comment silverdragon
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Krugman should be charged with treason and hung in a public place.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:13 | Link to Comment liszt
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North Korea is an evil State, because they have no food stamps. And sure because of the many people on stamps in the US, we will soon have hyper inflation. Also so many houses are seized by th banks, but in the US we have freedom.

1) There won't be any recovery or what so ever in modern economies. The system will shift eventually toward a fake-capitalism without any markets, without any thing like real "value", thus will be more like a state economy, or a mafia ruled economy. Even if Ron Paul is elected president or the Tea party, no one on earth can go on with capitalism. You should face it because changes are comming soon !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:17 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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Yes, the final victory of the proletariat! /sarcasm

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:59 | Link to Comment liszt
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Capitalism will fall without me having to rise the little finger, and despite all want it to continue. I don't need even to argue without you.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Are you a student at the Ludwig von Marxes Institut ?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:46 | Link to Comment yrbmegr
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The sky is falling, too.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:01 | Link to Comment liszt
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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:10 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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They have no foodstamps because, like most communists, they eliminated the one group of people that can actually point them in the direction of the Great Leap Forward in favor of the most loyal, ignorant masses.

One should not overlook the anti-intellectual aspects of both the Taliban and the Tea Party.


Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:26 | Link to Comment j8h9
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Faber is an angry old man, awash in cash

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:34 | Link to Comment 4exNinja
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Any theory taken to extremes is matter in which direction you go. I agree with a lot of his comments, but claiming the alternative is communism is laughable. It's Glenn Beck laughable where he presents a theory and then pretends the outcome will be the extremest version of that theory. 

Some intellectual honesty would be nice for a change, even if he's correct with a lot of his comments. 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:25 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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What the powers that be present, 'the alternative', is just that, so there is nothing laughable about it. Try again.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:50 | Link to Comment Monk
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Why North Korea? Why not China, Singapore, or other Asian economies with partly centralized economies?


Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:46 | Link to Comment yrbmegr
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How about Japan?  Pretty similar to China.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:07 | Link to Comment DollarDive
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I've got Faber on in the background and a thought just came to me... How many times can I listen to this ... really ? It's the same story over and over and over.  The banks screwed up - the Fed had no way out - so they've loaded their balance sheet, hoping that they can unwind it.  It's as simple as that.  We're all waiting for the big unwind.  Don't torture yourself for 50minutes listening to this guy pontificate.  We'll all be well aware when the FED starts dumping treasuries.  It's not going to happen for 5 or six years.  Until then, your best option is to play the game like everyone else, but with a tight stop.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:17 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Do not worry, Comrades.

Soon, Communism comes to you.

Forward, Soviet!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:36 | Link to Comment yrbmegr
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Marc Faber should go and live in the United States.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:29 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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... you mean Marc Faber should go live in a socialist state?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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LOL - I usually presume that you live in the UK, which many commenters here see as more socialist than the US, thanks to the National Health Service

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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The US wins. You get bad free healthcare.

We get expensive, soon to be bad healthcare.

And free Obama phones.

Can't touch this.


Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:56 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Marc Faber should go live in Somalia.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Living conditions in Somalia, although far from ideal, are better than North Korea .... especially if your an opportunistic Jewish socialist like Paul Krugman !  It's not as cold .... either !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:03 | Link to Comment liszt
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50 minutes to tell that the crisis was due to Gov intervention ! LOSS OF TIME !

The crisis is NOT due to that, and if one wants to live a little longer on should rather stop telling BS about the crisis ! I'm really SICK to listen all that !

The crisis is not from yesterday, it started in the late sixties ! It's due to a shifting in loans/profit wealth distribution. Since Marx believed falsely that profits needs allways to be reinvested, he omittet to underline the big problem that is the weakness of Aggregat Demand, and this will ever be the Achilles' heel of capitalism.

The only problem and therefor keynesians are right, is the weakness of demand, as Malthus pointed it out. But Keynesians fail to get to some solutions. The solution is in fact to cancel debts sometimes, or to maintain the system under QE perfusion. So it will drift more and more toward a zombie economy. Imho, there isn't a solution inside capitalism, and the system is doomed. The soup lines will increase until nightmare !

But here, NO ONE ever reads Malthus, Marx and Keynes ! No, only listen to Ron Paul, so how do you expect having ANY idea of economics issues ? You never read any classic economist ! And most of you have just enought brain to post single liners ! Really ! Wake Up ! Are you interested in economics, so read at least Galbraith's book about The Big Crash, then we can talk later. I'm really amazed people dare to have an opinion and arg with me, while there knowledge is equal to Zero !!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:07 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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If your so tierd of hearing it why don't you get the hell out of here, and paul k should not go to korea he should be place on a island counting sand pebbles! oh and to have an argument with you IS A WASTE OF MY TIME! I rather watch the grass grow!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:49 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Don't be so hard on the guy. Look at the entertainment value he provides.

A 'Genius' who writes at a third grade level is hard to find.

According to Malthus, we've already been dead for a very long time.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Element
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You could just fuck-off and read something else, we don't want stoopid to bring you down. the world needs you far more than it needs anyone else. So go, be free, soar to the zeneth of knowledge, then crash back with the discovery that your knowledge is you, and all that you are, and that it's just a house of cards.

Then you can come back and be stoopid with us again, we won't hate on you.



Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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Love Marc, but he says "basically" too much.   

I've also noticed that Filipino people say "basically" a LOT.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment SilverMoneyBags
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Krugman is just part of the DNC propaganda machine. To label this as anything else, would also just be propaganda.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment ian807
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Or he could live in China. Or Germany. Oops! Reality trumps ideology again. At least is does if you're not terminally myopic.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment SilverMoneyBags
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China is State Capitalist, not Communist.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Monedas
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There is no Capitalism .... just different shades of gray Socialism !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:49 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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I've just learned of here, and I'm glad to see it. 

A lot of educable folks are just misinformed by MSM sources. 

Smart guys like these with good info and insight providing historical lessons and informed projections for the future is what this country (indeed, the world) needs.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Monedas
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"Way to go Marc .... and thanks for reading my posts !" .... Monedas   1929     Comedy Jihad Spontaneous Full Dress Pyongyang Missle Launch Pep Rally  World Tour   

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Monedas
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"The quickest way to a Korean man's heart .... is going around his shrunken stomach !" .... Monedas    1929    Comedy Jihad Marxist Primer World Tour   

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:59 | Link to Comment blindman
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save this for the vault.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:05 | Link to Comment blindman
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all systems fail by design, that is life.
what does not fail? think about it

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