Monday, January 12, 2015

Laurence Kotlikoff - Hyperinflation Not Deflation

From Greg Hunter

Published on Jan 11, 2015

Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff, formerly a top economist in the Reagan Administration, thinks if things get out of control, we’ll get hyperinflation--not deflation. Dr. Kotlikoff warns, “I think it’s already gotten out of control because of the amount of money that has been printed. I don’t think anything fundamental has been done in the U.S. or Europe to address the structural issues. The banking system is in riskier shape than it was. There is nothing in the Dodd-Frank legislation that I see in terms of keeping us from anther meltdown or another run on the banks that we had before. I do worry about that, and I worry that in the U.S. we have no adult leadership in either party. . . . Social security is 33% under-financed, according to its own trustees report. . . . Our entire fiscal enterprise is about 58% under-financed, meaning we need a 58% immediate increase in our taxes to cover all the spending that we have. . . . So, the country is really broke.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with renowned economist Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff.