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Argentina is at it again

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The country of Argentina has been the poster child of what ultimately happens when a country takes on too much debt—i.e. economy collapse and social chaos. You can read about what happened 10 years ago from an Argentinean himself: survival-spot.com

Well, wouldn’t you know it, Argentina is at it again! Read this from an article written on Tuesday, January 10, 2012:

“The economy [of Argentina] is rapidly deteriorating, and street-inflation has surpassed 25%. Naturally, the administration of President Cristina Fernandez insists that inflation is not a problem, despite the Argentine peso losing 25% of its value against the US dollar over the last three-years (and far more against gold). Meanwhile, [President] Fernandez has…imposed capital controls, raided pension funds, nationalized private property, and taken control of the media… all in a vain attempt to delay the endgame. A few weeks ago, the government passed a package of new laws, essentially criminalizing public protest under the auspices of combating terrorism. The legislation, snuck in at a midnight session during the holiday period, provides severe punishment for various crimes under a Very Broad Definition Of Terrorism.” (Excerpted from: simon-black-another-consequence-of-economic-decline)

We’re not that far behind. Our government is spending over 55% more than it receives in revenues. (i.e. U.S. Federal Spending is $3.626 trillion compared to Tax Revenues of $2.322 trillion; see: usdebtclock.org) Our national debt is already over 100% of GDP. Almost as bad as some of the crisis countries in Europe. And who is the government borrowing all this money from? The Fed is printing most of it, of course. More than half of it is being printed out of thin air. That’s because Japan, China, and Europe are not buying U.S. debt. They have problems of their own to deal with, thank you very much.

I still believe we won’t see a U.S. financial crisis until the 2013-2014 timeframe. Nevertheless, whenever it is, it will come and it will not be pretty. I hope you’re preparing for the inevitable. If not, consider reading this guide for ideas: what-should-i-do

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  1. January 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm | #1

    Argentina isn’t the lone stranger. In the U. S. , the government just lies about inflation, saying it is under control.

    http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/the-daily-climb-2/

  2. January 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm | #2

    Argentina to Maintain Cash Supply Growth at Inflationary Pace. Posted on January 03, 2012. Argentina’s central bank plans to keep injecting cash into the economy at the current pace, a move that may further stoke inflation that’s already among the fastest in the world…Consumer prices in Argentina rose about 25 percent this year, according to private economists. That’s more than any major global economy except Venezuela as President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner increases government spending to spur consumer demand and boost local production.

  3. June 11, 2012 at 9:17 am | #3

    Argentina loses a third of its dollar deposits. Posted on June 8, 2012. Argentine banks have seen a third of their U.S. dollar deposits withdrawn since November as savers chase greenbacks in response to stiffening foreign exchange restrictions, local banking sources said on Friday.

  4. September 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | #4

    Crisis Replay… Soon Argentina Will Be on Sale Again. Posted on September 6, 2012. A must read article on what’s currently happening.

  1. January 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm | #1
  2. January 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm | #2

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