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Riding Into the Sunset or a Brick Wall?

•, by Peter Schiff
In short, it would save him his job. Now, I didn't predict with certainty that he would do so − only the few men at the FOMC knew that for sure − but it seemed likely. Shortly thereafter, Bernanke not only announced more stimulus, but promised to keep it flowing to the tune of an additional $40 billion a month until conditions improve. As I had written, this is essentially the election platform of the Obama-Bernanke ticket: We will keep the party going indefinitely.

Unfortunately, though these are two powerful men, they are not above the law of economics. While critics have dubbed this program "QEternity" or "QE-Infinity," it will end much before that. We are witnessing a massive bubble in US government debt, and we've reached the point where no one in charge believes it will ever end − an excellent contra-indicator.

Rather than going on for eternity, this third round of QE is only hastening the day when there is a flight of confidence from the dollar and US Treasuries. This will cause a sharp rise in market interest rates and surging consumer prices across America. If you think $4 a gallon gas is bad, wait till you see it going up by 25¢ or more per week. 

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