Armstrong Economics Blog/Gov’t Incompetence Re-Posted Aug 2, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Marty; I really do not think people give you enough credit whilst they all pretend to claim they called it correctly just a couple of months ago. I was at your 2011 WEC in Philadelphia. A friend bought the ticket and dragged me there. I have to say, aside from your prediction that war would turn up in 2014 which coincided with Ukraine, the underlying theme was that everything rested upon the confidence in the government. The more I have watched in horror how all our countries have fallen apart so rapidly, the more I understand your research.
My hat is off to you. I wish everyone would stop and acknowledge for once you are the source of fantastic information.
REPLY: Thank you. But as they say, I have to die first before anyone really acknowledges this work. It was the fact that I bought my first Roman coin for $10 when I was about 13 years old, and I was amazed that one could even collect ancient coins. That truly opened a door for research I never knew was possible.
History has been confirmed from the coinage. Imperial Rome pretended that the emperor was still elected as consul every year as if the Republic still existed. Just as we think we live in a democracy but find out the president can issue an executive order that is never submitted to Congress, no less presented to the people for a vote. In that sense, we still live in a dictatorship, just like the Romans. That said, this allows the Roman coins to be dated to every year they were struck.
That established, I realized that the coinage would answer a vital question being a trader – How did Rome fall? Was it like a 747 coming for a landing? Or was it in some sort of panic meltdown? It turned out to be the latter.
I know of NO OTHER WAY that question could have been answered and how VITAL that is to our present-day events.
To everyone’s surprise, other than a trader, bull markets are long drawn out affairs, but bear markets accomplish 90% of the decline in just two to three years. You are witnessing history. The United States is being destroyed rapidly, and unfortunately, even a 100% Republican victory in November will not stop the decline. It will merely present a short-term bounce in confidence. What takes centuries to build vanishes from history faster.