John Williams: The Economic Slight Of Hand Continues

Chris Waltzek, Goldseek Radio, Released on 11/23/16

  • Respected rogue economist, John Williams of Shadowstats.com says the Great Recession of 2008-2009 is still underway, contrary to the mainline media.
  • Although the official national unemployment rate is steady at under 5%, the true unemployment rate is at least 4 times as high at 23%.
  • The slight of hand requires an epic cover-up on a grand scale.
  • John Williams outlines how the PTB accomplished the feat and the economic implications.
  • Discouraged workers are no longer counted due to changes in the unemployment calculations making the economy in worse shape than reported.
  • When the true inflation rate is used to deflate GDP numbers, the US has been in an unofficial recession for 16 consecutive years.
  • Free trade has positive theoretical economic benefits, but deleterious ramifications for many high quality domestic jobs.
  • Ultimately the economic fallout will impact the Greenback, which will collapse sending the yellow metal to at least $10,000 and perhaps many fold higher.
  • Case in point, in Venezuela recent reports show that a silver coin suddenly buys $250 worth of groceries.

Walter J. “John” Williams has been a private consulting economist and a specialist in government economic reporting for more than 30 years. His economic consultancy is called Shadow Government Statistics (shadowstats.com). His early work in economic reporting led to front-page stories in The New York Times and Investor’s Business Daily. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was awarded a master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar.

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