THE PETER SCHIFF BLOG : An Unofficial Tracking of Peter Schiff and The Libertarian Austrian School of Economics
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ultra-low interest rates are among the biggest impediments currently preventing genuine economic growth in the U.S
Peter Schiff: Ultra-low interest rates are among the biggest impediments currently preventing genuine economic growth in the U.S. economy. By committing to keeping them near zero for the next two years, the Fed has actually lengthened the time Americans will now have to wait before a real recovery begins. Artificially low interest rates are the root cause of the misallocation of resources that define the modern American economy. As a direct result, Americans borrow, consume, and speculate too much, while we save, produce, and invest too little. - in CNBC
Peter Schiff is a well-known commentator appearing regularly on CNBC, TechTicker and FoxNews. He is often referred to as "Doctor Doom" because of his bearish outlook on the economy and the U.S. Dollar in particular. Peter was one of the first from within the professional investment field to call the housing market a bubble. Peter has written a book called "Crash Proof" and a follow-on called "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets". He is the President of EuroPacific Capital, which is a brokerage specializing in finding dividend-yielding, value-based foreign stocks.