The Big Reset
Ο Willem Middelkoop
, ειναι ενας Ολλανδος επιχειρηματας που ασχολειται με την πωληση χρυσου. Εχει γραψει αρκετα βιβλια για το θεμα. Αρχες του 2014 παρουσιαζεται το καινουργιο του βιβλιο και αναφετεται στο Μεγαλο οικονομικο ρισετ που ερχεται. Λεει οτι το χρυσο που αγοραζεται απο Κινα, Ρωσσια κτλ. θα ειναι παλι το αντικρυσμα που ηταν μεχρι το 1970.
1. Οι μισες απο τις δεκα πλουσιοτερες χωρες αγοραζουν χρυσο:
By Xinhua writer Liu Chang
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.
Emerging from the bloodshed of the Second World War as the world's most powerful nation, the United States has since then been trying to build a global empire by imposing a postwar world order, fueling recovery in Europe, and encouraging regime-change in nations that it deems hardly Washington-friendly. With its seemingly unrivaled economic and military might, the United States has declared that it has vital national interests to protect in nearly every corner of the globe, and been habituated to meddling in the business of other countries and regions far away from its shores.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government has gone to all lengths to appear before the world as the one that claims the moral high ground, yet covertly doing things that are as audacious as torturing prisoners of war, slaying civilians in drone attacks, and spying on world leaders. Under what is known as the Pax-Americana, we fail to see a world where the United States is helping to defuse violence and conflicts, reduce poor and displaced population, and bring about real, lasting peace.
Moreover, instead of honoring its duties as a responsible leading power, a self-serving Washington has abused its superpower status and introduced even more chaos into the world by shifting financial risks overseas, instigating regional tensions amid territorial disputes, and fighting unwarranted wars under the cover of outright lies. As a result, the world is still crawling its way out of an economic disaster thanks to the voracious Wall Street elites, while bombings and killings have become virtually daily routines in Iraq years after Washington claimed it has liberated its people from tyrannical rule.
Most recently, the cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations' tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonized. Such alarming days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated, and a new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing.
To that end, several corner stones should be laid to underpin a de-Americanized world. For starters, all nations need to hew to the basic principles of the international law, including respect for sovereignty, and keeping hands off domestic affairs of others.
Furthermore, the authority of the United Nations in handling global hotspot issues has to be recognized. That means no one has the right to wage any form of military action against others without a UN mandate. Apart from that, the world's financial system also has to embrace some substantial reforms.
The developing and emerging market economies need to have more say in major international financial institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they could better reflect the transformations of the global economic and political landscape. What may also be included as a key part of an effective reform is the introduction of a new international reserve currency that is to be created to replace the dominant U.S. dollar, so that the international community could permanently stay away from the spillover of the intensifying domestic political turmoil in the United States.
Of course, the purpose of promoting these changes is not to completely toss the United States aside, which is also impossible. Rather, it is to encourage Washington to play a much more constructive role in addressing global affairs. And among all options, it is suggested that the beltway politicians first begin with ending the pernicious impasse.
The Chinese have been very secretive about their monetary strategy. But surprisingly the main academic journal of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee published an article with many details about the Chinese national gold strategy in 2012. Written by the Chinese 'Mr. Gold', the president of the China National Gold Corporation (CNG) as well as the China Gold Association (China Gold) Sun Zhaoxue. The article explained that China was hoarding gold in order to safeguard the country's economic stability and to strengthen its defense against "external risks", a collapse of the euro or the dollar or even worlds financial system. According to Zhaoxue, China needed to boost its official reserves to at least 10% of financial reserves while officially they were still only 1.6% at the moment his article appeared. This would increase Chinese gold holdings to well over 6000 tonnes. But even more remarkable was his view that civil hoarding of gold was just as important for the Chinese national gold strategy:
'Individual investment demand is an important component of China's gold reserve system, we should encourage individual investment demand for gold. Practice shows that gold possession by citizens is an effective supplement to national reserves and is very important to national financial security. Because gold possesses stable intrinsic value, it is both the cornerstone of countries' currency and credit as well as a global strategic reserve. Without exception, world economic powers established and implement gold strategies at the national level.'
So while the US and EU try to discourage its citizens to buy gold, China wants them to buy as much gold as possible. On national television commercials have been shown to tell Chinese how they can easily buy gold and silver 3. Surprisingly Zhaoxue also talked about the U.S. hypocrisy around gold:
'After the disintegration of the Bretton Woods system in the 1970s, the gold standard which was in use for a century collapsed. Under the influence of the U.S. Dollar hegemony the stabilizing effect of gold was widely questioned, the 'gold is useless' discussion began to spread around the globe. Many people thought that gold is no longer the monetary base, that storing gold will only increase the cost of reserves. Therefore, some central banks began to sell gold reserves and gold prices continued to slump. Currently, there are more and more people recognizing that the 'gold is useless' story contains too many lies. Gold now suffers from a 'smokescreen' designed by the US, which stores 74% of global official gold reserves, to put down other currencies and maintain the US Dollar hegemony.'
He then continues to explain why China should roll out a global gold strategy to increase their gold reserves to about 6000 tonnes (10% of all financial reserves):
'The state will need to elevate gold to an equal strategic resource as oil and energy, from the whole industry chain to develop industry planning and resource strategies (..) increasing proven reserves, merger and acquisitions, base construction and opening up offshore gold resources to accelerate increase of national gold reserves. Concurrently, actively implement a globalization strategy that will exploit overseas resources and increase channels to grow China's gold reserves. We should 'achieve the highest gold reserves in the shortest time'.
2. Η αγορα χρυσου της Κινας φετος θα φτασει τους 2000 τονους
Αλλα και οι Ρωσσοι γνωριζουν
At a meeting of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) in Moscow the deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank, Oleg V. Mozhaiskov delivered a speech4 in which he stated central banks and bullion banks were involved with the management of the price of gold. He concluded the gold market 'may be less than free'.
During his speech in Moscow, Mozhaiskov cited GATA's work and explained why gold market manipulation was important to the U.S. Likening the central bank to a giraffe, Mozhaiskov quoted a poem well-known in Russia: "The giraffe is tall, and he sees all." He acknowledged that the great increase in the use of derivatives and central bank leasing of gold have depressed the gold price in recent years. Mozhaiskov also talked about "the blatant lack of discipline" of the U.S. fiscal policy and he protested about "the social and economic injustice of a world order that allows the richest country in the world to live in debt, undermining the vital interests of other countries and peoples." Mozhaiskov said gold is mainly 'a financial asset, not just a precious metal', and because of international financial circumstances gold and other hard assets were 'more desirable for investment'.