The American Debt Crisis

How Big? How Bad? How to Protect Yourself

“The biggest threat we have to
our national security is debt.”

It’s becoming more clear by the day.

America is in a debt crisis.

But few understand how big and bad it really is.  And of course – the mainstream dogma is that we’ll pull through it soon.

Well, the good news for you is that if you take the specific steps we recommend now, you and your finances can come through mostly unscathed. Plus, the crisis will bring profit opportunities to those who know where to look.

And that’s what this just-released recording of Casey Research’s The American Debt Crisis event is all about: understanding the crisis – plus how to survive and thrive through it.

This will be critical to your financial survival, because there’s bad news, too. The bad news is that things are going to get much worse for the economy as a whole, and perhaps for life in America as we know it. The debt crisis will get far nastier than we can imagine... and go on far longer than we can imagine... before there’s any hope of a real recovery.

I’ll explain.

The U.S. government is smothering us in IOUs.

Washington is putting you, me, and every other U.S. citizen $4.1 billion deeper into debt every day. That’s one and a half trillion in new debt every year, on top of our $14.5 trillion existing national debt. Which – by the way – is the biggest debt in the history of the world.

Let’s put that into perspective. That $14.5 trillion is about as big as our entire economy. To pay it off, Washington would have to confiscate nearly every dollar of income made in the U.S. this year. And that’s not just personal income: It’s corporate income too.

And it’s getting worse. With more than 10% added to the debt every year, just paying interest on the debt will soon become impossible. That’s when things are going to get nasty...

  • Your income taxes will go up, and tax credits your family relies on will disappear
  • Medicare, Social Security, and other entitlements will be cut... even axed completely
  • And financial markets will fall into chaos with government intervention the new norm

There will be no more sacred cows. But even these drastic measures won’t save us... After Washington takes us taxpayers for every dime we have and even some we don’t, they’ll have no choice but to default on payments.

And that’s when we go from having the biggest debt in the history of the world... to filing the biggest bankruptcy in the history of the world.

This is why former three-term governor of New York George Pataki recently stated in no uncertain terms:

“This debt threatens not only our economy, but the very nature of America. It is a crime against our children.”

“This debt will guarantee future generations a lower standard of living than their parents and grandparents. The future of our nation is at stake.”

And Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen declared:

“The biggest threat we have to our national security is debt.”

Not Iran... not North Korea... not terrorists. Debt will be our country’s downfall.

Just the thought is sickening. This shouldn’t be happening in America. Yet it is – and it’s happening faster than many expect.

Thanks in large part to Washington’s mismanagement of the oversized national debt, our economy is cracking up. We’ve returned to crisis conditions:

  • On June 14, CNBC reported, “It’s official: The housing crisis that began in 2006 and has recently entered a double dip is now worse than the Great Depression. Prices have fallen some 33 percent since the market began its collapse, greater than the 31 percent fall that began in the late 1920s and culminated in the early 1930s...”
  • And investing billionaire George Soros recently concluded, “The economies of the world are falling off a cliff. This is a situation that is comparable to the 1930s. And once you recognize it, you have to recognize the size of the problem is much bigger.”

So hold on to your shorts, because when the fallout hits, the devastation that roared through the economy in 2008 will look tiny by comparison.

Historians are going to look back on 2011 as the year debt broke America.

But there is hope for us as individuals.

Yes, the U.S. economy is speeding down a one-way track to financial disaster. The impact will be felt worldwide. But you, me, and anyone else who wants to protect ourselves from financial decimation does have a way out.

We can take specific steps to protect ourselves, our savings, and our investments right now.

And it starts by registering – for free – to get access to the event video.

The event is called The American Debt Crisis, and it was hosted by the economic and investing experts at Casey Research. These experts’ insights have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Businessweek, the Washington Times, Newsweek, and dozens of other publications in the U.S. and abroad.

At the event, this team of experts gave specific steps you can take immediately to protect yourself, your savings, and your investments through the crisis. As you watch the video...

  • You’ll get simple steps you can take with your savings to move them out of harm’s way as the crisis escalates. And don’t worry – these steps aren’t just for the super-rich – most apply even if you have as little as $5,000 to protect.
  • You’ll also get easy investments to protect your portfolio from the crisis. Inflation, deflation, stagnation – they could all play out as the crisis gets worse. These meticulously-selected investments will protect your purchasing power – even outperform – in The American Debt Crisis. This is your opportunity to stay ahead of the crisis, and even profit while seemingly nobody else can.
  • And you’ll also get unique and maybe surprising ways to keep yourself, your family, and your money outside the reach of an increasingly desperate government as it takes drastic measures to protect itself (while sacrificing the liberty and well-being of its citizens).

Registering to watch is easy, and takes just seconds – all you have to do is submit your email address using the registration form on this page. You’ll be taken immediately to the video of the event, and receive a confirmation email with a link to the recording as well.

The information shared in the event is time sensitive, so please register to access the video now.

It’s no secret: The American Debt Crisis is here and it’s bad. But what most people don’t realize is that it’s about to get a whole lot worse. It’s critical to protect yourself now.

And it starts by registering to watch this free video recording.

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Doug Casey

Doug Casey
Chairman, Casey Research

Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher, and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968.

Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as #1...Read More
Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher, and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968.

Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold, surpassing big-caliber names like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

Then Doug broke a record with his next book, Strategic Investing, by receiving the largest advance ever paid for a financial book at the time. Interestingly enough, Doug’s book The International Man was the most-sold book in the history of Rhodesia.

He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News, and CNN, and has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post.

Doug, who divides his time between homes in Aspen, Colorado; Auckland, New Zealand; and Salta, Argentina, has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175.

Doug has written newsletters and alert services for sophisticated investors for over 30 years, and is widely respected as one of the preeminent authorities on “rational speculation,” especially in the high-potential natural resource sector.

In addition to having served as a trustee on the board of governors of Washington College and Northwoods University, Doug has been a director and advisor to nine different financial corporations.

David Galland

David Galland
Managing Director,
Casey Research

Over the course of his varied career, which includes a stint at the fabled Climax mine following college, David Galland has worked as a conference director for the world’s largest investment conference (National Committee for Monetary Reform, 1979 to 1987), as a financial newsletter publisher or editor (Gold Newsletter, the Aden Analysis...Read More
Over the course of his varied career, which includes a stint at the fabled Climax mine following college, David Galland has worked as a conference director for the world’s largest investment conference (National Committee for Monetary Reform, 1979 to 1987), as a financial newsletter publisher or editor (Gold Newsletter, the Aden Analysis, Wealth Magazine, Outstanding Investments, among others), as a founding partner and director of a successful mutual fund group (Blanchard Group of Mutual Funds), and as a founding partner and executive vice-president for EverBank, one of the biggest recent successes in online financial services.

David is currently a partner with Doug Casey and Olivier Garret in Casey Research LLC, an international firm providing research and investment recommendations to individuals in over 150 countries. Casey Research currently publishes several publications on a variety of investment sectors, including metals and mining, energy, technology, and commodities. In addition to his management responsibilities, David serves as the managing editor for The Casey Report, a monthly publication dedicated to identifying big-trend moves and how to profit from them, and contributes to a daily communiqué, Casey Daily Dispatch.



Olivier Garret

Olivier Garret
Chief Executive Officer,
Casey Research

Prior to joining Casey Research in January 2007, Olivier Garret was a principal in Kemp Management, a management consulting firm focused on merger and acquisition due diligence, restructuring, and turnaround activities for a variety of private equity firms and financial institutions. In this capacity, he led and participated in dozens of merger and acquisition ...Read More
Prior to joining Casey Research in January 2007, Olivier Garret was a principal in Kemp Management, a management consulting firm focused on merger and acquisition due diligence, restructuring, and turnaround activities for a variety of private equity firms and financial institutions. In this capacity, he led and participated in dozens of merger and acquisition and restructuring deals in a variety of industries.

In the 1990s, Olivier was CEO and general manager of a number of industrial businesses ranging from entrepreneurial startups to divisions of a Fortune 500 company.

He earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and a master’s in business from the Université de Paris IX-Dauphine.



Bud Conrad

Bud Conrad
Chief Economist, Casey Research

Author of the new book Profiting from the World’s Economic Crisis, Bud Conrad holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. He has held positions with IBM, CDC, Amdahl, and Tandem. Currently, he serves as a local board member of the National Association of Business Economics...Read More
Author of the new book Profiting from the World’s Economic Crisis, Bud Conrad holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. He has held positions with IBM, CDC, Amdahl, and Tandem. Currently, he serves as a local board member of the National Association of Business Economics and teaches graduate courses in investing at Golden Gate University.

Bud, a futures investor for 25 years and a full-time investor for a decade, is also a regular lecturer for American Association of Individual Investors and a frequent contributor on Fox Business News. In addition, he produces original analysis for Casey Research, including unique charts and research on the economy and investment markets.

Terry Coxon

Terry Coxon
Senior Economist,
Casey Research

Terry Coxon is the author of Keep What You Earn and Using Warrants and the co-author (with Harry Browne) of Inflation-Proofing Your Investments. He edited Harry Browne’s Special Reports for its 23 years of publication and all of Harry Browne’s investment books since 1974.Read More
Terry Coxon is the author of Keep What You Earn and Using Warrants and the co-author (with Harry Browne) of Inflation-Proofing Your Investments. He edited Harry Browne’ Special Reports for its 23 years of publication and all of Harry Browne’ investment books since 1974.

Terry was the founder and for 22 years the president of the Permanent Portfolio Fund, a mutual fund that invests in precious metals as well as stocks and bonds. He is currently the president of Passport Financial Inc., a specialty financial publishing company.

Featured Guest Speakers

Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney
CEO and Founder, GoldSilver.com

Michael Maloney is widely regarded as one of the leading experts in economic cycles. He is the CEO and founder of GoldSilver.com, an online precious metals dealership, as well as WealthCycles.com, which specializes in teaching economic cycles investment...Read More
Michael Maloney is widely regarded as one of the leading experts in economic cycles. He is the CEO and founder of GoldSilver.com, an online precious metals dealership, as well as WealthCycles.com, which specializes in teaching economic cycles investment. Michael also authored Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver, a bestselling book on precious metals investing. In 2002, Michael identified the new bull market in precious metals, and he believes that they offer the maximum safety and the greatest potential gains of any investment during this portion of the economic cycle.

Michael has spoken to many influential government, banking and economic leaders, and has demonstrated to audiences throughout the world that investing correctly for each phase of the economic cycle is a road to true wealth.
John Mauldin

John Mauldin
Best-Selling Author, Editor of Outside the Box

John Mauldin is a renowned financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over 1 million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets, and economic history.Read More
John Mauldin is a renowned financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over 1 million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets, and economic history.

Mauldin's weekly e-newsletter, Thoughts from the Frontline, is the most widely distributed investment newsletter in the world. Mauldin also offers The Mauldin Circle, a free service that connects accredited investors to an exclusive network of money managers and alternative investment opportunities.

Mauldin is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Daily Reckoning, as well as a regular guest on CNBC, Yahoo Tech Ticker, and Bloomberg TV. His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list four times. They include Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market, Just One Thing: Twelve of the World's Best Investors Reveal the One Strategy You Can't Overlook, and Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How it Changes Everything. He also edits the free weekly e-letter Outside the Box.
Lew Rockwell

Lew Rockwell
Founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Editor of LewRockwell.com

Lew Rockwell is an American libertarian political commentator, author, activist, and chairman of The Ludwig von Mises Institute.Read More
Lew Rockwell is an American libertarian political commentator, author, activist, and chairman of The Ludwig von Mises Institute.

In 1982, Rockwell founded the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama and was its president until the summer of 2009, when he transitioned to the position of Chairman of the Board. He is Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California and publisher of the popular political weblog LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Speaking of Liberty and The Left, The Right, and The State.

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