12. In a showdown between central banks and governments, governments win. They won in the 1930s depression, and they will win in this super-crisis.
13. The days of Ben Bernanke demanding that President Obama “get the government’s financial house in order” before he ramps up QE more, are coming to a quick ending. The only question is, will it be a painful ending for Chairman Bernanke?
14. His counterpart in Japan, Governor Masaaki Shirakawa, learned the power of government, the hard way. He resigns on March 19. Shinzo Abe essentially slapped the Governor’s face publicly, and is now demanding “performance” from the Bank of Japan.
15. The bank is now claiming it’s not sure what new measures it could take, to expand the balance sheet. I assure you that Shinzo Abe is fully aware of the power he has, to order the Bank of Japan to begin significant purchases of gold with printed money.
16. Gold is going higher, much higher. It’s going higher because government treasury departments are moving away from quantitative easing involving bonds, and towards QE involving gold. The gold bears will be destroyed, and everything they made you afraid of will seem ridiculous, in hindsight. There will be no currency war, but there will be co-ordinated devaluation of all G20 currencies against gold, just like there was in the 1930s.