Image courtesy Eva Kröcher from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Below are the links to a series of eleven (11) 10-minute clips. Totally worth the watch to get a nice macroeconomic picture of today, the markets, banks, central banking, the fed, capitalism, inflation, deflation, the dollar, gold, foreign currencies, foreign stocks, and future speculation.
If this sort of thing isn't your bag, just watch the first 1 or 2 of them anyway. You may just find that you learn so much that it gets interesting. My eyes used to glaze over when I heard anything economy, investments, or financial-related. But take a few minutes and listen. Schiff does a wonderful job of making it digestible to all levels of understanding. He's also a great speaker.
Here's a teaser for you. The first 10 minute clip will hopefully be interesting enough to get you to watch the rest. I know... 110 minutes. I know. Agony for all of us with ADD. Just set up your laptop and click "play" on the 1st one and start cooking dinner or cleaning or something. When it stops, go over and click something else... it will go faster than you think. And you will laugh and learn if you're listening. Invest this hour+ in your understanding in how our country is working and not working. It's worth it.
Part I, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11.
They're all at: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreedomTrail1