Bernanke an economic voice of reason

Reading this opening line from a Seeking Alpha article “Ben Bernanke continues to be one of the only economic voices of reason in the United States” my first thought was the article was humorous. Not so, he is actually serious! It continues:

Gold is economically irrelevant for the following reasons:

1. The pricing mechanism of gold is too easily manipulated by extremists. Gold is the investment vehicle of fear.
2. Gold is no longer a currency. Gold has no fundamentals.
3. Gold prices are transitory. This is a fad.
4. Bond prices, gold stocks, and core inflation suggest there is no imminent threat to the economy.

This is the mainstream view, unfortunately. We are a long way off a bubble.

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