Thursday, May 10, 2012

Is Charlie Munger a Moron?

"Civilized people don't buy gold....I think gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939, but civilized people don't buy gold, they invest in productive businesses."

I just posted a comment to an article at the Motley Fool titled "A Civilized Rebuttal to Charlie Munger" by Christopher Barker. I strongly urge you to read this article and to follow Mr. Barker at the Fool. He has done a great service to the blog community over there and, in my opinion, is one of the best gold analysts out there today.

Here is my remark:

"Civilized people don't buy gold" - So basically China and India is full of uncivilized people. 

"I think gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939..."

Both of these comments are pretty offensive to a lot of people.

Gold is money.... Gold's value is in its rarity and in the effort it takes to get it out of the ground. It takes a lot of manpower, time and money to do this. It's not easy. And to do it profitably is even harder. Just watch that stupid Alaska show on the Discovery channel, although they are clearly gold mining amateurs, it's funny to watch. 

I have a simple question for people to ask: If you had the choice to hold your savings in the US Dollar or in gold coins, which would you choose? It's a simple question. 

I just think this is all common sense and would think people as "smart" as these two would understand the multiple reasons for owning gold. but JRS is probably right on the mark with the "Rothschilds agents" remark."

The fundamental reasons for owning gold are stronger than they have ever been. Gold is money, and will always be. You can't print REAL money. Gold will continue to rise in price (AND IN VALUE which is more important to understand) as long as the currencies continue to fall in value (which they will). It is crucial to understand this. Good luck to all.

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