Chris Waltzek & Bob Chapman, The International
Forecaster discussion and answer listener's questions.
Martial Artist of Trend Forecasting The purpose
of trend forecasting is to provide insights and directions
in anticipation of what the future may bring
and to be prepared for the unexpected.
Celente, a Close Combat practitioner and black belt
trainer, well understands the importance of proacting
rather than reacting: "The first rule of Close
Combat is to attack the attacker. Action is faster
than reaction. The same holds true for the future.
You know the future is coming attack it before
it attacks you."
of The Trends Research Institute in 1980, Gerald Celente
is a pioneer trend strategist. He is author of the
national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking
(Warner Books) "Far better than Megatrends,"
and publisher of the internationally circulated Trends
Atheist Gerald Celente is a political atheist.
Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or
conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is "think
for yourself," observes and analyzes the current
events forming future trends for what they are
not for the way he wants them to be.
a doctor giving a diagnosis after gathering the facts,
whether or not you like the prognosis doesnt
alter the outcome, make him an optimist or pessimist
its simply what is. And while Celente
holds a US passport, he considers himself a citizen
of the world.
Trend Forecaster Using his unique perspectives
on current events forming future trends, Gerald Celente
developed the Globalnomic® methodology which is
used to identify, track, forecast and manage trends.
world's only trends analyst covering 300 diversified
trends fields, Gerald Celente and the Trends Research
Institute provide trend research studies and consulting
services to businesses and governments worldwide.
Celente also designed the nations first professional
course in trend forecasting.
proof is in his past Gerald Celente has earned
his reputation as "The most trusted name in trends"
by accurately forecasting hundreds of social, business,
consumer, environmental, economic, political, entertainment,
and technology trends. Among them: Celente coined
the term "clean foods" in 1993 and predicted
sustained growth in organic products in 1988.
gold was at $275 per ounce in 2002, Celente said the
price had bottomed and in 2004 forecast the beginning
of the "Gold Bull Run." Since that time,
with pinpoint accuracy, he said when, why - and how
high - gold would go. *youtube.com recording.
Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation
as the premier advocate for liberty in politics
today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington
for limited constitutional government, low taxes,
free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies
based on commodity-backed currency. He is known
among both his colleagues in Congress and his
constituents for his consistent voting record
in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never
votes for legislation unless the proposed measure
is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In
the words of former Treasury Secretary William
Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to
the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.
Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke
University School of Medicine, before proudly serving
as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during
the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas
in 1968, where he began his medical practice in
Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology,
Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies! He
and Carol, who reside in Surfside Beach, Texas,
are the proud parents of five children and have
serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early
1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were
not popular in Washington. He served on the House
Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate
for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic
of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures.
He also was a key member of the Gold Commission,
advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency.
He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family
values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or
abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation,
and used his House seat to actively promote the
return of government to its proper constitutional
levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his
House seat and returned to his medical practice.
Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the
14th Congressional district of Texas. He serves
on the House of Representatives Financial Services
Committee, and the International Relations committee.
On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves
as the vice-chairman of the Oversight and Investigations
subcommittee. He continues to advocate a dramatic
reduction in the size of the federal government
and a return to constitutional principles.
Paul is the author of several books, including Challenge
to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If
You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor
to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely
quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of
monetary policy, banking, and political economy.
He has received many awards and honors during his
career in Congress, from organizations such as the
National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government
Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, Young
Americans for Freedom, and countless others.
Paul's consistent voting record prompted one Congressman
to comment that "Ron Paul personifies the Founding
Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes
it clear that his principles will never be compromised,
and they never are." Another Congresswoman
added that "There are few people in public
life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine,
stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those