GMO’s Jeremy Grantham has spent decades thinking about some of the big issues that influence our existence and the global economy. He thinks that the assumptions which have powered the industrial revolution for two centuries are looking pretty threadbare. Grantham explains why he believes the world will see half the growth rate presently being assumed by Central Bankers. He explains the importance of energy innovation and the relief of declining population as birth rates continue to move down over time. He also makes the longer term case for investment in natural resources and farm land (but he says “after Bernanke has finished artificially suppressing interest rates, and prices have moved lower”). Here is a direct link to the audio interview.
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