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Read My Interview With the Man Who Predicted the Recession, Housing Crash

Way back in 2006, investment manager and hardcore free-marketeer Peter Schiff was calling for a big recession and a housing crash. Now, he's set his sights on Capitol Hill: He's running for Senate, hoping to unseat banking committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).

I interviewed Schiff in the Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post, where he talked about his campaign, how he saw the bubble coming and what he's willing to spend to beat Dodd.

Click here to read the interview.

Also, Schiff's legions of Internet fans have created video mashups of his predictions and posted them on YouTube. Click here to see one of them. (And also to see what a lousy economic forecaster funnyman Ben Stein turns out to be.)

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  October 5, 2009; 10:39 AM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Ben Stein, Outlook, Peter Schiff, Washington Post, housing bubble, recession  
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About time someone 'gets it' that we should be talking to the people who called this mess and ask them their opinions on how to fix it.

Tell me again why the same people are still in charge of the financial sector who caused the collapse and missed the signs?

Usually in another industry, you would be fired.

Posted by: cavatellie | October 5, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

You need Multiple URLs, one page. Saves time and time is...

Posted by: Dermitt | October 5, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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