This is an informative interview that presents a potential long term scenario that I agree with. Kress has some interesting thoughts on gold and the U.S.
"I believe that natural forces overpower those created by man and that everything goes in cycles. The market isn’t exempt [from this principle]. Cycles are a natural phenomenon and represent the natural law of physics which states that what goes up must come down. In effect, this is a cycle in rudimentary form. The cycles’ derivation are quantified by a basic mathematical sequence which identifies the natural order of universal events. The coming 10-12 year period will witness a long, agonizing bear market that will undoubtedly wipe out the wealth of vast multitudes." Samuel Kress