Speaking at the Casey Research Gold and Resource Summit, Doug Casey spoke about the degraded state of the United States today. “So many of the people who run this country are either knaves or fools, in other words, are you dealing with someone who is evil or stupid? Are you dealing with a Dick Cheney or a George Bush?” We’ve got the highlights of his speech in the video below. Listen as the chairman of Casey Research discusses how America’s lack of a philosophical anchor, atmosphere of fear, and a reflexive belief in the government are contributing to the decline of America.

The Casey Research Summit, The Next Few Years, will take place in Boca Raton, FL from April 29 – May 1st