An ad from a 1973 issue of Barron's provides clear proof that feverish concerns about imminent economic collapse and a concomitant enthusiasm for precious metals has long been a theme amongst modern investors.
With the race to devalue currencies around the world -- led by Ben Bernanke's magical printer -- and unsustainable sovereign debt, it's pretty clear that a collapse will come.
The only question is whether it's two years away -- or 10. History and arithmetic both tell us it won't be longer than that.
Hat tip: BadBlue Money News.