I always tell people, that should be the first question you ask a financial adviser: "what causes recession," "what causes inflation?"... I have attended a number of luncheons where you have, not even chief investment officers, but I'm talking chief economists, from major banks, especially in the Chicago-land area. And if you ask what causes these, they really don't know and what's even scarier, they haven't really given it any thought. And perhaps what's even scarier than that, they don't believe they need to.
~ Christopher Casey, WindRock Wealth Management, Mises Weekend interview with Jeff Deist, November 21, 2014