Dear Mr Schiff,
My name is Graham S. -- I hold a degree in economics 2010 grad. I am 24 years old.
I have been a listener of your thoughts for years. I listened to what you said, followed up with my own research and when it came to attending class to be confronted by a 'lecturer' -- I was laughed at when I brought up the inevitable crash coming this was in 2007.
I wrote my dissertation on "hyperinflation and the end of the US dollar" -- my professor refused to accept it at first, but by then I knew the worthlessness of the degree I told him I couldn't care less whether he agreed or not, or even if I graduated. Why? Because by 2010 I knew that I was smarter and further ahead of the game than they were, all thanks to you.
When I attempted to get a job on a trading desk in the city of London I was repeatedly turned down. The reason being, because I wasn't backward in coming forward with my thoughts and facts on the impending crash at a time when people were anticipating a recovery.
Throughout every interview, I never once allowed myself to compromise my our thoughts on the economy, which means I can hold my head high and my integrity remains intact.
It's 2013 now and I am paying back a worthless degree, my girlfriend studying her doctorate and I cannot get a mortgage as banks want a silly high deposit.
However, I decided that I would put my money where my mouth is and back the knowledge that I have gained from your youtube videos/ radio show and books.
I am now trading my own portfolio predominantly futures and forex and making strides toward financial freedom.
I owe everything to you. No amount of student loans will ever outweigh the debt I will forever be in to you.
Maybe one day I will buy you a few drinks don't worry I have enough gold to pay the tab off.