Nothing that Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner or President Barack Obama can do at this point is going to prevent this country from going into another Great Depression.

"No amount of government stimulus will prevent it," according to Harry S. Dent Jr. He, of course, made his reputation for forecasting with the 1993 book, The Great Boom Ahead, which came at a time when Japan was supposed to be taking over the world and instead was entering a two-decade funk.

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