Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, you had predicted the economic collapse of the Soviet Union. The CIA missed it (made the opposite prediction) and asked you to come and speak with them, is that right?”
Roberts: “Yes, that’s true. When the Soviet Union collapsed I was invited to come to the CIA and explain to them why they had gotten it so wrong. The difference with the CIA dated back to the Reagan years. After Reagan got the economy on its feet again with his supply-side policy, he then focused on ending the Cold War. He wanted to end it, not win it….
“His approach was to first cure our economy so it would show the Russians that we were out of this stagflation mess. They (Russia) still had their problems but we were back on our feet.
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