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Chriss Street
Chriss Street is a highly regarded radio talk show host, author, college professor, entrepreneur, and former investment manager with deep expertise in investment banking, change management, corporate restructuring and public policy economics.

Mr. Street co-hosts the Agenda 21 radio show broadcast on the Salem Radio Network. His newest book, Asleep in a Foreign Field, will be published in the summer of 2013. He will serve as a lead speaker at the Bloomberg Hedge Funds Conference in New York on June 4, 2013. Mr. Street's website is:

Mr. Street led the turnaround of two NYSE listed corporations as President & CEO. His management expertise is strategically developing and leading executive teams to turnaround under-performing operations, meet large-scale deliverables, and ensure enterprise success across diverse industries. He has served on numerous boards and provides

Chriss Street is known for entrepreneurial approach combined with honesty, integrity, and high ethical standards.

Chriss Street has worked for thirty years as a money manager, investment banker and corporate restructuring specialist. He has served as the Chairman and CEO of two New York Stock Exchange listed companies, as a Trustee for the United States Justice Department and as a member of the Board of Directors for several corporations.

Street is a recognized expert in the area of municipal finance and is frequently cited in national publications and on business programs. He recently contributed to pieces in Barron's, Pension & Investments, and was featured in a Bloomberg Magazine piece exposing the risk associated with Collateralized Debt Obligations; Street has also authored articles for both Forbes and Institutional Investor. Mr. Street has been interviewed as a featured analyst for news programs on CBS, ABC, National Public Television and Bloomberg Television.

In early 2009, Mr. Street published a White Paper warning against the consequence of the Federal government guaranteeing the State of California's sovereign debt. Street's article garnered national attention and was cited in Barron's, Forbes Online, The Hill, Sacramento Bee and Orange County Register. In May, Treasurer Street was asked to testify before the House Financial Services Committee regarding this matter; Street was the only person to testify against bailing out California and municipal investors in Lehman Brothers.

Chriss' association with the Orange County Treasurer's office dates back to 1994 when he sounded the alarm on risky investments made by then County Treasurer Robert Citron. After initially filing to run against the incumbent Citron, Mr. Street withdrew his candidacy and endorsed John Moorlach in his bid for the office. Although Mr. Moorlach failed to unseat Citron, Street's fears about the speculative investments were proven correct. Orange County's investment pools suffered a catastrophic $2 billon loss and the County filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history.

Chriss W. Street was sworn in as the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector on December 5, 2006 where he oversees a $7 billion dollar investment pool. In December 2008, Orange County was the first county in the nation to receive a AAAm rating from Standard & Poor's; this is their highest rating for both safety and liquidity. During his tenure the investment pools have twice been ranked by TRACS Financial as one of the top ten performing government pools based on return. Chriss is also a Trustee for the $6.5 billion Orange County Employee Retirement System.

A native of California, Mr. Street earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Business. Chriss has been involved in numerous charitable, professional and civic organizations such as; The Homeland Security Advisory Board, Books for Freedom, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Orange County Employee's Retirement System. Chriss has been married for 30 years and is the proud father of three adult children.

Entries by Chriss Street

Who Is Going to Bail Out China?

(22) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 2:15 PM

China is suffering a brutal economic "hard landing" as the payback for their massive Keynesian stimulus spending to revive economy growth after the 2008 credit crisis. China's stimulus bought two years of economic boom, but the cost of this instant gratification was unleashing venomous runaway inflation that forced the central...

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Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 3:09 PM

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. Voters" has flipped from 75% feeling it is at least somewhat important for the government to launch a new stimulus program to create jobs (57%...

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Elites Are Abandoning Keynesianism for Self-Preservation

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 2:28 PM

Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the world's largest manager of bonds, has just released research analysis titled: "Saying No to Keynes and Fiscal Folly." The report is a dramatic departure for PIMCO, who had fully embraced the Keynesian "pump priming" economics of stimulus spending, bailouts, and corporate interventions....

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Funeral Fires for the Britist Social Welfare State

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 5:19 PM

The media still seems baffled that prim and proper England would be almost brought to its knees by what the London Daily Mail newspaper referred to as "nihilistic and feral teenagers" rioters. For four days anarchistic youths "from all walks of life raced around the streets mindlessly and desperately hurling...

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IMF Says US Budget Requires 35% Spending Cuts and 35% Tax Increases

(817) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 2:27 PM

President Obama told the American people we have to "Eat our Peas" as encouragement for the nation to make the painful decisions to address our out-of-control federal deficits. To understand how many peas we would have to eat; a recent IMF report: "Who Will Pay and How?" determined...

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Book Review: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon

(7) Comments | Posted June 23, 2011 | 11:50 AM

There has been nothing more cowardly in my lifetime than the American government's dysfunctional response to the economic imperialism of China. The Chinese have shown a unique political sophistication in co-opting the elites of big corporate America with crony business deals; and politically pacifying Congress with a willingness to fund...

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Is America on the Verge of Another Credit Crisis?

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 4:01 PM

Late yesterday afternoon the highly respected credit rating firm, Moody's Investor Services, officially warned that if there is no imminent progress in Congress on the debt ceiling fight, the United States of America's Aaa credit rating would be cut. Understanding that such a draconian event as a U.S....

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Dead Hand of Governent Impoverishes the Middle Class

(19) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 12:19 PM

Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate and former dean of the Stanford Business School, has just published a rigorous economic analysis called: The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge. The report illuminates how the unbridled growth of government consumption spending has destroyed America's productivity leadership, driven entrepreneurs to...

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Ben Bernanke's Failure as a Talk Show Host

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2011 | 11:17 AM

It was sad to watch Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke being forced to hold a political press conference for the first time in the Fed's 102-year history. Bernanke nervously defended the merit of the Fed subsidizing $3 trillion in Congressional deficit spending and $2 trillion in Wall Street bail-outs; but...

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Why Bankers Want a Muni Bond Taxpayer Bailout

(24) Comments | Posted April 3, 2011 | 11:30 AM

On May 5, 2009, I testified in front of Barney Frank's Financial Services Committee that if Congress provided a guarantee of municipal bonds, the United States of America would lose its' AAA credit rating. Over the next year-and-a-half, I was labeled the "typical Orange County ultra-conservative alarmist" when I spoke...

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Fed Policy Squanders the Peace Dividend

(7) Comments | Posted March 17, 2011 | 10:00 AM

The U.S. Federal Reserve's second round of Quantitative Easing stimulus, QE II, has caused vicious unintended consequences around the world. The 42% rise in the CRB index of food prices has already caused starvation for millions of people, burned down the Middle East, and is increasingly creating havoc in Asia....

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After the Quake, Japan's Debt Crisis to Come

(77) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 11:02 AM

The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday have caused tragic devastation to lives and property, but Japan may soon be overwhelmed by a debt crisis tsunami of epic proportions. With crony deficit spending by the Japanese government having destroyed its economy over the last two decades; Japan now...

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