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An escalating trade war could spiral out of control and bring the world to the brink of an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression of the 1930s, said John Doody, founder of Gold Stock Analyst.

“We’re going to get a replay, to some extent, of the 1930s episode where the U.S. put the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, imposed taxes on 20,000 imports, and basically made what was going to be a recession into a depression,” Doody told Kitco News.

Doody noted that while this worst case scenario is a potential, it is unlikely we will see this play out anytime soon as a more active Federal Reserve today would cut rates to even the economic scales.

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