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The Shock Doctrine: When Order Trumps Personal Freedom

By James Rickards One of the most influential books among global power elites in the past 10 years is Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein, published in 2007. The shock doctrine is an essential concept for understanding how power elites such as central bankers, finance ministers and the ultra-rich work behind the scenes to advance their agendas. It’s also how[...]

Open Windows of Opportunity With Jim Rickards

Formulating a Strategy when Inflation and Deflation Stare You in the Face by James Rickards Today’s investment climate is the most challenging one you have ever faced. At least since the late 1970s, perhaps since the 1930s. This is because inflation and deflation and deflation are both possibilities in the near term. Most investors can prepare for one of the other, but preparing for both[...]

The Difference Between Currency Wars and Financial Wars

by James Rickards Note: It’s easy to confuse “currency wars” with “financial wars”… But in the following conversation with Sprott Global Research’s Henry Bonner, Jim Rickards explains why there is one major difference people often overlook… and it’s the one reason we’re more likely to see a currency war than a financial one. Read on… Henry Bonner: Hi Jim. You have recently [...]

Your Personal Gold Standard – James Rickards

There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard. But that’s not the point. The point is whether they will have to. I’ve had conversations with several of the Federal Reserve Bank presidents. When you ask them point-blank, “Is there a theoretical limit to the Fed’s balance sheet?” they say no. They say there are policy reasons to make it higher or[...]

Why the Fed Will Continue to Print Money in 2015

by James Rickards - Posted Oct 20, 2014 Editor’s. Note: On Oct. 6, 2014, Jim Rickards was interviewed by Bloomberg TV for his thoughts on gold, currency manipulation and the overall strength of the global economy. You can read the transcript below…   Bloomberg TV: I wonder, Jim, how you… First your reaction to that statement that the economy is stable… at least relatively. Are [...]

Fed Tapering Signals Trouble for Economy, Stock Market: Author James Rickards

The Federal Reserve is in the midst of winding down its third round of quantitative easing (QE3), and economist and financial author James Rickards says that doesn't bode well for the economy and financial markets. After the Fed's prior two quantitative easing operations, both the economy and the stock market suffered, he notes. Rickards is the author of "The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse[...]

Preserve Your Wealth in the Face of Financial War – Battles Happening Right Now

By James Rickards During the Cold War, the United States had enough nuclear missiles to destroy Russia and its economy and Russia had enough missiles to do the same to the United States. Neither adversary used those missiles and the leaders were quite careful to avoid escalations that might lead in that direction. Proxy wars were fought in places like Vietnam, the Congo and Afghanistan, but[...]

One World, One Bank, One Currency – The Path with One Result

by Addison Wiggin “The government is very good at making things overly complicated for the purpose of obscuring what’s really going on from the public,” observed hedge fund manager Erik Townsend during our interview in May. He was making a point about the 2008 bailouts. The Federal Reserve played a leading role, applying trillions in paper-clip and rubber-band solutions. The Fed’s[...]

Another Crisis of Confidence in the Dollar is Coming – Monetary System Will Never Be the Same

By James Rickards On August 15, 1971, a quiet Sunday evening, President Richard Nixon took to the airwaves, preempting the most popular television show in America, to announce his New Economic Policy. The government was imposing national price controls and a steep surtax on foreign imports and banning the conversion of dollars into gold. The country was in the midst of a crisis, the result of an [...]

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