Doug Casey’s Take: America’s Trouble Has Only Just Begun

Doug Casey’s Take, Released on 6/28/24

In this engaging episode, Doug Casey and Matt cover a wide range of topics, starting with a critical analysis of the recent Presidential debate, drawing embarrassing comparisons to historical debates like Kennedy-Nixon’s. They delve into historical events, including World War I’s inception and Treaty of Versailles with intriguing coincidences. Discussing figures like Elon Musk and the transformation of economies by figures like FDR and LBJ, they touch on the influence of the state and potential future developments such as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Doug also shares insights on the value of investing in 19th-century European gold coins and the merits of chemical engineering as a career. This episode is a mix of humor, historical analysis, predictions, and personal views on current global politics and economy.

00:00 Debate Disappointment: A Far Cry from Nixon-Kennedy
01:13 Historical Reflections: From WWI to Gilda Radner
03:36 Elon Musk: The Libertarian Billionaire
09:27 The Decline of Political Discourse
28:17 Kenyan Tax Revolt and Global Implications
33:08 Reflections on Home and Identity
39:03 Historical Value of Gold Coins
40:49 Investment Strategies: Bitcoin vs. Mining Stocks
42:57 Reevaluating Historical Figures
47:41 Government Mandates and Personal Freedom
49:55 Freemasons and Conspiracy Theories
57:42 The Rise of CBDCs
01:02:30 Career Advice: Chemical Engineering

Doug Casey is an American-born libertarian economist and advocate of the free market. He is a bestselling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research, a provider of subscription financial analysis about specific market verticals including natural resources/metals/mining, energy, commodities, and technology. Since 1979 he has written or co-written the monthly metals-and-mining-focused investment newsletter The International Speculator. He has authored four books, including Crisis Investing, the top-selling investing book of all time, Totally Incorrect, and Right on the Money. His latest novel is Assassin. He also published a video podcast called Doug Casey’s Take.

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