Doug Casey’s Take: What are the odds that a nukes get used in again in the next 5 years?

Doug Casey’s Take, Released on 2/25/24

Nina Simone’s Birthday (00:00:20)
Discussion about the omission of Nina Simone from a list of influential black individuals and personal anecdotes about her music.

Doug’s Time in Rhodesia (00:03:50)
Anecdotes about Doug Casey’s time in Rhodesia, including experiences during the war, visiting historical sites, and encountering unusual situations.

Rhodesia’s Transition to Zimbabwe (00:11:59)
Discussion about the transition of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the impact on the white population, and the changing dynamics of the region.

Potential Use of Nuclear Weapons (00:20:53)
Speculation on the possibility of nuclear weapons being used in the future, considering changes in technology and the mindset of government officials.

Concerns About US Passport (00:23:38)
Debate about the value and implications of holding a US passport, particularly in light of current immigration surges.

Transporting Gold Coins (00:24:29)
Advice on using gold coins for travel, including strategies for carrying them discreetly and potential issues with customs.

Moving to Uruguay Without Fluency in Spanish (00:27:14)
Discussion about the challenges and potential solutions for a 66-year-old American planning to move to Uruguay without fluency in Spanish.

The accent of the brits (00:29:02)
Discussion on the difficulty of understanding accents while traveling and encountering people from different regions.

New Hampshire’s tax situation (00:29:55)
Conversation about the real estate taxes and lack of sales tax and income tax in New Hampshire.

NATO training exercise (00:30:52)
Discussion on the NATO training exercise and the escalation of tensions with Russia.

Investing in defense companies (00:32:16)
Debate on the ethical considerations of investing in defense companies and the potential financial gains.

Shutdown of First Quantum’s copper mine (00:34:58)
Analysis of the shutdown of a copper mine in Panama and the political risks associated with mining investments.

Wealth inequality and individual freedoms (00:36:37)
Opinions on addressing wealth inequality while preserving individual freedoms and the tension between personal freedom and collective action.

Climate change rebuttal (00:41:14)
Brief discussion of CO2 and climate change alarmists.

Military rifle platform change (00:46:20)
Opinions on the military’s change in infantry rifle platform and its potential investment implications.

China’s market regulations (00:49:39)
Thoughts on China’s ban on short selling and market regulations, and the potential distortions created by such measures.

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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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