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James Rickards on Complexity, Economic History, and the Coming Financial Crisis

Demetri Kofinas, Hidden Forces, Released on 3/6/17

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Jim and Demetri explore financial history stretching back to some of the earliest economic philosophers, recount the deregulation of the financial system from the time of Bretton Woods, through the financial panics in Asia in the late 1990s and the Financial Crisis of 2008. They address one of economics professions’ greatest weaknesses, namely, the desperate need for better modeling. What can complexity theory, bayesian analysis, and behavioral psychology tell us about our world? How can these theories help improve or replace our broken models? They end with projections about the future and why James believes the next crisis is bigger, runs deeper, and is much closer than most of us might imagine.

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Jim Rickards is a lawyer, investment banker and economist with over thirty years’ experience in capital markets. He is currently Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners LLC. He advises the Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community, and major hedge funds on global finance, and served as a facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. A frequent guest on financial news programs, Rickards is also the author of The New York Times bestselling novels Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and The Death of Money, as well as The New Case for Gold (2016) and The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis (2016).

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