Lyn Alden: The New Era Of Fiscal Dominance = A Lot Of Painful Changes

Adam Taggart | Thoughtful Money, Released on 4/28/24

In order to succeed, it’s critical to understand the rules you’re playing by. And the rules for investing may have recently changed. There’s a good argument to be made that we are now in an era of fiscal dominance. Today’s guest, one of the smarter you’ll get the chance to hear from, is certainly making that case. So what exactly is fiscal dominance? Why is it important for investors to understand? And which assets do well, and which do poorly, in such an era? To find out, we have the good fortune of speaking today with Lyn Alden, investment strategist & author of the recent book “Broken Money: Why Our Financial System is Failing Us and How We Can Make it Better” And if time allows, we’ll also ask for her outlook on the dollar, gold and Bitcoin.

Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy. Lyn has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management, with a focus on engineering economics and financial modeling. She worked as an electrical engineer at an aviation facility, and over the course of a decade worked her way up from being an intern to being the lead engineer and running the day-to-day operations and finances of the facility, before retiring early at age 33 with financial independence. Since then, Lyn has been a full-time investor and independent analyst. Her latest book is Broken Money: Why Our Financial System is Failing Us and How We Can Make it Better.

Adam Taggart is the Founder of  Thoughtful Money. He is also Co-Founder and former President of Peak Prosperity. Adam is an experienced Silicon Valley internet executive and Stanford MBA. Prior to partnering with Chris Martenson (Adam was General Manager of our earlier site,, he was a Vice President at Yahoo!, a company he served for nine years. Before that, he did the ‘startup thing’ (, sold to CNET in 2001). As a fresh-faced graduate from Brown University in the early 1990s, Adam got a first-hand look at all that was broken with Wall Street as an investment banking analyst for Merrill Lynch. Most importantly, he’s a devoted husband and dad.

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