The Death Of Money Book Summary, By James Rickards

The Death Of Money

I am inspired to continue learning, hedging, shorting, buying assets, focusing on true money not currency, and having a bit more understanding about what is being broadcast by our internet and other media. I would argue against all of the reviewers who think this guy is a genius who has helped them understand the direction of global economics and say instead that he’s a smart guy that is only telling you part of the story. Another great book to read in conjunction with this is Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis, and A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold by Peter L Bernstein. James has the ability to take a lot of what I have pieced together over the last few years, organize it, put facts behind it and turn it into a picture that all can see. If you have wondered why this market turnaround has not really turned you around, then pick this up. The greatest gold discovery in history draws a young Charles Knight to West Africa, where he unearths deception, violence, and romance.

The U.S. economy is suffering from a balance sheet recession of too much bad debt, which hasn’t been written down, but rather papered over. Real incomes haven’t risen and consumers and businesses don’t want to spend and invest because of policy uncertainty in the system. Misguided fiscal and monetary policies of the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Rickards manages to carefully explain the motives behind and the flaws about each policy and he comes down hard on corrupt politicians and arrogant doctoral standard central bankers. Bring money to your local Digger for free distribution to all. The Diggers will then liberate it’s energy according to the style of whoever receives it. As part of the city’s campaign to stem the causes of violence the San Francisco Diggers announce a 30 day period beginning now during which all responsible citizens are asked to turn in their money.

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Technological advances are happening at a rate faster than our ability to understand them, and in a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. These advances bring efficiency and abundance – and they are profoundly deflationary. Our economic systems were built for a pre-technology era when labor and capital were inextricably linked – an era that counted on growth and inflation and an era where we made money from inefficiency. This is an updated version of the book that accurately predicted the global stock market crash of 2008, the bursting of the real estate bubble, and Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented overreaction via quantitative easing programs. They say John Maynard Keynes called gold a “barbarous relic.” They say there isn’t enough gold to support finance and commerce. They say the gold supply can’t increase fast enough to support world growth. In this bold manifesto, best-selling author and eco­nomic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold — as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency.

The Death of Money

getAbstract, which is always neutral politically and which never gives investment advice, suggests Rickards’s treatise to investors who share his concerns over inflation, deflation and the staying power of the US dollar. The Death of Money is a 1993 book by Joel Kurtzman, a former editor of Harvard Business Review. Kurtzman uses the “death of money” to refer to a change in the economic nature of money in the United States following Richard Nixon’s removal of US dollar from the gold standard , informally referred to as the Nixon shock. This is a very good read about a potential if not inevitable change in the US dollar. I have read When Money Dies by Adam Ferguson which was about hyperinflation of Wiemar Germany after WW1, also The Road to Serfdom by F.A Hayek, which tells a similar tale of deficits and bad Central Planning. Rickards book refers to deficit spending, and the likely loss of the US dollar as a reserve currency. If that happens then the US will have a major problem with the cost of imports.

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It also would’ve diverted assets from banking to technology and manufacturing sectors. The Federal Reserve created a new policy called forward guidance, which seems to offer certainty and predictability.

Defensive financial warfare, on the other hand, are used to protect capital markets or to retaliate against states who have attacked. In the months preceding the attacks, they made huge bets on the share prices of airlines plummeting after the attack. When the share prices did in fact plummet, the terrorists profited greatly. This is an example of financial warfare, a strategy increasingly used by criminals to profit and by states to attack their enemies. Choose your country’s store to see books available for purchase. A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. This audio book has a broad range of ideas for generating passive income, enough that there should be at least something that works for everyone.

And with the death of cash, privacy faces a deeply uncertain future. Author James Rickards Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc Pages 368 Format Paperback Dimensions 15.4cm x 3cm x 23.2cm Weight 0.42 kg Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title. Workers receive raises in nominal terms, while wages adjust downward in real terms. This is a form of money illusion or deception of workers by central banks, but it works in theory to lower real unit labor costs.

Big Idea #8: Reintroducing The Gold Standard Would Stabilize The Global Monetary System

However, the Fed has more freedom of action in reality than it lets on. Ben Bernanke had overconfidence in his ability as a central planner and failed to understand that interventions such as quantitative easing distort market signals. Inflation used to take time before becoming an issue, but behavioral feedback loops can now develop quickly. This means that inflation is once again a big problem for our economy. Because of the low interest rates, it’s crucial that we regulate banks to prevent another financial crisis.

While the US abandoned their leadership and investment in other countries, turning inward with a disgusting, selfish, absurd “me first” national populist view of the world, the Chinese were investing in the future. While Americans fight a pointless and destructive culture war, the Chinese are out investing in 70+ different countries across the world, the ones with unstable governments and piss poor infrastructure. They’re buying the future with a few roads and bridges, while the US builds walls. A few days later, your wire appears across the border, as long as the teller didn’t screw it up and the wire didn’t bounce back.

  • The other central banks of the world are racing to build their own digital currencies to counter the threat but they’re already incredibly far behind.
  • The American dollar as a currency is not too secure as it once was.
  • However, the Fed has more freedom of action in reality than it lets on.
  • The Chinese DreamThey’re already rolling out tests of the digital Yuan, doing airdrops and letting citizens buy things with free money.
  • And the global economic system is very fragile and vulnerable to such attacks, so even small terrorist or criminal groups could wield huge damage on all of society.
  • But after the financial crisis of 1973, governments around the world lost their confidence in the ability of the US to maintain the fixed rate between dollars and gold.

Luckily this was somewhat mild and the author did a pretty good job of focusing on the facts of how money works. This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it’s all true. He reveals all the tricks of the trade that most people in the gold and silver industry probably don’t want you to know.

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The value of our dollar currency isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on let alone whatever denomination is printed on it. Really people, you need to read this, if you plan on living for more than just a few more years, you are probably going to witness one of the most interesting events in modern human history. I really think most people will be shock by it, but if you read this and some of the other books that I listed here, you will at least be aware it is coming, and possibly prepared, for the chaos that ensues after it happens. The author’s final conclusion on what to do about where money is headed was included at the end which was much appreciated. However, his suggestions will likely only be helpful to the very wealthy. For example, buy undeveloped land so when the economy drops you can develop that land cheaply.

The Death of Money

The dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for a long time, but it is being replaced by other currencies. The IMF has taken on more of a central bank role than it used to have and could be called upon as the next “lender of last resort” if another crisis hits Western countries. Inflation can reduce the size of government debt because it reduces the value of money. Inflation for 20 years at 3% can almost halve a country’s debt, so that’s why central banks try to keep inflation low. However, this hasn’t helped small and medium-sized businesses get funding from banks. If no one has an interest in the collapse of the dollar, why will everyone let it happen?

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One thing author has missed completely is the rise of India, confident in the talent of its human capital and with growing conviction in its maturing economy. If anybody leaves India out from this analysis, it will be at their own peril. In the months before the US offensive, Iran bought up gold in bulk to keep trading even if it was cut off from international payment systems. Financial warfare is serious because it could cause huge economic losses as seen with the global financial crisis of 2008. Small terrorist or criminal groups could do major damage to society since our economy is so vulnerable and fragile.

Inflation is coming due to the colossal debt level of the USA, not the 17 trillion so much divulged, but 100’s of trillions due to Medicaid, Medicare …and all guarantees. Rickards predicts a “liquidity crisis” to happen; and the IMF to bail it out with SDRs. The conclusion section is a must read, starting on page 292. To ask other readers questions aboutThe Death of Money,please sign up. To see what your friends thought of this book,please sign up.

Pinning its hopes on inflation and thereby printing trillions of dollars, the Federal Reserve is turning a blind eye to the potential deflationary conditions that might come to haunt it, according to Rickards. Just 3 days before the infamous 9/11 disaster there was an unusual element of trading in the stocks of both American and United Airlines. The peculiarity of such a trading was that put options were being traded betting on the stocks of the two concerned airlines going down.

The dollar standard we have been living on since the 1970s, with the paper U.S. dollar as the main reserve currency, will come to an end one way or another. New Hope for American Artwas authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one’s eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author’s personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer. I’m an author, engineer, pro-blogger, podcaster, public speaker.

One financial writer has suggested that the gold standard is a good way to determine how much money should be in circulation. To do this, central banks would need to buy up all of the world’s gold and set its price at $17,500 per ounce. This would ensure that there was enough money circulating around the globe.

The Death Of Money Key Idea #8: Reintroducing The Gold Standard Would Stabilize The Global Monetary System

The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World War II. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. But optimists have always said, in essence, that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. I did skip few lines here and there to get to the conclusions of the studies Rickards presented. Read it if you’re curious why the author thinks the economy will go down. Richards views the International Monetary Fund, far from being the obsolete institution some observers consider it to be, as standing front and center in the new international system. Its Special Drawing Right instrument, created in 1969 as a Reserve Currency supplement, has since its inception remained in the shadow of the U.S. dollar. Rickards, however, sees it or something akin to it emerging in the new order as the primary international reserve asset and a kind of global money, albeit in a radically redesigned form.

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