The New Case for Gold by James Rickards

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In his rather more-than-usually-measured new book The New Case For Gold Rickards explains, lucidly, why and how he expects the current world monetary regime to fail.
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**USA Today bestseller and Wall Street Journal business bestseller**

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.

They’re wrong.

In this bold manifesto, bestselling author and eco­nomic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold—as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency.
 
Global political instability and market volatility are on the rise. Gold, always a prudent asset to own, has become the single most important wealth preserva­tion tool for banks and individuals alike. Rickards draws on historical case studies, monetary theory, and personal experience as an investor to argue that:
 
• The next financial collapse will be exponentially bigger than the panic of 2008. 
• The time will come, sooner rather than later, when there will be panic buying and only central banks, hedge funds, and other big players will be able to buy any gold at all.
• It’s not too late to prepare ourselves as a nation: there’s always enough gold for a gold standard if we specify a stable, nondeflationary price.
 
Providing clear instructions on how much gold to buy and where to store it, the short, provocative argu­ment in this book will change the way you look at this “barbarous relic” forever.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About James Rickards

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JAMES RICKARDS is a seasoned counselor, investment banker, and risk manager. He advises the Department of Defense, the CIA, and the director of national intelligence on global finance. A frequent guest on CNN, Fox, C-SPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and NPR, Rickards also lectures at Northwestern University and the School of Advanced International Studies.
 
Published April 5, 2016 by Portfolio. 182 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jan 19 2016

A provocatively controversial alternative to a leading orthodoxy that should find room on the bookshelves of policymakers and investors.

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Reviewed by Ralph Benko on Apr 10 2016

In his rather more-than-usually-measured new book The New Case For Gold Rickards explains, lucidly, why and how he expects the current world monetary regime to fail.

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