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Jim Rickards: Will Currency Wars Reorder the World?

Jim Rickards on Mises Weekends

Tags Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

09/04/2015James G. RickardsJeff Deist

Our guest this weekend is Jim Rickards, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Money and a well-known expert in geopolitics and global capital.

Jim and Jeff discuss the unfolding drama at the Fed, which can't decide when—if ever—QE will come to an end. They also discuss possible endgame scenarios for liquidating unprecedented amounts of sovereign, commercial, and household debt; whether coming monetary shocks will present the IMF with an opportunity to demand a global currency reset, and who wins and loses when the game of musical chairs stops. This is a must-hear interview for anyone interested in currency wars, central banks, and the unholy politics behind it all.

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James G. Rickards

James Rickards is chief global strategist at the West Shore Funds, editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. He is the author of New York Times best seller The Death of Money (Penguin, 2014), national best seller Currency Wars (Penguin, 2011), and The New Case for Gold (Penguin, 2015). He has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.