The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves.
Author: James Rickards
Category: Business & Economics
The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. 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. In the last few years, however, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked, our biggest rivals—China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves. He explains the power of converting unreliable investments into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value.
These are all problems that you will be confronted with in the aftermath of the stock market crashing or a war that kills the economy. This book will take you by the hand and lead you down the road to prepping for a major economic collapse.
Author: Henry Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Social Science
There are plenty of signs that indicate our world is headed towards financial collapse. We have become dependent on paper money that is quickly losing value. What will you do when paper money is completely worthless? Will you be able to feed the family or provide shelter? How will you manage basic problems like finding clean drinking water and obtaining the things you need? These are all problems that you will be confronted with in the aftermath of the stock market crashing or a war that kills the economy. This book will take you by the hand and lead you down the road to prepping for a major economic collapse. You will have to learn a lot of new skills. When grocery store shelves are empty and the malls are closed, you have to find food and make your own clothes. When money isn't good for anything more than starting a fire, you will have to learn how to operate on a barter system. To use the bartering system, you need to know what to store today that will have high value in a world where paper money is useless. Don't get caught empty handed when the economy tanks. Get started with your prepping today.
When I began my work as a financial adviser, I had no idea how often I would
deal with death. It simply hadn't occurred to me that I'd be asked to confront death
on such a regular basis. Although most of what we do is manage money around ...
Author: Susan McCarthy
One of our nation’s leading financial advisors and the “Soul Authority on Money Management” reveals that while emotions can make financial decisions difficult, our emotional relationship with our money can also lead to not just greater wealth and financial security but amazing personal growth as well. As a financial advisor for the past twenty-five years, Susan McCarthy has firsthand knowledge of the surprising degree to which emotion can govern important financial transactions. But, time and again, she also has seen her clients emerge from challenging financial situations with a newfound sense of purpose in their lives. Says McCarthy: “The world of money is a world of emotion; a stage on which we play out all of our dramas. The lessons it has to teach us go well beyond the financial. They reach deep into our emotional and even our spiritual lives. Money is one of our greatest teachers.” According to McCarthy, for many of us the world of money reaches deep into our psyches, setting off fears and uncertainties we often don’t even know we harbor. In The Value of Money, she gives readers the tools they need to see past this tumultuous aspect of money to achieve not just greater wealth and financial security but personal insights as well. Presenting various “money types” she has observed in her work, McCarthy helps readers to determine what type (or combination of types) they are and how each typically responds to life’s most challenging financial events—taking financial responsibility for the care of a child or elderly parent, the death of a spouse, retirement— and how to turn around any self-defeating responses to the events. This wise book outlines a path not just to a richer future financially but spiritually as well.
Strange warned that the exponential growth of the global financial system could
lead to the death of money. By contrast, Marx suggested that whenever
capitalism's credit pyramid collapsed, the question of money's ultimate value
would be the ...
Author: Nigel Dodd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
Questions about the nature of money have gained a new urgency in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Even as many people have less of it, there are more forms and systems of money, from local currencies and social lending to mobile money and Bitcoin. Yet our understanding of what money is—and what it might be—hasn't kept pace. In The Social Life of Money, Nigel Dodd, one of today’s leading sociologists of money, reformulates the theory of the subject for a postcrisis world in which new kinds of money are proliferating. What counts as legitimate action by central banks that issue currency and set policy? What underpins the right of nongovernmental actors to create new currencies? And how might new forms of money surpass or subvert government-sanctioned currencies? To answer such questions, The Social Life of Money takes a fresh and wide-ranging look at modern theories of money. One of the book’s central concerns is how money can be wrested from the domination and mismanagement of banks and governments and restored to its fundamental position as the "claim upon society" described by Georg Simmel. But rather than advancing yet another critique of the state-based monetary system, The Social Life of Money draws out the utopian aspects of money and the ways in which its transformation could in turn transform society, politics, and economics. The book also identifies the contributions of thinkers who have not previously been thought of as monetary theorists—including Nietzsche, Benjamin, Bataille, Deleuze and Guattari, Baudrillard, Derrida, and Hardt and Negri. The result provides new ways of thinking about money that seek not only to understand it but to change it. Complete with a new preface that discusses recent developments in the evolution of money, the book draws out the ways in which its transformation could in turn radically alter society, politics, and economics.
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respect to the judgment of the Church ; this , however , the duke resolutely re ...
'I have just been offered,' she said, 'an enormous sum of money to talk about our
sex life.' I said, 'OK, what are we talking, print media?' 'The Star, and it really was
a lot of money.' I asked her how much and she told me. I said, 'Shit, that really is ...
Author: N Quentin Woolf
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
John Knox falls passionately and irrevocably in love with Rachel McAllistair the first time they meet. He interviews her for his radio show, and afterwards, when he tells her how impressive she was, she hits him, square on the jaw. Undeterred, he pursues her, promising to love her and never to leave her. This promise becomes his burden, as her behaviour whirls out of control. She is abusive and cruel. And yet he stays. Even when she does something so awful that his life is changed forever. And that point, on which his life turns, leads him to an unexpected connection with a man who suffered a terrible injury in the first world war. The Death of the Poet is a daringly honest, transfixing story about being in thrall to someone, being a victim and a protector, and how early promise can turn into an utterly unrecognisable life. An exploration of violence and what it means to be a man in the modern world, it's controversial, devastating, and, in a complicated way, romantic too.
Another warm debate was excited by a bili which the courtiers brought in , to
prevent any subjects of Great Britain from advancing sums of money to foreign
princes or states , without having obtained license from his majesty , under his
'When we're dead, my friend, they'll get on without us. ... 'I've spent a lot of money',
said he, 'on this building work— but I can't set off on a journey with nothing. ...
Just say when we're to set off—I may have no money now, but I'll find some.
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Collections
'no one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied' As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and 'The Forged Coupon', a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In 'Master and Workman' Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
As Faulkner said oftheweight of racial segregation, “The past is never dead. ...
use it to make money, or use its trauma to get political power—and that in turn
corrupts many more, because they dare not see, talk or think about whatis
Author: Lawrence Swaim
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Political Science
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is not mainly about politics, nor religion, nor even geo-politics. It is about pathology. The traumas of the 20th century have driven millions of intelligent, capable people into active psychological pathologies, which they experience as ideological realities. Some of the cult-like groups associated with Christian evangelicals and the national-religious settlers in Israel will settle for nothing less than an apocalyptic religious war to punish the world for allowing the Holocaust to happen.
So people spend a great deal of money for the advantages of being perceived to
have spent a great deal of money. These advantages are diminished
continuously by the change of styles either toward or away from the thing they
have bought, ...
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Category: Literary Collections
In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary texts that are central to the development of American culture but little read or acknowledged today. A passionate and provocative celebration of ideas, the old arts of civilization, and life's mystery, The Death of Adam is, in the words of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., "a grand, sweeping, blazing, brilliant, life-changing book."
The country was preoccupied with politics and religion, rather than with money.
Following the death of Elizabeth in 1603 James VI of Scotland became James I of
England, making a single kingdom whose currencies were unified on the basis ...
Author: John F Chown
Category: Business & Economics
This book presents a detailed and surprising history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also summarizes twentieth century developments and places them in their historical context.
When an ox gored a man to death , if the owner knew that he was wont to push in
times past ; the general law required him to be put to death ; but there were
circumstances in which he might pay a sum of money the ransom of his life . " * If
the country for the improvement of Cik pital by gradual accumulation ; that there
was an iminense circulation of money in the market , and that by natural
consequence the price of money was low ; that two and one - half per cent was
as much ...
“A pot of money is coming from the federal government to help with the care,” he
told me. Arizona alone was expected to get $40 million a year. Even without the money in hand, the Carondelet hospitals willingly shouldered the burden of ...
Author: Margaret Regan
Publisher: Beacon Press
Category: Social Science
Dispatches from Arizona—the front line of a massive human migration—including the voices of migrants, Border Patrol, ranchers, activists, and others For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose anti-immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation. And Arizona has the highest number of migrant deaths. Fourteen-year-old Josseline, a young girl from El Salvador who was left to die alone on the migrant trail, was just one of thousands to perish in its deserts and mountains. With a sweeping perspective and vivid on-the-ground reportage, Regan tells the stories of the people caught up in this international tragedy. Traveling back and forth across the border, she visits migrants stranded in Mexican shelters and rides shotgun with Border Patrol agents in Arizona, hiking with them for hours in the scorching desert; she camps out in the thorny wilderness with No More Deaths activists and meets with angry ranchers and vigilantes. Using Arizona as a microcosm, Regan explores a host of urgent issues: the border militarization that threatens the rights of U.S. citizens, the environmental damage wrought by the border wall, the desperation that compels migrants to come north, and the human tragedy of the unidentified dead in Arizona’s morgues.
In China gold and silver are not current as money , but only as merchandife .
Accordingly , when they use these metals in payments , it is the custom to cut
them into pieces in proportion to the price of the goods they have purchased .
They then ...
Author: Charles MORRISON (Presbyterian Minister at Antrim.)Publish On: 1858
sending presents of money to these parties , that they might enjoy , in their own
homes , a comfortable repast , in honour of their benefactor's first appearance on
the stage of life . I have sometimes been the medium of conveying his alms to the
Author: Charles MORRISON (Presbyterian Minister at Antrim.)
The want of money was the cause of wholesale disease , desertion , mutiny , and death in his slender army . Such great schemes as his master ' s required , as he
perpetually urged , liberality of expenditure and measures of breadth .
He earned money. plenty of it—far more than he was able to spend—by other
means. He enjoyed defeating blind chance and exercising control over the
elemental force of numbers. It seemed to him that the spinning roulette wheel.
with its ...
Author: Boris Akunin
Publisher: Random House
In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin’s old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev (“Achilles” to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack. But Fandorin suspects an unnatural cause. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the beautiful singer–“not exactly a courtesan”–known as Wanda. Apparently, in Wanda’s bed, the general secretly breathed his last. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Moreover , his Majesty , in these instructions , CHA P . signified his will and
pleasure , That all money raised II . for the supply and support of government , or
upon any emergency for immediate service , should be disposed of and applied ...