• The Death of Money

  • The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (14 ratings)

Summary

"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 international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: war, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching - and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk.
The American dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of the Second World War. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools of assets needed to do the job.
Optimists have always said, in essence, that there's nothing to worry about - that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But in the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors - China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East - are doing everything possible to end US monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos.
Rickards offers a bracing analysis of these and other threats to the dollar. The fundamental problem is that money and wealth have become more and more detached. Money is transitory and ephemeral, and it may soon be worthless if central bankers and politicians continue on their current path. But true wealth is permanent and tangible, and it has real value worldwide.
The author shows how everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankers' laboratory. The world's major financial players - national governments, big banks, multilateral institutions - will always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working.
Fortunately, it's not too late to prepare for the coming death of money. Rickards explains the power of converting unreliable money into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value. As he writes: "The coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system is entirely foreseeable...Only nations and individuals who make provision today will survive the maelstrom to come."
©2014 James Rickards (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Vytautas Liesis on 20-01-18

wow

A must read for everyone, as it shines a lot of light over the international monetary system, something that we barely think of, us simple citizens.

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4 out of 5 stars
By CEB on 25-01-18

Worth it

Entertaining to listen to. This man knows his stuff, but I wonder why he didn't include silver with gold in his recommended investment portfolio to hedge disaster.

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