Doug Casey's Take

My series of interviews with Doug

In the early 2000’s I stumbled across Doug Casey’s work. I was looking for an education on investing and the economy. What I got was a bucket of cold water thrown in my face - Shocking and then deeply refreshing.

The first time we actually met, however, was a chance encounter in 2007. I was in Buenos Aires apartment shopping and one evening I left the lobby of my hotel just as Doug was walking past on his way home from dinner.

What are the odds? I couldn't help but go up to him and introduce myself.

Gradually we became friends and over the years we shared some adventures. After more conversations than I can count, I still learn something every time we get together.

Doug Casey is known as a “contrarian”. Relying on a wealth of experience and a superb grasp of history, Doug comes to his own conclusions. And often, his conclusions are very unpopular.

For many (left, right, conservative or progressive) Doug Casey is a heretic. That, for the record, puts him the company of some of history’s greatest thinkers. Thinking clearly and the willingness to question our own assumptions can be uncomfortable. Too many of us are willing to examine the facts and question the orthodoxy.

As the great heretic Galileo complained:

How would I summarize what Doug taught me? In a nutshell, he helped me understand how the world actually works and how I - as an individual - can ethically and successfully interact with it.

The goal of these conversations is to push Doug’s contrarian ideas into the world so that we all might become better thinkers and better men.

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