How Much Longer Can Guns & Butter Diplomacy Last?

Jeff Deist returns as a guest on the radio program this week while Lobo Tiggre (aka Louis James) visits for the first time.

For decades, the American empire has expanded through military might financed with debt-based money while lower classes in the U.S. have been pacified through socialist policies. But now countries the U.S. had relied upon to fund its deficit are ceasing to buy Treasuries used to fund a military that threatens their own national sovereignty. As a result, China, Russia, Iran, and others are building institutions to compete against the dollar, forcing Americans to finance their own deficits even as another financial crisis is brewing from debt strangulation.

How much longer can debt-based “guns and butter” policies last in light of the natural laws of economics? What should people do to protect themselves against a carnage that is almost certain to take place in the near future. Jeff explained his position on the subject.

Investment writer Lobo Tiggre shared his best gold investment ideas that are also favored by your host.

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Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, an educational organization dedicated to promoting Austrian economics, freedom, and peace.  Jeff previously worked as a longtime advisor and Chief of Staff to Congressman Ron Paul.  Jeff is also a tax attorney, having represented high net worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations in a wide variety of tax matters.  His tax career includes time at two different Big 4 accounting firms, specializing in tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms.

Lobo Tiggre is founder and CEO of Louis James LLC, and the principal analyst/editor of the Independent Speculator. He researched and recommended speculations in Casey Research publications (2004 to 2018), writing under the name “Louis James.” While with Casey Research, he learned the ins and outs of resource speculation from legendary speculator Doug Casey.

Mr. Tiggre is not a professional geologist, though he’s often mistaken for one. His long tutelage under world-class geologists, writers, and investors resulted in an exceptional track record. The average yearly gain published for the flagship Casey publication, the International Speculator, was 18.5% during Tiggre’s time with the publication.

A fully transparent, documented, and verifiable track record is a central feature of services going forward. Mr. Tiggre puts his own money into the speculations he writes about, so his readers know he has “skin in the game” with them.

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.