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Mark Twain once said: “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.”
I will admit: we seem to be careening toward something terrible. But what I will not do is play the same fear-and-outrage game as the political-media Blob. They (meaning political and media consultants) know fear and outrage are how an audience is engaged and a voter is persuaded. And now, with data science, they have a finely tuned engine designed to keep us on edge and at each others’ throats.
We can put an end to this. But we must first understand how it is fed.
The history of war is the history of money…
…and the history of money is the history of war. It is not a coincidence that this sense of foreboding comes at the same time we are shocked at how much less is in our shopping cart. We are puzzled because the economic numbers we hear about are supposedly good. But then we look at our shopping cart and ask: How can this be?
But think about it: The money in your wallet serves a simple purpose - it converts your labor to your living. But there will be less “living” for the same amount of money in as little as a month. What is the logical thing to do? Spend what you have now while you know what it will buy you.
That makes the numbers look better than they really are. When you see a sudden surge of spending at the same time as the shopping cart has less and less in it, history tells you what comes next. And it isn’t pretty.
But again, I am not going to sell this book by appealing to fear and outrage. I am not selling a newsletter where I show you how to profit from the misery of others. This isn’t about prepping or why you should buy gold and silver (although I do discuss gold and silver concerning money as a way to convert our labor to our living).
We are Americans; we are not French. We need not riot. And we are most certainly not powerless in the face of our sense of dread. We just need to understand how two things work in our society - data and money. Then, we will understand what we can do about our sense of dread.
Liberty’s Silver Bullet
The online sample at Amazon.com will take you through Chapter One. Until October 31, you can buy the entire book for free. It is less than 100 pages - an easy read on an airplane if you’re traveling. If you do, please consider writing a review.
ONE - Data & Money: The Foundations of Liberty in the Digital Age
TWO - Artificial Intelligence: Its Promises and Dangers
THREE - The Crypto Economy: Three Essential Elements
FOUR - The Crypto Economy: Gold, Silver, & Money
CALL TO ACTION: A Renewal of Our American Traditions
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