Doug Casey

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Douglas "Doug" Casey (/ˈksi/) is an American-born libertarian economist and advocate of the free market. He is a bestselling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research, a provider of subscription financial analysis about specific market verticals including natural resources/metals/mining, energy, commodities, and technology. Since 1979 he has written or co-written the monthly metals-and-mining-focused investment newsletter The International Speculator. He also contributes to other newsletters including The Casey Report, a geopolitically-oriented publication.

Casey graduated from Georgetown in 1968[1] where he was a classmate of future president Bill Clinton.[2]

An avid traveler and international opportunity seeker, Casey's first book The International Man (1978) was designed to show readers how to make the most of their personal freedom and global financial opportunities.[3]

His 1979 book Crisis Investing (1979) became the bestselling financial book in history,[4] listing at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for a total of 12 non-consecutive weeks.[5][6]

Casey is a frequent contributor to various financial websites, and to free market online magazines such as WorldNetDaily, LewRockwell.com and the libertarian print publication Liberty. He espouses anarcho-capitalist views.

Casey supported Ron Paul's run for president in 2008.[7] In 2009 he gave a speech titled My Misadventures in the Third World in which he outlined plans to privatize a small country and take it public on the New York Stock Exchange.[8][9]

In 2010 he inspired a project titled International Man, building on the legacy of his first book to show individuals how to internationalize to gain personal freedom. Using the connective power of the Internet, the project includes a real-time global network of freedom-seekers, investors, adventurers, speculators and expatriates looking to live an international lifestyle.[10] The investor advocates the United States government default on its national debt to punish the bondholders who sponsored the heavy borrowing that he affirms will commit the future generations of Americans to long-term 'indentured servitude'. He states the bankruptcy of America is inevitable and inferred by the true liabilities of the general government which he estimates is upwards of $100 trillion when all Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation bank deposits and other off-budget items are included.[11]

In 2012 he published the book Totally Incorrect: Conversations with Doug Casey.[12]

Casey has described Catholicism, of which he was once a member, as "a cannibalistic death-cult," and has described Objectivism and Marxism as secular religions.[13]

Casey has lived in twelve countries and visited 175.[14] His offices are located in Stowe, Vermont.[15] As of 2013, he spends most of his time living in Argentina.[16]

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