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  • Published: 27 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241340950
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Currency Wars

The Making of the Next Global Crisis




With a new chapter on the 'Age of Trump'

'Let's hope he's wrong' Financial Times

Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they result in countries stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into inflation, recession and real violence.

In this fifth anniversary edition, James Rickards concludes that currency wars are as problematic now as they were in 1971 when President Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard. Headlines about the debasement of the dollar, bailouts in Europe and Chinese and currency manipulation are all indicators that we're entering an even more dangerous phase.

In this post-Trump, post-Brexit world of political uncertainty, James Rickards, New York Times bestseller and Strategic Adviser to the US intelligence community, argues that this is more than just a concern for economists and investors. The world is facing growing threats to its national security - from clandestine gold purchases by China to the hidden agendas of sovereign wealth funds. Left unchecked, the next currency war could end with massive casualties on all sides.

  • Published: 27 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241340950
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

James Rickards

James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller Currency Wars, which has been translated into eight languages and won rave reviews from the likes of the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Politico. He is a portfolio manager at West Shore Group and an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community. He served as facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He lives in Connecticut.

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