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We know that you are anxious to receive insights about how to preserve and even increase wealth in a time when so many of our political leaders and their media enablers have become overtly hostile to wealth creation. Affluent investors like you are no longer honored for your years of productive labor and deferred gratification, but rather scapegoated as the cause of economic ills for which politicians are to blame. The media tells investors and business managers to simply ignore the risks and jump into the market with both feet. Unfortunately much of the financial industry does the same.
But you understand that the country has changed, that beneath the financial markets there are economic foundations which are fragmenting, and that underneath the topline economic measures are legal institutions, cultural norms, and even spiritual factors which have been slipping away for a very long time. Investors can ignore all of this for a time, but not forever. Not if they wanted to properly account for the real levels of risk in the real world.
I have heard it said that when the storms come a house built on sand is a much less risky place to be than a house built on rock. Can any honest, fact-facing person look at the foundations of America, Europe, or Japan right now, and say that they see anything other than a foundation which has increasingly turned to sand?
This doesn’t mean that the world is ending, and that investors and entrepreneurs are doomed. Some investors are, of course, but the ones who are doomed are the ones who are unwilling to acknowledge the obvious shifts in global economic power. The biggest shift is this: capital is flowing inexorably from the markets of the past to the markets of the future. From places which vilify wealth creation to those which honor it. This principle is what created the developed world in the first place, but it flows in each direction; it prospers the nations which act wisely and stagnates the nations which wander off of the path of wisdom. Best of all, this principle teaches nations a lesson, sometimes painfully, which can lead erring nations such as the United States of America back onto the path which made it great in the first place.
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