Doug Casey Libertopia Festival 2012 interview series
Silver Vigilante sits down with Doug Casey, who needs no introduction.
Douglas “Doug” Casey is an American-born economist and advocate of the free market. He is a best-selling 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, and later co-written, the monthly metals and mining focused investment newsletter, The International Speculator. He also contributes to other newsletters, including The Casey Report, ageopolitically oriented publication.
An avid traveller 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.
Casey is a frequent contributor to various financial websites, as well as to free-market online magazines such as WorldNetDaily and LewRockwell.com and the libertarian print publication Liberty. He espouses anarcho-capitalist views.
Casey supported Ron Paul‘s run for president in 2008. 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. 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.