Jim Rickards and "The Death of Money"

Category: Authors on StageCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

Jim Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, returns to the Library on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room to talk about his new book, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System.

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In the book, Rickards explains how everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankers’ laboratory. The world’s major financial players—national governments, big banks, multilateral institutions—will always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working.

Fortunately, it’s not too late to prepare for the coming death of money. Rickards explains the power of converting unreliable money into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value. As he writes: “The coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system is entirely foreseeable. . . . Only nations and individuals who make provision today will survive the maelstrom to come.” -From the book description on amazon.com

The "Distinguished Authors Series on Economics" is presented in partnership with The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance of Business Professionals, and Elm Street Books. Other programs feature authors Larry Doyle on April 22 and Stephen Roach on May 21.