No. 5: How to Keep the Elites From Stealing Your Wealth

“The rich have become richer, and the poor have become poorer; and the vessel of the State is driven between the Scylla and Charybdis of anarchy and despotism.”

Percy Brysshe Shelley

Addison WigginDear Reader,

While some of the names that made our top 10 list surprised me, No. 5 did not. My guest was none other than Charles Hugh Smith

We recorded our conversation in the early days of the Delta variant panic… and a lot of what Charles had to say about it is applicable to the Omicron variant.

From there we transitioned to tax rates, which will continue to be a big deal in 2022 — especially with politicians like Elizabeth Warren demanding that billionaires pay their “fair share.” Charles says it’s all talk.

“The legislature is basically bought and owned, despite its protests,” he told me. “And the marketplace has also been corrupted and distorted so that most of the American economy is dominated by monopolies and cartels.”

He offered an ominous warning: “When something is rigged against us, then we eventually rebel because that’s just not the way we’re wired.”

But it’s not all bad news. “There’s definitely opportunities,” he said. The only catch is that they require “a bit of unconventionality.”

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You can catch our full interview with Charles Hugh Smith from Aug. 21, 2021, right here.

To hear his ideas, just click on the picture above.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal the fourth-most downloaded Session of 2021.

Follow your bliss,

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin
Founder, The Financial Reserve


Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is founder and executive publisher of Agora Financial LLC, an independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He and Bill Bonner began writing the firm’s flagship Daily Reckoning in the midst of the tech boom and bust. It was one of the first widely distributed email newsletters on the Internet. The publication’s critical eye on finance and economics continues today. He’s also creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily missive The 5 Min. Forecast.

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