Three From the Floor and a Fond Farewell


“Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

— P.J. O’Rourke

Addison WigginDear Reader,

“Yes,” a reader begins, responding to yesterday’s thoughts on the Canadian trucker protests,“people are free not to get vaccinated just like people have the right to sleep in their residential house at night without a bunch of thugs blowing horns all night long. Should society be ruled by the tail wagging the dog?”

Ted, from Ontario, is clearly not getting the sleep he would like to. He goes on to point out (we paraphrase): The Ottawa police chief has resigned. The “premier” of Ottawa Province “finally got his ass off his snowmobile” long enough to declare a state of “siege” (emergency).

“Trudeau sits much higher up on the food chain. He has different levers to pull than a [police chief] or a premier.”

Respectfully, may we suggest, one such lever might be to remove the vaccine mandate.

With that, we offer the first of three reader mails that came in last night. We’ll take a break from economic theory for today and give all y’all the floor.

“I watched my first Wiggins Session a few days ago,” writes Eric V. our second correspondent, “where you interviewed Mark Moss.” We’ll let Mr. V. speak for himself:

I am skeptical by nature, a contrarian at heart and am rarely impressed by experts. Having spent 25 years as a trial lawyer, followed by 10 years as a small business owner of (at the time) a bleeding-edge technology, I can usually spot the BS from a distance. 

In this case, I was very impressed with Mark, with your interview technique, his presentation skills (loved the whiteboard; could have used that in the courtroom).

Most importantly I felt like he was speaking directly to me. We lost our business in 2008, lost our house in 2009, battled the IRS for 4 years, and finally filed Chapter 13 in 2012. At that point we did the only thing that made any sense. We moved onto our gracefully aging 35 ft sailboat and took off to see the world and live off the grid for nearly a decade. Average yearly expenditure of under 30k, not including paying off the BR. 

We supported ourselves with what little money we had left and by taking a myriad of different jobs along the way. We had a blast, but doing what we did is not for the faint of heart. 

“We have been mostly divorced from the technology world,” Eric sums up, “and certainly from any investing for a decade. So I am in the process of re-educating myself. Mark’s talk just really hit home, kind of a ‘right-between-the-eyes’ aha moment. I await your next move! LOL.”

“Enjoyed your Epiphany!” writes Joe, who is perhaps not ironically one of the components of my Tennis Buddy Indicator (TBI). “Do you know what really wiggs (Wiggin’s😂 ) me out? The progress of the Great Reset via the elite billionaires!”

Joe has a long history in our business. You may recall the Blanchard conferences held in New Orleans back in the day. Joe was one of the organizers and hosts. He went on to found several other ventures, eventually settling on a Wiggin Sessions-style product he called Investor’s Hotline. Joe reminisces a little here:

Talk about a déjà vu experience or seriously, more like PTSD to my brain; see the attached screenshot of a cassette (b4 cds!) I put together as a special issue of my publication, Investor’s Hotline, in 1992 — “New World Order… Masterful Vision or Ominous Conspiracy?”

At the financial conferences, over the decades, someone would inevitably bring up the topic of the New World Order! 

Frankly, I just thought it was an interesting topic — well worth an objective discussion but not in my wildest dreams, could I ever have envisioned that we would be where we are today with the fulfillment of the New World Order via the Great Reset! I hope and pray that there’s a miracle in 2022 and that a great awakening vs great reset takes place! 

“Keep up the good work!” he offers as a salutation.

We pride ourselves on a civilized conversation with Reserve members, our highest echelon of readers. If you have a comment you’d like to make, please, by all means, send it here.

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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