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Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 3

Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 3

What are a few things that make a business or a country strong?  What separates a Zimbabwe, or a South Africa from a United States or a Chile or a Switzerland? The rule of law tops my list.  The U.S. has a Constitution and a Bill of Rights.  When The Constitution is thrown out, the U.S. will turn into a dystopia, just like the America described in Atlas Shrugged.  There are very rich and very poor people operating in the…

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Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 2

Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 2

One item I would consider when planning for investments is the theory that the elites want to devalue the United States and buy it back for pennies on the dollar. A flexible investor should be able to take advantage of the decline and recovery of the U.S. Execution could prove daunting. Despite what normies say, “the elites” are not all nice Christian people who want the best for everyone. Ever heard of Pizza Gate? Did the “mainstream” media push Obama’s…

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Crisis Investing: The Captain Speaks: Don’t Wait For the SHTF

Crisis Investing: The Captain Speaks: Don’t Wait For the SHTF

The Captain Feels, as I do that an economic crisis is not imminent. But listen to his view on not waiting for crisis or SHTF to prepare. For more on actual trading during a crisis see: http://mastermind-university.com/crisis-investing/ Yesterday, The Captain consulted with a guy concerned about a black swan event.  This is a good video. A related quote: “If your enemies have devotion, passion, piety, and a vision. And all you have is apathy, nihilism, and materialism. You cannot win….

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Make Your Finances Anti-Fragile

Make Your Finances Anti-Fragile

(This article is about how I would go about vastly improving my finances. I am not a broker or financial planner.) How can we try to make our finances anti-fragile? This is a huge undertaking. First, invest outside of your 401K. If you have an employer match, save enough to get the match. In most 401K’s there’s 10-12 choices of funds. I’m sure none are inverse. There might be strict rules against “frequent” trading. That says to me “buy, hold,…

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Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism

Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism

Anti-fragility goes beyond being resilient. If TSHTF, if financial crisis strikes, if, say your podcasting platform gets shut down, do you have multiple back-up plans? Recall Ragnar Benson’s Rule of Three (even though more than 3 back-up plans may be necessary). Let’s go a step further. Can you thrive in chaos? Can your business and investments remain profitable in chaos or sudden dramatic change? If crisis struck, would you be looking for deals or begging for a job? If a…

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