“This may be the most dangerous time the world has seen in decades.”
The Sunday Essay ☕️
“This may be the most dangerous time the world has seen in decades.” That is what Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, the world’s largest bank, told investors in early October.
Every empire in written history has rolled out the same playbook during its sunset years.
Inside the Empire, runaway debt forces the governing body to rapidly expand the money supply. The devaluation of currency inflates asset prices and widens the wealth gap between the haves and the have-nots. Populism explodes, as civil unrest erupts in response to seemingly any cultural divide.
Outside of the Empire, competitive powers start rising. Rarely is it just one rising counter-power; it is typically a syndicate of smaller nations who can pause their ideological differences to align against the lone superpower.
The Empire becomes insolvent and rapidly devalues the currency
Civil unrest erupts to a level that borders on civil war
An external competitor rises to challenge the existing empire
This is exactly what happened to the Portuguese Empire of the 15th Century.
Also to the Spanish Empire of the 16th century.
And to the Dutch Empire of the 17th century
And the British of the 19th century.
We are watching this playbook in real-time with the American Empire of the 20th century.
Five empires in 600 years should give us a hint at the expeditious nature with which power rotates around the globe.
But here is the thing - I am not convinced that the American Empire is in its sunset years - yet.
I do think that the world order is changing - but not in the way many expect.
If you care at all about the future distribution of power around the world, the collusion of big tech and government bodies, and the military tensions most likely to snap in the coming weeks and months - I want you to join me at this live, online event on November 30th: Crisis & Chaos: The Changing World Order.
On November 30th, I will be sitting down with some of the world's best-connected experts to discuss exactly this: The Changing World Order.
I am referring to experts like:
General Wesley Clark, the former Supreme Allied Command Europe of NATO
Dr. George Friedman, founder of intelligence platforms Stratfor & Geopolitical Futures
Dr. Pippa Malmgren, advisor to Presidents & Prime Ministers
Elbridge Colby, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Marin Katusa, top hedge fund manager & NY Times best-selling author
Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater
I will be putting moderated questions from you to our experts in addition to those asked by myself.
This exclusive LIVE video event will take place all day on Thursday, November 30. All you need is a computer or phone to join us.
Now, on to the portfolio…