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Tim Price: The Last Death Rattle of the Debt Based Monetary System

Tom welcomes back the ever eloquent Tim Price from Price Value Partners for a jaw-dropping interview.

Tim critically examines global institutions such as the Davos Club and a certain UN Health Organization. He expresses unease about global policies that may potentially marginalize farming and fishing in order to mitigate ecological damage. Price urges comprehensive analysis on such policies’ impacts on global food resources. He disapproves of unelected individuals influencing significant global health and economic strategies and encourages skepticism towards the mainstream media for perpetuating unchecked influence over these areas. Price also identifies a growing trend toward skepticism of global forums, notably through an editorial in the Financial Times questioning the relevance of Davos. He ends by cautioning against “philanthropaths” who amass wealth under the guise of charity and urges for increased understanding of their motivations.

Tim highlights the value of debate and continuous dialogue in resolving polarized arguments. Individuals should aim to arouse introspection in their interlocutors rather than impose personal beliefs. Understanding can create gradual changes in viewpoints over time. The author advises government not to meddle in the education system and encourages flexible interpretations of reality.

Price draws parallels between the current credit and debt system and historical failures of such systems. He views Davos as the emblem of big state command economy systems — a form of crony capitalism, not genuine free market capitalism. He suggests teaching classic economics as a buffer against economic downfalls. He casts doubts over the sustainability of the debt-based monetary system in light of the escalating global debt burden and highlights discussions about replacing the dollar with a hard commodity-backed currency in resource-rich economies such as Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Price points to economic uncertainties and volatility in various countries, taking Japan as an instance of a resilient economy that weathered two depressions on a par with America’s Great Depression, maintained lower unemployment levels and a sustained GDP. He raises the question of whether Western economies could cope with similar situations. He also underlines ongoing unrest in currencies, the bond market, and the intensifying inflation. Tim criticizes the problematic Keynesian economic model and government interventions in economic systems, proving them incapable of controlling intricate economic operations.

Tim discusses his book “The War on Cash” and notes that he could have underestimated technological advancements in crypto currencies. Nevertheless, He appreciates the enduring value of his book and emphasizes the preservation of mutual trust in society, arguing that such trust in corporations and states often poses challenges. He advises strengthening ties with local businesses and limiting dependency on credit cards and any form of central bank digital currencies, promoting the use of cash transactions. As an example of an uprising against the current system, he notices the increasing number of protesting farmers, reaffirming the relevancy of his book’s fundamental message today.

Time Stamp References:
0:00 – Introduction
0:37 – Argentina & Ecocide
4:36 – Vandals & Philanthropaths
7:12 – Western Suicidal Ideation
11:49 – Conversations & Questions
13:50 – Gov’t Out of Education
18:12 – Truth & Perspective
22:29 – Davos & Javier Milei
27:10 – Broken Window Fallacy
30:09 – Debt Creation Math
34:07 – Inflation is a Policy
35:30 – Order of Collapse?
39:48 – Inflation Comparisons
42:27 – Keynesian Economics
46:28 – Tim’s Book – War On Cash
50:22 – U.K. Postal Scandal
53:08 – Clarkson’s Small Farm
55:21 – Worse Worsening
57:05 – Wrap Up

Talking Points From This Episode

  • Tim Price criticizes global institutions and policies that affect farming and fishing, urging a deeper analysis of their impacts.
  • Tim believes the idea that government should be involved in any way with education.
  • Price calls for skepticism of the debt-based monetary system and questions its sustainability against the rising global debt burden.

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Tim’s Book:
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Book Recommendations:
180 Degrees (Amazon):
Mises Link – 40 Centuries of Wage and Price Control:
The Origin of Wealth – Eric Beinhocker:

Tim Price has worked in the capital markets for over 30 years. A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, he spent a decade as a bond specialist before going on to serve as Chief Investment Officer at three separate wealth management firms.

Tim has been shortlisted for five successive years in the UK Private Asset Managers Awards program and was a winner in 2005 in the category of Defensive Investing. He is now co-manager of the VT Price Value Portfolio, a fund investing in Benjamin Graham-style value stocks, and specialist value funds, from around the world. He also co-manages bespoke private client portfolios.

Tim writes for MoneyWeek Magazine and The Spectator, and his weekly commentaries are freely available at the Price Value Partners website.

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