James Turk on Financial Repression

By: Gordon Long & James Turk | Fri, Jul 17, 2015
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James Turk

Special Guest: James Turk has specialized in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics. His business career began at The Chase Manhattan Bank, which included assignments in Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He subsequently joined the investment and trading company of a prominent precious metals trader based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He moved to the United Arab Emirates in December 1983 to be appointed Manager of the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a position he held until resigning in 1987. Since 1987 James Turk has written The Freemarket Gold & Money Report, an investment newsletter that publishes twenty issues annually. He is the author of The Illusions of Prosperity (1985), SOCIAL SECURITY Lies, Myths and Reality (1992) and several monographs and articles on money and banking. He founded GoldMoney.com based on two US patents awarded to him for digital gold currency, which enables gold to circulate efficiently as currency.

24 Minute VIDEO

With a career in International Banking, including managing the Abe Dubai Investment Authority's Commodities Portfolio, James Turk is an experienced professional whose insights should be thoughtfully considered. He feels strongly that the US needs to return to the sound money principles the framers of the US Constitution outlined and which the US has unfortunately and perilously veered away from.


Financial Repression

"Financial Repression is government intervention in the market system which distorts the market's signals. .... Government intervention not only distorts the markets but in fact is counter-productive because many times it is government policies which the market are reacting to!"

Instead of changing the policies, governments try and convince the markets (through intervention) that the policies they are following are the correct ones, when in fact they are not.

James feels strongly that governments need to be outside the markets and be primarily focused on maintaining the 'rule of law' and ensuring there is a level playing field for competitive capitalism to operate on. Government intervention results in distorting that playing field to the advantage of themselves and their special interests.

"(Governments & Central Banks) are following policies that basically are not sustainable!"

"The government's 'make believe' is that they are creating wealth through creating currency and distributing it through their various programs. That is not creating wealth, but rather debasing the currency. When you debase the currency this is the worst type of financial repression because you are essentially destroying people's ability to interact entirely voluntarily within the market place, as we fulfill our needs and wants."


Understanding Wealth

There is only so much wealth in world. It needs to come from somewhere if it is to be distributed in a meaningful way. James Turk believes wealth fundamentally comes in two forms: Tangible Wealth and Financial Wealth.

Financial Wealth comes with counter-party risk and the exposure to insufficient cash-flows required to support the leverage that inevitably comes with pyramiding and the interconnection of financial wealth.

James Turk believes we are presently destroying wealth. Financial Wealth gets destroyed because of the eventuality of insufficient cash-flows (Free DCF) to support the over financialization of the economy.

.... there is much, much more in this fact filled 24 minute Video.

War on Cash & Bail-ins

  • The Holy Alliance
  • Perpetuating the Welfare State
  • Why we can't trust the banking sytem anymore.
  • How banks have become Hedge Funds versus lending institutions,
  • Why we need to separate the banks function of being a payments system versus being investment fund managers.

Crypto Currencies

  • What is the real purpose is of money,
  • How the current environment is a historical aberration. We have moved away from a sound money system as the constitution framed.
  • Why we need to return to the wisdom of the framers of the US constitution,
  • Why Gold and Silver's proven historical track record is important.

GoldMoney & BitGold Merger

  • Why GoldMoney and BitGold Merged,
  • What James sees the future to be for the merger.

 


 

Gordon Long

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Mr. Long was a senior group executive with IBM and Motorola for over 20 years. Earlier in his career he was involved in Sales, Marketing & Service of computing and network communications solutions across an extensive array of industries. He subsequently held senior positions, which included: VP & General Manager, Four Phase (Canada); Vice President Operations, Motorola (MISL - Canada); Vice President Engineering & Officer, Motorola (Codex - USA).

After a career with Fortune 500 corporations, he became a senior officer of Cambex, a highly successful high tech start-up and public company (Nasdaq: CBEX), where he spearheaded global expansion as Executive VP & General Manager.

In 1995, he founded the LCM Groupe in Paris, France to specialize in the rapidly emerging Internet Venture Capital and Private Equity industry. A focus in the technology research field of Chaos Theory and Mandelbrot Generators lead in the early 2000's to the development of advanced Technical Analysis and Market Analytics platforms. The LCM Groupe is a recognized source for the most advanced technical analysis techniques employed in market trading pattern recognition.

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James Turk

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