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Building Communities: Online & Real World

Doug Casey's Take [ep.#324]

In a this Q&A session, Doug Casey answers questions from members of the Phyle, our private community (available to Crisis Investing Subscribers).

He discusses his vision and experiences with Estancia de Cafayate, the concept of free cities, and reflections on building a real world community.

Doug also tackles questions about the alignment of personal philosophy with business ethics, the importance of associating with ethically grounded individuals, and strategies for dealing with conflicts of interest in transactions.

We also discuss the best way to measure economic growth (beyond GDP), the impact of demographics on economies, robots and the future of work, as well as the purpose and vision for Phyle.

The dialogue also touches on Doug’s appreciation for Art, caring for elderly parents internationally, exploring agricultural investment opportunities, the potential for conflict in South America.


[Timestamps Link to Youtube]

00:20 Vision and Lessons from Estancia de Cafayate

07:03 Navigating Personal Philosophy vs. Business Ethics

13:47 The Flaws of GDP as an Economic Indicator

18:19 Art, Optimism, and Personal Collections

23:31 Caring for Elderly Parents Abroad vs. Home

26:50 Exploring Investment Opportunities in Agribusiness

31:49 The Concept of the Gray Man in Crisis Situations

33:44 The Future of The Phyle Community

36:35 Exploring Self-Directed Learning and Community Support

37:09 The Challenge of Building Online Communities

38:28 The Future of Work and Universal Basic Income Debate

40:19 The Impact of Robotics and AI on Society

42:05 The Flaws of Guaranteed Annual Income

45:15 Empowering the Next Generation Through Practical Skills

45:56 Upcoming book & Matt's son's project The Great Man Podcast

51:36 The Potential and Pitfalls of Demographic Changes

59:41 Mexico City Controlling Cars to fight pollution

01:01:31 Speculating on the Possibility of War in South America

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Doug Casey's Take
Best-selling author, world-renowned speculator, and libertarian philosopher Doug Casey has garnered a well-earned reputation for his controversial insights into politics, economics, and investment markets.
Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil. *Crisis Investing* spent weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980.
He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News, and CNN; has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post; and is a regular keynote speaker.