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Who Is Doug Casey?1 min read

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Maybe you’ve read some of the works by American author, Doug Casey. Or, maybe you know him from Casey’s Research. Or, it’s completely possible that you have no real knowledge of Doug Casey and you want to learn more. 

Here is the information we’ve gathered on American writer, speculator, and self-described “anarcho-capitalist” Doug Casey.

Background on Doug Casey

Not much is known of Doug Casey’s early life. He was born on May 5, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a multi-million dollar real estate investor, but Doug didn’t just rely on his father to make it in the world. Casey went on to graduate from Georgetown University in 1968 as a classmate of President Bill Clinton. 

Doug Casey Publications

Doug Casey is a well-published author and has written or co-written the following:

  • Strategic Investing (1982)
  • The International Man (1976)
  • Crisis Investing: Opportunities and profits in the coming great depression. (1979)
  • Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s (1993)
  • Totally Incorrect: Conversations with Doug Casey (2012)
  • Right on the Money (2013)
  • Speculator (with John Hunt) (2016)
  • Drug Lord (with John Hunt) (2017)
  • Assassin (with John Hunt) (2020)

Casey also has his own website and publishes a financial newsletter with his anarcho-capitalist views where he advises on precious metals, microcap stocks, and other alternative investment approaches. 

Doug Casey Approach and Views

Doug Casey describes himself as a contrarian, which he applies to investments, the government, and economics, and has a definite critical view of interventionist foreign policies. One of his most popular comments that really shows his beliefs states: “You’ve got to be a speculator today. It’s no longer possible to work hard and save your money and get ahead in life.” 

Aside from everything financial, Casey also has a wine and sporting project called Estancia de Cafayate in Salta Province, Argentina.

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Edwin Cannon has spent his entire career in the financial industry and specializes in alternative investments and surviving marketing turbulence. He started My Retirement Paycheck to help educate consumers about retirement investment options that aren't typically introduced by advisors.