Investment writer, author of Crisis Investing

Douglas R. Casey is an American writer, speculator and the founder and chairman of Casey Research. He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist influenced by the works of novelist Ayn Rand. Casey is a real estate investor as well as an advisor on how to profit from market distortions and periods of economic turmoil.

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"Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968. Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold; surpassing big-caliber names, like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan."


Advocates for Self-Government, Board of Advisors
Eris Society, Founder

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Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Doug Casey - Libertarian
Biography, photo and quotes
"In 1981, he founded the Eris Society (named after the Greek goddess of discord), a group of 'free thinkers' who discuss the arts, science, philosophy, politics, and theology from a libertarian perspective. He served as a trustee for The Liberty Foundation and the Fully Informed Jury Foundation, and is a contributing editor for Liberty magazine. In 1996, he served as the co-chair of Harry Browne's Libertarian campaign for president."


He Loved the Rush, 25 Nov 2003
About Rush Limbaugh, drugs and hypocrisy
"I have no problem with Rush doing the illegal drugs of his choice. It's his body — he owns it, not the Drug Enforcement Administration. The fact that he was able to show up for three hours a day for his radio show is further proof ... that it's as possible to operate as normally on many controlled substances as it is on nicotine and caffeine. The main problem with drugs is their illegality. Perversely, Rush has always been a drug warrior."
Related Topic: War on Drugs
The Essence of Government, 26 Oct 2001
Examines the questions "What is the essence of government?" and "Are governments necessary?"
"After you cut through all the rhetoric, the doublethink and the smokescreen of altruism that surround the subject, you find that the essence of government is force. And the belief it has the right to initiate the use of force whenever expedient. Government is an organization with a monopoly, albeit with some fringe competition, on the use of force within a given territory."
Related Topics: Government, Groups, Law, Middle East
Why Liberty?, by R. W. Bradford, Doug Casey, Murray Rothbard, Liberty, 5 Jul 1987
First (and only) editorial
"The editors of Liberty are a diverse lot. ... two of us (Bradford and Casey) are entrepreneurs and financial advisory writers ... one of us (Casey) eschews political activity altogether, refusing even to register to vote ... one of us (Casey) is an anarchist in the neo-Objectivist tradition of the Tannehills."


Doug Casey on the Silver Screen
Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator; brief reviews of many movies and some TV series
"This may surprise some people, but I found the original Star Wars movies uplifting and even philosophically useful. I liked that Han Solo was an unabashed capitalist and black-marketer."


Is Limited Government an Oxymoron?, McCuistion, 18 Oct 2009
Dennis McCuistion interviews Doug Casey and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., on their views about the role of government
Related Topic: Limited Government

U.S. Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq, by Doug Casey, Ron Paul, 5 Jul 2007
Debate between Congressman Ron Paul and Doug Casey vs. Dinesh D'Souza and Larry Abraham, at FreedomFest, Las Vegas
Related Topic: Iraq War (2003)

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