TFMR Podcast #20 - A Second Visit With Mike Krieger
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Back on Wednesday, I had the chance to visit again with Mike Krieger. He's one helluva smart guy and great analyst and writer but his new project (http://www.libertyblitzkrieg.com) is something you have got to check out.
On the LibertyBlitzkrieg site, Mike's "welcome" message pretty much sums it up:
"While these are dangerous times, these are also times of great opportunity. It is only in times like these that we can change the world…for better or worse. Our enemies want increased global centralization of political and economic power. We want the opposite. We want freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom to use whatever money we want to use not have some digital garbage they create shoved down our throats. Freedom to pick whatever job we want and the freedom to live how we want to live. Please join me in the Liberty Blitzkrieg!"
To that end, in this podcast Mike and I discuss our losses of freedom. Whether the topic is the loss of "free" markets or the increasing government encroachment upon civil liberties, Mike is on it and his insights provide the basis for this interesting and informative interview.
Mike graduated from Duke University in 2000 with a double major in Economics and Spanish. Upon graduation he joined Lehman Brothers’ Equity Research Department where he worked on the oil team. In 2005 he resigned from Lehman Brothers to join Sanford C. Bernstein as the Commodities Trading Desk Analyst. In this role he wrote commentary and advised investors on various companies in the commodities sector including oil producers, oil services, refining, metals and mining and utilities. Within a couple of years he started writing his own personal “macro” emails where he would comment on a broader range of topics that no one else covered at Bernstein such as foreign exchange and precious metals. These macro emails became extraordinarily popular with clients and he soon found himself traveling all around North American and Europe advising some of the decision makers at many of the largest hedge funds, mutual funds and pension funds on the planet. In January 2010 he became tired of this role and resigned from Bernstein and struck out on his own to form Krieger Asset Management (a family office) and also to write and educate people across the country on what is happening and how to protect against it. Last December, finally sickened by NYC and the culture, he moved his operations to Boulder, CO where he currently resides. His primary goal at the moment is two-fold. Protect his assets and those of my family and spread the word so that as many people in the U.S. can get as financially and mentally prepared as possible. To that end, Mike founded the website http://www.libertyblitzkrieg.com in March of 2012. His stated intention is this: "My number one goal is to help as many people as possible protect themselves from the financial and social calamity that is coming to this planet as a consequence of the actions of the Central Planners and those that play ball with them as a means to enrich themselves at the expense of the species. I am dedicated to restoring Liberty to the United States of America."
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