[Distributed Books]: THE BIG RE$ET: War on Gold and the Financial Endgame

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War on Gold and the Financial Endgame

By Willem Middelkoop 

Published by Amsterdam University Press
Distributed by the University of Chicago Press

Publication date: February 10, 2014 250 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
ISBN-13: 978-0-7083-2673-2 ISBN-13: 978-90-8964-599-9 | Paper $24.95


A system reset is imminent. Probably even before 2020, the world’s financial system will need to find a different anchor. The dollar has been at the center of the monetary system since the Second World War, but decades of money printing have caused a gradual but relentless dollar devaluation. In a desperate attempt to maintain this dollar system, the United States has waged a secret war on gold since the 1960s. China and Russia have pierced through the American smokescreen around gold and the dollar and are no longer willing to continue lending to the United States. Both countries have been accumulating enormous amounts of gold, positioning themselves for the next phase of the global financial system.

There are only two options: a financial reset planned well in advance, or a hastily implemented one on the back of a dollar crisis. The United States, realizing the dollar will lose its prominent role, seems to be planning a monetary reset that will surprise many. It will be designed to keep the United States in the driving seat, but will include strong roles for the Euro and China’s Renminbi. And it is likely gold—at values of up to $7,000 per troy ounce—will be reintroduced as one of the pillars of this next phase of the global financial system.


Willem Middelkoop is a financial economic journalist and founder of the Commodity Discovery Fund.

Please contact Nicholas Lilly at (773) 702-7490 or nlilly@press.uchicago.edu for more information.



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