The Big Reset

War on Gold and the Financial Endgame

Willem Middelkoop

Willem Middelkoop

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

250 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9789089645999 Published February 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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 will be reintroduced as one of the pillars of this next phase of the global financial system. Insiders claim gold could be revalued up to $7,000 per troy ounce during this process.
Choice
“[A] readable, persuasive book. . . . Recommended.”
Eric Sprott, CEO, Sprott Asset Management
“This is a wonderful history and description of gold and it would be in everyone’s interest to understand its conclusion.”
Louk de Wilde, former CEO, Fortis Switzerland
“An outstanding book about the coming transfer of the economic world power due to the decline of the world supremacy of the United States. Written from an economic point of view it leads to the same result as in the famous book of Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations. Willem Middelkoop’s best book so far.”
James Rickards, author of The Death of Money and Currency War
“Willem Middelkoop and The Big Reset is right in the thick of the action! Great book; awesome statistical reference to go along with the analysis.”
Contents

Prologue

Introduction

1 The History of Money

2 Central Bankers: The Alchemists of Our Time

3 The History of the Dollar

4 A Planet in Debt

5 The War on Gold

4 The Big Reset

Epilogue

Bibliography

Appendix I: Demonetized Currencies (1700-2013)

Appendix II: Wall Street Fines (2000-2013)

Bibliography

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