The Day The Dollar Died, Part II

by James Rickards
Daily Reckoning

There is a concept, advanced by a philosopher named Karl Popper. Karl Popper decades ago called piecemeal engineering. What he meant by this is if you’re one of the power elites in the world — a political leader, finance minister or head of a globalist institution who wants to run the world or tell other people how to live their lives — you can’t do it all at once.

Many have tried. Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, the great dictators in history have tried to do everything at once. But they were all defeated because they invite retaliation and pushback of various kinds.

Popper said that if you want to change the world, you must do it slowly, one piece at a time, in ways that people don’t notice. An analogy is something called the ratchet. A ratchet tool is a tool that only turns one way. You can turn it one way… but you can’t turn it back. It’s an irreversible process.

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