by James Rickards
The stock market bounced back today after yesterday’s major losses. “Buy the dip” is alive and well.
But today, I want to revisit a topic I haven’t addressed much lately due to the pandemic, the inflation debate, and many other topics that have taken center stage.
I’m talking about the war on cash.
I’ve warned for a long time that governments are forcing citizens into digital forms of money so that they can more easily freeze accounts, seize assets and impose negative interest rates. As long as cash is an option, you can take your cash outside the system and avoid digital freezes.
Cash prevents central banks from imposing negative interest rates because if they did, people would withdraw their cash from the banking system.