Legalize It! The Genesis of Gold Newsletter
Brien Lundin joins me for the debut podcast episode. He shares the history of Gold Newsletter, how he got involved, and why precious metals remain as relevant as ever. Further, he weighs in on how young people can enter the market and build their own investment portfolios.
In particular, we address the significance of Jim Blanchard’s life, as the founder of the publication and the New Orleans Investment Conference. Blanchard employed civil disobedience and creative activism to mock and embarrass the US federal government, including a plane that flew over Richard Nixon’s inauguration.
- Confessions of a Gold Bug (297 pages, Adam Smith Publishing, 1990). You can also read my review of the book with the PanAm Post: “The Heroic Gold Bug You Never Heard Of.”
- Ayn Rand’s last public lecture, at the 1981 New Orleans Investment Conference.
- American Institute for Economic Research, founded by Edward Harwood in 1933. My two published articles with them were “The New Zealand Way,” in the Washington Times, and “Japan’s Lost Decade: The Dangers of Deficit Spending,” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Our new Twitter handle: @GoldNewsletter.
Fergus Hodgson (@FergHodgson) is an economic consultant and Gold Newsletter‘s digital-media director.