Jim Rickards joined Modern Wall Street and host Olivia Bono-Voznenko outside of the New York Stock Exchange in order to discuss his latest book, “The Road to Ruin” along with a series of topics focused on currency wars, the Federal Reserve and the looming recession facing Trump.
When asked about whether he is suggesting an inevitable economic catastrophe or whether the system is setting up for disaster he responded, “Both items are true. It is the way we’re structured and the risk in the system that will lead to a catastrophe. I would distinguish between a financial panic seen in 1998 and 2008, and a normal business cycle. Right now I think we’re more vulnerable to the business cycle. I think we’re headed into a recession.”
Jim Rickards is a New York Times best-selling author of The Road to Ruin. He is a lawyer who worked on Wall Street for decades. Currently, he advises the U.S intelligence community and military outlets on topics covering currency wars and international economics.