About This Show
Personal liberty is deteriorating, the economy is on life support and can flat line any day now, governments around the world are getting crushed by debt, and it’s all getting worse at an exponential rate. Out of these circumstances Sovereign Man was born, and since 2009 we’ve scoured the globe for information, solutions and contacts that help individuals and companies rise above the problematic politics of bankrupt nation states and the fraudulent and fragile financial system by diversifying elements of their lives across national borders. The Sovereign Man podcast covers everything from offshore banking and second passports to finance, frontier investing and international living.
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075: It’s time to start believing in the Impossible
I’ll start today with a confession: I’m an unabashed optimist.
I believe that this is one of the most exciting times in all of human history to be alive. And with good reason.
Think about it-- compared to thousands of years of violent warfare that ravaged most of the world’s major cities, we live in an era of relative peace.
Pockets of conflict will always exist. But right now there’s no major world war… no persistent threat of nuclear annihilation.
We also live in a time when more than 1 billion people in developing countries are rapidly rising into the Middle Class.
Their standards of living are improving like never before seen, and this creates an abundance of compelling opportunity.
Also, we humans now have the capacity to live longer, healthier lives… and to stay productive for longer than ever before.
Just a few weeks ago, a Texas physicist named John Goodenough invented revolutionary new battery technology.
He’s 94, and he insists that he has plenty of great ideas left to invent.
Most of all we live in a time of astonishing technological transformation.
Entrepreneurs can start businesses in minutes and reach customers on the other side of the planet.
Consumers can find products from around the world and seek funding online through Peer-to-Peer websites instead of traditional banks.
It’s amazing what we’re able to do and achieve now thanks to modern technology, jus compared to even 10 or 20 years ago.
I count myself among the countless individuals who have been able to benefit from these exciting trends.
I’ve been able to travel to more than 120 countries, start (or acquire) successful businesses around the world in industries as diverse as agriculture (Chile), manufacturing (Australia), banking (Caribbean), and media (Asia).
Very little of this would have even been possible at the time of my birth 38-years ago.
And I marvel that so many of my employees are from former republics of the Soviet Union… something else what would have been impossible just 26-years ago.
Yet despite so much progress and extraordinary opportunity, it’s also important to stay realistic: the world has gotten itself into a twist.
Nearly every major western government is bankrupt with woefu