A Moneychanger Interview — Daniel Oliver of Myrmikan Research

Published; Friday, January 20, 2017 a.d. by Franklin Sanders

. . . Trump’s victory was historically inevitable. The American Constitution was modeled on the Roman Republic, and we all know (or should know) what happened to Rome. As the republic turned to empire, credit levels exploded, widening the gap between rich and poor. A citizenry composed of small landowners was transformed into a plantation system, more efficient but less flexible, able to sustain the populace through government hand-outs, but destructive of civic virtue: latifundis perdidere Italiam.” — Daniel Oliver in Myrmikan (November 2016)

Daniel Oliver Jr. is President of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970 to promote greater public understanding of the nature of monetary institutions and of the central role that a healthy monetary system plays in the well-being, indeed, in the very survival of a free society.

In 2009, he founded Myrmikan Capital, an investment firm specializing in micro-capitalized gold mining companies. Previously, he worked for Bearing Capital, LLC, a private equity firm in Buenos Aires focused on Latin American commodities investments.

Mr. Oliver graduated from Columbia Law School with honors in 2001, where he was President of the Federalist Society. After practicing corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and co-founding two venture companies, he attended INSEAD and obtained an MBA in 2005.

His first job was at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, which filled him with a love of writing. He currently publishes commentary on monetary principles in various media outlets, on financial television and radio programs, and speaks at monetary and investment conferences. He is finishing a book on the nature and history of credit bubbles, which stretch back to ancient Greece and beyond.

Visit http://myrmikan.com/port/ to sign up for his free monthly commentary, elegantly written and filled with historical understanding and original insights.

Dan is a National Review Institute Fellow and is an alumnus of the Swiss American Foundation’s Young Leadership Conference.

He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters, and kindly made time for this interview on 4 January 2017.

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October 30th, 2018 a.d. interview with Daniel Oliver: Signs the Credit Bubble is Bursting