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Claudio Grass

Claudio Grass is a passionate advocate of free-market thinking and libertarian philosophy. Following the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics he is convinced that sound money and human freedom are inextricably linked to each other. He is one of the founders of GoldAndLiberty.com.

Articles by Claudio Grass

Economic freedom: Politics, of course, by its nature is always the pursuit of the Left

8 days ago

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Article II of II, by Claudio Grass

Collectivism is extremely versatile and very easy for political animals to “sell” to the public and to weaponize. Politics, of course, by its nature is always the pursuit of the Left, if we are to follow strict definitions. It seeks to influence and coerce others and it abhors individual liberties and self-determination. What we know as far-right is national socialism and the rest is international socialism. Either way, it is all collectivism in different shapes and forms. 

Sometimes it takes advantage of the fears and the (often legitimate) grievances of all those hard working citizens that feel betrayed and left behind. It promises them protection, retribution and special privileges in the future – they can have all that and

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Economic freedom: Politics, of course, by its nature is always the pursuit of the Left

8 days ago

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Article II of II, by Claudio Grass

Collectivism is extremely versatile and very easy for political animals to “sell” to the public and to weaponize. Politics, of course, by its nature is always the pursuit of the Left, if we are to follow strict definitions. It seeks to influence and coerce others and it abhors individual liberties and self-determination. What we know as far-right is national socialism and the rest is international socialism. Either way, it is all collectivism in different shapes and forms. 

Sometimes it takes advantage of the fears and the (often legitimate) grievances of all those hard working citizens that feel betrayed and left behind. It promises them protection, retribution and special privileges in the future –

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Economic Freedom: The Cornerstone of Western Civilization

12 days ago

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Part I of II, by Claudio Grass

Western civilization – with all its scientific and technological progress, artistic prowess, philosophical and sociopolitical evolution, moral values, ethical principles and rich culture – took millennia to reach its famed “Enlightenment” point. It has been a rollercoaster, violently swinging from highs to lows and from darkness to light, from autocracy, tyranny and despotism to humanism and individualism and back again.

The “Old World” evolved and progressed gradually and non-linearly, by taking two steps forward and one step back. However, inch by inch and piece by piece, a clear trend eventually emerged: a shift towards Reason and a move away from superstition, towards the pursuit of knowledge and away from willful ignorance and

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Economic Freedom: The Cornerstone of Western Civilization

12 days ago

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Part I of II, by Claudio Grass

Western civilization – with all its scientific and technological progress, artistic prowess, philosophical and sociopolitical evolution, moral values, ethical principles and rich culture – took millennia to reach its famed “Enlightenment” point. It has been a rollercoaster, violently swinging from highs to lows and from darkness to light, from autocracy, tyranny and despotism to humanism and individualism and back again.

The “Old World” evolved and progressed gradually and non-linearly, by taking two steps forward and one step back. However, inch by inch and piece by piece, a clear trend eventually emerged: a shift towards Reason and a move away from superstition, towards the pursuit of knowledge and away

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Social justice and other evils

20 days ago

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The post-covid years have brought about an unquestionable acceleration and intensification in the attacks against the Western value system, against basic Enlightenment ideas and principles and against the pillars of the very civilization that gave us all the liberties, the rule of law and the justice system that we enjoy today (or used to enjoy until fairly recently at least).

All-important and self-evident ideas like the concept of meritocracy, individual liberty, freedom of speech and free competition have all been painted as selfish, as misanthropic and shameful by those who wish to destroy the Western way of life. The enemies of Reason have long been trying to replace these values with all kinds of twisted notions, under the guise of “social justice”.

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Interview with Executive Global: “The Return of Marxism in the West”

June 5, 2024

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Our special interview on Swiss Wealth Advisor with CLAUDIO GRASS, CEO and Independent Precious Metals Consultant, explores the manner in which astute investors may preserve wealth against the backdrop of debilitating central economic planning and monetary inflation. 

Executive Global sit down to discuss macroeconomic trends, precious metals, monetary policy and philosophy with the advisor to affluent institutional and private clients.

Executive Global: (EG)

We saw a heavy-handed totalitarian response to the events of 2020, something that you also noted and discussed when you recently sat down with HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. What were the main takeaways from that conversation? 

Claudio Grass: (CG)

I think among the most important lessons was the

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Interview with Executive Global: “The Return of Marxism in the West”

June 5, 2024

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Our special interview on Swiss Wealth Advisor with CLAUDIO GRASS, CEO and Independent Precious Metals Consultant, explores the manner in which astute investors may preserve wealth against the backdrop of debilitating central economic planning and monetary inflation. 

Executive Global sit down to discuss macroeconomic trends, precious metals, monetary policy and philosophy with the advisor to affluent institutional and private clients.

Executive Global: (EG)

We saw a heavy-handed totalitarian response to the events of 2020, something that you also noted and discussed when you recently sat down with HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. What were the main takeaways from that conversation? 

Claudio Grass: (CG)

I think among the most

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Saving in gold is the only reliable way to save 

April 25, 2024

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For the longest time, according to conventional and widely embraced wisdom, all responsible and prudent members of society had to have a savings account. All those hardworking taxpayers and all those forward-thinking and sensible individuals that understand the importance of planning ahead, of being prepared for whatever the future holds and of securing a better life for their children, have traditionally been expected to put whatever they could afford aside from their paycheck every month, and to deposit it in that “untouchable” account. It was strictly meant to be used after retirement, or for their kids’ college tuition, or in case of a devastating illness or other catastrophic emergency.

Bit by bit, deposit by deposit, that amount was

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Saving in gold is the only reliable way to save 

April 25, 2024

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For the longest time, according to conventional and widely embraced wisdom, all responsible and prudent members of society had to have a savings account. All those hardworking taxpayers and all those forward-thinking and sensible individuals that understand the importance of planning ahead, of being prepared for whatever the future holds and of securing a better life for their children, have traditionally been expected to put whatever they could afford aside from their paycheck every month, and to deposit it in that “untouchable” account. It was strictly meant to be used after retirement, or for their kids’ college tuition, or in case of a devastating illness or other catastrophic emergency.

Bit by bit, deposit by deposit, that amount was supposed to accrue

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Is Gold Overpriced or Can Its Price Go Even Higher?

April 9, 2024

This question has been at the center of a great many conversations I’ve been recently having with clients and friends. The way I like to answer it is with another question: Expensive compared to what?Despite its recent surge to record highs, there are compelling reasons why purchasing gold right now is a prudent decision, with strong indications that its value is poised to climb even higher. Making investment decisions solely based on the current price of any asset without considering its underlying value or future potential can be prove to be a very costly mistake.For one thing, it is obvious that there is a reason why gold has skyrocketed to these new levels. Actually, there are many reasons, and all of them are bound to become increasingly important and clear

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Is gold too expensive to buy right now?

April 9, 2024

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This question has been at the center of a great many conversations I’ve been recently having with clients and friends. The way I like to answer it is with another question: Expensive compared to what? 

Despite its recent surge to record highs, there are compelling reasons why purchasing gold right now is a prudent decision, with strong indications that its value is poised to climb even higher. Making investment decisions solely based on the current price of any asset without considering its underlying value or future potential can be prove to be a very costly mistake.

For one thing, it is obvious that there is a reason why gold has skyrocketed to these new levels. Actually, there are many reasons, and all of them are bound to become increasingly important and

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Is gold too expensive to buy right now?

April 8, 2024

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This question has been at the center of a great many conversations I’ve been recently having with clients and friends. The way I like to answer it is with another question: Expensive compared to what? 

Despite its recent surge to record highs, there are compelling reasons why purchasing gold right now is a prudent decision, with strong indications that its value is poised to climb even higher. Making investment decisions solely based on the current price of any asset without considering its underlying value or future potential can be prove to be a very costly mistake.

For one thing, it is obvious that there is a reason why gold has skyrocketed to these new levels. Actually, there are many reasons, and all of them are bound to become

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Sound Individualism vs Toxic Collectivism

March 4, 2024

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Part II of II by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

When it comes to the State, however, and all its ministries, branches and institutions, a very different set of rules seems to apply – a much more lenient, flexible and liberal one.

For example, the core pledge of security, protection and stability has yet to be fulfilled: no government has ever delivered on any of these promises socially, economically, geopolitically, or monetarily for any meaningful period of time. No matter how consistently and how faithfully the people keep their end of the deal, those in power always seem to have a ready excuse as to why they failed to honor their own and a confident assurance that they definitely, absolutely and unquestionably will, if you reelect them of course. 

It is such an

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Sound Individualism vs Toxic Collectivism

March 4, 2024

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Part II of II by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

When it comes to the State, however, and all its ministries, branches and institutions, a very different set of rules seems to apply – a much more lenient, flexible and liberal one.

For example, the core pledge of security, protection and stability has yet to be fulfilled: no government has ever delivered on any of these promises socially, economically, geopolitically, or monetarily for any meaningful period of time. No matter how consistently and how faithfully the people keep their end of the deal, those in power always seem to have a ready excuse as to why they failed to honor their own and a confident assurance that they definitely, absolutely and unquestionably will, if you reelect them of

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Private property rights under siege 

March 1, 2024

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Part I of II by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

People invest in gold for many different reasons. Many do so out of concern over economic, monetary or political uncertainty. Others seek a hedge against inflation, a way to protect and preserve the real purchasing power of their savings. There are also those who simply seek some peace of mind, a dependable insurance, so that no matter what the future holds and no matter how bad the “worst case scenario” turns out to be, they would still have a solid “Plan B”.

All these are valid, sound and sensible reasons to invest in gold; at least for long-term investors, for those who truly understand the true value and the core purpose of physical precious metals. 

Yet ultimately, all these concerns

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Private property rights under siege 

March 1, 2024

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Part I of II by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

People invest in gold for many different reasons. Many do so out of concern over economic, monetary or political uncertainty. Others seek a hedge against inflation, a way to protect and preserve the real purchasing power of their savings. There are also those who simply seek some peace of mind, a dependable insurance, so that no matter what the future holds and no matter how bad the “worst case scenario” turns out to be, they would still have a solid “Plan B”.

All these are valid, sound and sensible reasons to invest in gold; at least for long-term investors, for those who truly understand the true value and the core purpose of physical precious metals. 

Yet ultimately, all these concerns share a common denominator.

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A perfect storm in the making 

February 15, 2024

The New Year is usually associated with a new beginning, a fresh start, or a “clean slate”. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, these are wishes that are bound to remain unfulfilled – for them, the New Year has nothing “new” to offer at all: it will only perpetuate all the same burdens, obligations and worries of the past year and of the ones that came before.
One physical, practical manifestation of this (though it is certainly not a unique, or even a rare, example) is the fact that at the start of 2024, U.S. household debt reached a record high of $17.3 trillion, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To most of us, this is probably a shocking and nearly inconceivable amount, and it becomes even more surreal once one also factors in

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A perfect storm in the making 

February 15, 2024

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The New Year is usually associated with a new beginning, a fresh start, or a “clean slate”. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, these are wishes that are bound to remain unfulfilled – for them, the New Year has nothing “new” to offer at all: it will only perpetuate all the same burdens, obligations and worries of the past year and of the ones that came before.

One physical, practical manifestation of this (though it is certainly not a unique, or even a rare, example) is the fact that at the start of 2024, U.S. household debt reached a record high of $17.3 trillion, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To most of us, this is probably a shocking and nearly inconceivable amount, and it becomes even more surreal once one also factors in the

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Europe’s Agrarian Uprisings: Brussels is reaping what it sowed 

February 1, 2024

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Across the European landscape, a disquiet rumbles beneath the surface of rolling hills and fertile plains. It emanates from the very backbone of the continent – its farmers. From the tractor rallies of France and Germany to the demonstrations in Poland and the Netherlands, a wave of agrarian protests has erupted, driven by a potent cocktail of frustration, betrayal, and a yearning for stability.

Over the past few years, farmers in Western Europe have increasingly vehemently opposed policies designed to protect the environment, arguing that such measures incur excessive costs. Environmental regulations, lauded as “Farm to Fork” by the EU, are perceived by many as constricting livelihoods and punishing hardworking farmers and producers. Quotas, restrictions, and a

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Corrupt Money = Corrupt Society

January 19, 2024

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Discussion with Sean from SGT Report about the corruption of our money which has led to the corruption of society.

to watch the video click on this link: https://rumble.com/v44t52f-corrupt-money-corrupt-world-claudio-grass.html

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2024 outlook: Gold Shines Bright in the Gathering Storm

December 31, 2023

The year 2024 is poised to be a critical period for the global economy and it already appears to be fraught with economic and geopolitical challenges, casting a dark shadow over the global landscape. Signs of a looming economic downturn are becoming increasingly evident and the many challenges we faced over the past year will certainly remain with us for many months to come.

Economic and monetary landscape 

Central bankers in most advanced economies have already all but announced their intentions for 2024. After claiming that inflation is under control, arguably very prematurely, they are clearly in a hurry to return to expansionary monetary policies. This is because the cracks in the global economy are becoming blatantly obvious. However, their go-to panacea of ultra-low rates

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2024 outlook: Gold Shines Bright in the Gathering Storm

December 31, 2023

The year 2024 is poised to be a critical period for the global economy and it already appears to be fraught with economic and geopolitical challenges, casting a dark shadow over the global landscape. Signs of a looming economic downturn are becoming increasingly evident and the many challenges we faced over the past year will certainly remain with us for many months to come.

Economic and monetary landscape 

Central bankers in most advanced economies have already all but announced their intentions for 2024. After claiming that inflation is under control, arguably very prematurely, they are clearly in a hurry to return to expansionary monetary policies. This is because the cracks in the global economy are becoming blatantly obvious. However, their go-to

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2023: A year in review

December 30, 2023

After the catastrophic covid crisis of 2020 and 2021, the extremely impactful and consequential Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, many hoped that 2023 would break this terrible bad spell and finally present us all with some hope, economically, geopolitically, socially, technologically. Unfortunately, it only offered further reasons for serious concerns on all these fronts. 

Economically, even though the official inflation rate followed a downward trajectory, in most major economies it still failed to reach the 2% target. To the contrary, in real, practical terms, most households continued to struggle with high prices for daily necessities and bills and obligations (especially those ordinary expenses that are not included in the official CPI

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2023: A year in review

December 30, 2023

After the catastrophic covid crisis of 2020 and 2021, the extremely impactful and consequential Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, many hoped that 2023 would break this terrible bad spell and finally present us all with some hope, economically, geopolitically, socially, technologically. Unfortunately, it only offered further reasons for serious concerns on all these fronts. 

Economically, even though the official inflation rate followed a downward trajectory, in most major economies it still failed to reach the 2% target. To the contrary, in real, practical terms, most households continued to struggle with high prices for daily necessities and bills and obligations (especially those ordinary expenses that are not included in the official CPI calculations). Higher interest rates

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The awakening of the working class 

December 7, 2023

Part II of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

One of the maxims I tend to mention quite often in sociopolitical debates or in response to arguments about the flawlessness of the democratic process is “the smallest minority is the individual”. To some, it might sound trite or banal, and perhaps it is; but it does carry a meaning that I believe is an essential human value and a fundamental building block for any civilized, productive and prosperous society. Any group of people, any social structure, and any political system that does not recognize the uniqueness, the potential, the invaluable unpredictability and the sheer beauty of the individual human mind and instead seeks to cage it, to tame it, or to force it to conform and to “fit in”, is certainly and demonstrably doomed to

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The awakening of the working class 

December 5, 2023

Part I of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

It is a worn-out cliché that many (if not most) political zealots meet their downfall because of their arrogance. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall,” the proverb goes, and it does prove true more often than not. The specific kind of pride, or haughty spirit, or plain hubris in this case, has to do with the certainty that some people have (one can’t imagine how and why it could have been originally acquired, so it must have been bestowed) that they are smarter, wiser, or just simply better than their fellow humans. 

Perhaps they seek to dominate, to subjugate, to tyrannize and to oppress – to bully others, for no conceivable reason, merely for bullying’s sake. Or perhaps their motivations are not

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The awakening of the working class 

December 5, 2023

Part I of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

It is a worn-out cliché that many (if not most) political zealots meet their downfall because of their arrogance. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall,” the proverb goes, and it does prove true more often than not. The specific kind of pride, or haughty spirit, or plain hubris in this case, has to do with the certainty that some people have (one can’t imagine how and why it could have been originally acquired, so it must have been bestowed) that they are smarter, wiser, or just simply better than their fellow humans. 

Perhaps they seek to dominate, to subjugate, to tyrannize and to oppress – to bully others, for no conceivable reason, merely for bullying’s sake. Or perhaps

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War is the health of the State

November 24, 2023

Part II of II by Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

This is precisely what the State is doing. The idea of war, mayhem and destruction being economic boosters is exactly what has supported the thin facade that politicians like to place over their greed and their personal gain that they derive from the military industrial complex. “It’s good for the country”, is certainly easier to sell than “it’s good for me and my reelection campaign”.

The taxpayer will not see a penny’s worth of their “investment” in the military aid budget, which is essentially a forced wealth transfer, a bailout for defense contractors. The public’s hard-earned money will simply go to the pockets of the State and its cronies, to produce tools of destruction instead of

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War is the health of the State

November 24, 2023

Part II of II by Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

This is precisely what the State is doing. The idea of war, mayhem and destruction being economic boosters is exactly what has supported the thin facade that politicians like to place over their greed and their personal gain that they derive from the military industrial complex. “It’s good for the country”, is certainly easier to sell than “it’s good for me and my reelection campaign”.

The taxpayer will not see a penny’s worth of their “investment” in the military aid budget, which is essentially a forced wealth transfer, a bailout for defense contractors. The public’s hard-earned money will simply go to the pockets of the State and its cronies, to produce tools of destruction instead of anything that could

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