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Ayn Rand, Economic Instability, and Gold (Guest: Edmund Contoski)

February 2, 2018

Edmund Contoski joins the podcast to talk more about his new book The Impending Monetary Revolution, the Dollar and Gold, how Ayn Rand’s philosophy influenced his own work, and the need for currency to return to a gold standard.

Edmund Contoski is a successful businessman and author on monetary issues. He is the former director of planning for an internationally renowned environmental consulting firm and has held various positions in real estate development companies. He is also an expert on economic and monetary issues, lecturing widely on the subject. He’s the author of three books: Makers and Takers: How Wealth and Progress Are Made and How They Are Taken Away or Prevented, The Trojan Project, and The Impending Monetary Revolution, the Dollar and Gold.

Mr. Contoski sat down with Chris Talgo and Arianna Wilkerson to commemorate Ayn Rand’s birthday on February 2. He calls Atlas Shrugged the “greatest and most influential book” and credits it as the impetus for his career as an author. He then delves deep into world events that directly contributed to our current monetary environment of fiat currencies and uncontrollable federal debt. He believes a return to sound money backed by gold is inevitable and is optimistic about the development of cryptocurrencies.

You can purchase Contoski’s books at store.heartland.org

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Constitutional Reform
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Chris Talgo is marketing coordinator for The Heartland Institute
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Arianna Wilkerson works in government relations at The Heartland Institute.
awilkerson@heartland.org
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Edmund Contoski has had a varied career. He is a former director of planning for an internationally renowned environmental consulting firm doing business in more than 40 countries.
edmund.contoski@gmail.com