There are always more people to thank at the birth of a new book than can be named, so let me start with a blanket thank you to everyone who contributed.
Special thanks go to my wife, Ancha Casey, for suggesting, guiding, correcting, prodding, and motivating me on these conversations, throughout the years of their creation. My partners, David Galland and Olivier Garret, also deserve special thanks for their work and support making it happen.
Terry Coxon, economist and editor extraordinaire—also former editor of Harry Browne, whose books contributed so much to my development as a person and as an investor—I thank profusely for jumping on this project and getting it done so quickly and completely. The production staff at Casey Research deserves great thanks as well, for all their work proofing, tweaking, posting, fixing, etc., these conversations over the years.
Finally, I’m not sure how to thank my friend and brother in arms, Lobo Tiggre (Louis James), whose uncanny ability to almost read my mind made these conversations what they are. It is he, the indefatigable “L,” who saddles up with me every week for our intellectual excursions and makes sure they get published on time for our readers.
I do hope you enjoy reading about the ideas as much as we enjoyed conversing about them.