- Which power groups will determine how the war on cash is waged?
- Is it better to hold cash in savings/checking accounts, or securities accounts?
- What will likely happen with retirement accounts?
- Ways to diversify your cash risk
If you have not yet read Part 1: The War on Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.
In Part 1, we reviewed the basic elements of the war on cash, and how it benefits banks and governments but not households that don’t already own productive assets.
In Part 2, we’ll review the downside of imposing capital controls and eliminating physical cash, and discuss strategies to protect our financial assets from bail-ins and negative interest rates/fees on cash.
What Will The Wealthy And Politically Powerful Tolerate?
One of the key dynamics in this discussion is: what will the wealthy and powerful tolerate? Any policy that inhibits or harms the wealthy and politically powerful is a non-starter, and so if we align our strategies accordingly, we are less likely to suffer any negative consequences.
The wealthy and politically powerful have little need for physical cash (President John F. Kennedy famously carried no cash), so eliminating cash will probably not generate any resistance in the financial elite.
But other forms of capital control, such as requiring retirement accounts to hold Treasury bonds and limiting transfers to other nations’ banks might…