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Three Historic Cycles Threaten Your Wealth

By February 8, 2022February 8th, 2023No Comments

“Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again — forever.”

— True Detective

Addison WigginDear Reader,

Earlier today, protesting truckers shut down the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit, Michigan, to Canada.

Their demand remains the same: end all COVID-19 mandates and restrictions. And their methods follow a playbook that’s been repeated throughout history.

As we mentioned yesterday, the pushback against government overreach is actually cyclical. In fact, Mark Moss, founder of Market Disruptors, says the protests are just one of three cycles that are looping back around. The second one is a technological revolution and the third is financial.

“They’re actually converging right now,” he tells me. And will “unfortunately, slaughter the under-prepared.”

Let’s start with the political cycles. Mark explains that historically, there has been a “populist uprising” every 84 years or so. The last time it happened was in the 1930s, which saw the rise of Hitler, Mussolin and Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, which “kind of took America from a capitalist to a socialist type country.”

And 84 years before then, Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto, “which led to the European Spring or the Springtime of the Peoples, which was the largest revolution in European history.”

The protests we’ve seen over the past few years are signs that history is repeating itself, Mark says. “We could see some of these things back with Brexit,” he explains. “I think Trump being elected in the United States was a big sign of that as well.”

There’s also the Black Lives Matter movement and similar civil protests.

But Mark also believes the 84-year cycle is converging with a bigger cycle — one that spins around every 252 years or so.

The late 1700s saw the American and French Revolutions. Go back another 250 years, and you’ll find the Protestant Reformation.

“The big piece to understand here is that what those represent is they’re pushing back on globalism or centralization,” Mark tells me.

In the American Revolution, “they rejected the centralization of the monarchy and they set up a decentralized government.” The Protestant Revolution saw the Roman Catholic Church lose much of its centralized power.

And one of the primary causes of the Protestant Revolution was a technological innovation — the printing press. It changed the world… just like new technologies seem to do every 50 years or so.

Go back to 1971, which saw the investigation of the microprocessor. “It allowed us to have computers, mobile phones, internet, telecommunications,” Mark explains.

Today blockchains have the potential to revolutionize the world, assisting in the revolt against centralization.

Finally, there’s an 80-year financial cycle that involves long-term debt. Essentially, world governments rack up so much debt they have no choice but to reset the system.

Hmm… why does a coming “great reset” ring a bell?

As you can see, all of these cycles involve a reversal of centralization. You could say, then, that we’re living in a time of peak centralization.

More on what that means to you and your wealth tomorrow.

Follow your bliss,

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin
Founder, The Financial Reserve

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.