Casey travels 150,000 miles a year looking for bargains. Investment
bargains, that is -- he's one of the world's leading authorities on
international investing. He has visited more than 170 countries seeking
stock, real estate, precious metals, and commodities opportunities.
He writes about his discoveries in his newsletter, International
Speculator, which has been published for more than 25 years.
Casey also touts his global investment advice in books. He is the author
of Crisis Investing (1979), which spent 29 weeks at #1 on The
New York Times bestseller list. He also wrote The International
Man (1976), Strategic Investing (1982), and Crisis
Investing For The Rest Of The '90s (1995).
Casey has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including
Merv Griffin, NBC News, Donahue, Regis Philbin, Charlie Rose, and CNN,
and has been written about in Forbes, People, The Washington Post,
Time magazine, and others.
In 1981, he founded the Eris Society (named after the Greek goddess
of discord), a group of "free thinkers" who discuss the arts,
science, philosophy, politics, and theology from a libertarian perspective.
He served as a trustee for The Liberty Foundation and the Fully Informed
Jury Foundation, and is a contributing editor for Liberty magazine.
In 1996, he served as the co-chair of Harry Browne's Libertarian campaign
Casey falls on the very small-government end of the libertarian
spectrum. He calls himself a "libertarian anarchist," and
said in 1979, "The thought of how far the human race would have
advanced without government simply staggers the imagination." He
writes a regular column on the website WorldNetDaily.com, which gives
him a platform upon which to expound on his convictions. Some examples...
On national defense: "My solution is to
radically change U.S. strategy. That means, first, completely withdrawing
U.S. troops from all foreign countries. And, second, abolish all foreign
aid and military aid, and disengage from all military alliances."
(March 6, 2003)
On a proposed mission to Mars: "It's a
government project. That means it boils down to a welfare scheme for
NASA, which has devolved into a bloated bureaucracy -- a government
agency that builds rockets about as cost-benefit efficiently as the
Post Office delivers the mail." (February 19, 2004)
On war: "I'm quite anti-war in general
principle, of course -- war is the health of the state." (March
On taxes: "Suppose a mugger approaches
you on the street and demands your money. Would you say he has a right
to it? Suppose, however, he explains he needs it for his hungry children.
Does that make it any more right? Suppose he explains that he's doing
so as the agent of a majority of the local residents. Does he now have
a right to your money? How about if he says he represents the government?
The answer, as I see it, is that he has no right at all." (May
One little-known fact about Casey: he graduated from Georgetown University
in 1968, where one of his classmates was an aspiring politician named
-- Bill Winter