This idyllic valley in Switzerland could soon change the world…

Zug, Switzerland
July 24, 2015

I’m sitting here on a park bench with my friend and colleague Johann Gevers overlooking an absolutely serene lake in Zug, Switzerland.

With the elegant and imposing mountains behind, it’s as quintessentially Swiss as you can get.

Johann is the founder of Monetas, an advanced digital transaction platform that could dramatically change the way people do business around the world

Monetas is a ‘cryptofinance’ company-- part[...] Click here to continue reading

The height of idiocy: US Government hijacks the whole Swiss banking system

October 15, 2014
En route to New York

True story.

One of our SMC members just received a package from HSBC giving him and his wife a deadline to comply with FATCA—US’ global tax law.

As Canadians they’d long felt bad for Americans having to deal with the overbearing burden of FATCA. Never did they think it would affect them.

But suddenly they had just four weeks to prove that they[...] Click here to continue reading

Do you want financial privacy? Do this.

August 14, 2014
Spoleto, Italy

Remember in the first Bourne movie when Jason wakes up after being rescued from the Mediterranean Sea?

Suffering from amnesia he doesn’t remember who he is, or what had happened to him. The only clue he has is a tiny surgically implanted projector that displays a safe deposit box number for a bank in Zürich.

For a very long time Switzerland was the hallmark of privacy, especially[...] Click here to continue reading

One government that’s doing a lot of things right

June 3, 2010
Washington, DC

As a permanent traveler with no fixed home, I'm fortunate to be largely insulated from the incompetence and negative consequences of most governments. Through the proper use of internationalization techniques, I'm able to reduce my tax burdens, increase my privacy, protect my assets, take advantage of more opportunities, and substantially reduce my exposure to thieving bureaucrats.

Consequently, I generally try to avoid complaining too much about governments in[...] Click here to continue reading

Questions: The job postings, tax implications, Asian banking, Switzerland, Belize

April 30, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

It's chilly in Las Vegas, but I'm having a great time meeting so many subscribers here at the Casey conference; I'm pleased at how many have turned up for the event, and I'm always humbled by the exceptional people we have in our community.

My only regret is that the conference organizers could not allocate more space for Sovereign Man readers, and I will personally ensure this[...] Click here to continue reading

Your questions: Central American healthcare, Swiss banking, Panama foreclosures, Belize

January 29, 2010
Boquete, Panama

It's a beautiful day in the Panamanian highlands, and I'm taking the opportunity to explore the countryside for undervalued land deals.  The Chiriqui province of Panama, where I am now, is sort of like the Panamanian version of Texas-- fiercely independent and proud... locals consider themselves to be citizens of Chiriqui first, and Panamanians second.

As we've discussed in previous letters, I have been sincerely exploring the idea[...] Click here to continue reading