Life After The State

By Dominic Frisby

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    My name is Dominic Frisby.

    In 2005-6 I became disillusioned with the advice my financial advisers were giving me, sacked them and, reading insatiably, began to look after my own money. I was fascinated by the world of finance.

    It quickly became obvious to me that the global economy was a train crash waiting to happen – and it amazes me that leading politicians, economists and journalists all, without exception, failed to see it coming. Mad though my friends and family thought me at the time, I put everything I owned into gold. It has since appreciated by several hundred per cent.

    I read more and more voraciously. I started a podcast as an excuse to meet, talk to and learn from some of the incredible financial and economic minds I had come across in my research. Moneyweek Magazine asked me to write a column. I all but sacrificed my 'other career' as a comedian.

    This book is the culmination of these seven years of study, bordering on obsession. Just as I saw the financial crash of 2008 coming, I now see another one, even more calamitous, headed our way; only this one has serious political ramifications as well. But now, as then, not one high-profile politician, economist or journalist seems to "get it" - because not one of them have correctly identified the cause of our problems.

    I had never thought, before, about the nature of money. I never realised that there is a direct link between what we use as money and liberty, honesty and efficiency. It is in money – the blood of an economy – that our salvation lies.

    Support this book, and I’ll explain all.

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      Dominic Frisby is:

      A writer: Dominic writes a column about gold and money for Moneyweek, the UK's best-selling weekly financial magazine. He has written and produced numerous short films, pilots and videos. His most recent, Debt Bomb, went viral with over 1/4 million hits in 2 weeks. He also co-wrote and narrated the feature documentary about the global financial crisis, The Four Horsemen. (‘The beauty of Four Horsemen is the consummate ease and simplicity of the arguments, thanks to excellent writing and narration from Dominic Frisby,’ Front Row).

      An actor: Last year he appeared in The Inbetweeners movie, played the lead role in a new Irish drama for TG4 about the life of political revolutionary Erskine Childers, and shot a comedy pilot, Frisby’s Greatest Ever, in which he performs 9 different roles. This year he played the US president in this viral video.

      A comedian: 'Viciously funny and inventive', Guardian; 'Masterful', Evening Standard; 'Great comedy talent', Chortle.co.uk. He is resident host at London's oldest comedy club, Downstairs At The King's Head.

      A financial guru: As well as his column for Moneyweek, Dominic also hosts the Goldmoney Podcast and Frisby's Bulls and Bears, interviewing guests about economics and investing. He has spoken about gold many times on television and radio and at conferences.

      A voiceover: Day-to-day he is found trotting about the sound studios of London, voicing documentaries, ads, promos, trailers, cartoons and so on.

      He has also worked as a TV presenter, a boxing ring announcer, a florist, a removal man, an extremely camp theatrical agent's PA, a sports commentator and a busker.


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      30th July 2014 Bitcoin

      Afternoon all,

      My new book on Bitcoin is in its final stages of production.

      If you would like to read a copy of this award-winning*, best-selling†, critically-acclaimed‡ masterpiece and to get your name in the back, now's the time to sign up.

      I'm going to do a bit of a social media campaign over the coming week or so. If the theme of this message - which is to sign up for the Bitcoin book…

      11th February 2014 A new book

      Good afternoon,

      I have begun work on a new book. It's called 'Bitcoin - The Future Of Money?' . I am writing to tell you about it and to ask your help in making it happen.

      The more I research, the more amazing the Bitcoin story becomes.  The  mysteries surrounding its inception are as thrilling as Big Foot, the Babushka Lady or the Mary Celeste.  It is too early to say for sure, but, in…

      20th January 2014 Thursday February 6th at The Idler Academy

      Morning All,

      I am giving a talk at the Idler Academy in Westbourne Park on February 6th. Tom Hodgkinson, the Idler's founder, argues that we achieve more by doing less. Wouldn't be wonderful if the state was to embrace Tom's philosophy of inaction? There is, Tom and I have noticed, a real marriage between Idler ideals and those ventured in Life After The State

      Tom published my first foray…

      29th October 2013 Life After the State is at the printers

      Finally.

      I'm very excited. The cover looks great. The feedback so far has been excellent. And the official release date, November 7th (also my daughter Lola's birthday), is just a week or so away.

      This book is very much a product of the open source movement that is the internet. It could never have happened without all the knowledge, ideas, opinions, discussion and research that are so generously…

      6th August 2013 Last chance to get your name in the back

      Dear All,

      It's now time to move on to the next stage of production for Life After The State. If you haven't specified otherwise, the name in the back of the book will be the one you registered with at Unbound. If you want to change the name in the back to a friend or loved one and/or update your address details, find out how on our FAQ. Please be aware that the deadline for this is midnight (BST…

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