Author, Blogger, Filmmaker, Strategic Planner

Gonzalo Lira has had a varied career as a novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director, venture capitalist, and economic blogger. Educated at Dartmouth College, he has lived throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. In 2014, The Daily Reckoning ranked him number five of ... more

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Moral Normcore
“Normcore” is a label for the current fashion trend of wearing undistinctive, unremarkable clothing—but the word itself is exploding across the American zeitgeist. Somehow, people sense that the word describes more than just fashion...
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The Twitter In The Coalmine: The End Of Asset Price Inflation?
So Twitter (TWTR) released some user figures, and they are not good. Bottom line, the company is losing money, and its user-base is shrinking—which is why the stock took an 11% tumble in after-hours trading as I write these words. Twitter’s stock has fallen nearly 50% in four months.
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Only In America, Part I
The New York Times has a front-page story about how Federal prosecutors are getting tough on the banksters. The headline: “Long Seen As Immune, Two Wall Street Banks Become Targets”. But let's take a closer look...
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CNY Market Vectors-Renminbi/USD ETN
COF Capital One Financial Corporation
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland Capped
EUO ProShares UltraShort Euro
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund
FCHI iShares FTSE China (HK Listed) Index Fund
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
INVE Identive Group Inc.
IRL The New Ireland Fund Inc.
VGK VANGUARD EUROPEAN ETF
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Dartmouth College
BA
1991 / 1995
History and Philosophy

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A Secret History of The American Crash
Gonzalo Lira
ebook
03/06/2014
What will happen when the frayed bonds between Americans finally snap, and the United States becomes a free-for-all? In this groundbreaking new novel, Gonzalo Lira creates a mind-blowing alternate history, showing in mesmerizing detail what could happen in an America that’s gone off the tracks. Written from the point of view of the year 2020, the Secret History presents the testimony of eye-witnesses to the events that marked and shaped America between 2014 and 2020.
Hyperinflation in America
Gonzalo Lira
ebook
02/18/2014
For the last six years, the amount of dollar-creation has been unprecedented in both U.S. and world history. In less than six years, the Federal Reserve has “expanded its balance sheet” by over three trillion dollars. To give you the visual: $3,150,000,000,000 Yes: That’s what’s been printed by the Federal Reserve.
Counterparts
Gonzalo Lira
Putnam
12/29/1997
FBI agent Margaret Chisholm-a single mother and soccer mom, quiet, competent-is possessed of an unpredictable red rage that awes even her toughest colleagues. CIA agent Nicholas Denton-once a rising star, now considered a "disappointment"-manages to subtly control much of the Agency from his low-level desk. When Sister Marianne, a nun with a past, becomes the target of a fearsome international assassin, Chisholm and Denton are teamed up in an unlikely intra-agency pairing, code name: Counterparts.