James Dale Davidson, co-editor of Strategic Investment

James has spent over 30 years as a specialist “crisis investor,” which has taught him that it’s always the hardworking … the savers … the taxpayers … the folks who “play by the rules” who suffer the most.

About a decade ago, he retired from the investment advisory world — but he returned to Strategic Investment because he refused to sit idly by while Wall Street and Washington’s incompetence tore apart the lives of decent, hardworking Americans.

James has been warning investors about the dangers of a financial collapse for over 20 years. The first time was in his 1987 book, Blood in the Streets: Investment Profits in a World Gone Mad. Then he warned about America’s dire fiscal trends again in his 1994 book, The Great Reckoning: Protecting Yourself in the Coming Depression (which he wrote alongside former editor of The Times of London, Lord William Rees-Mogg). Both books were bestsellers. And now, he has his new book, The Age of Deception.

He’s also spent most of his adult life taking on an overreaching government. In 1974, he founded the National Taxpayers Union, which for 35 years has been protecting your right and that of every American to keep what they’ve earned. NTU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen group whose (350,000) members work every day for lower taxes and smaller government at all levels. Later, he cowrote The Sovereign Individual in 1997 to help people take control of their lives and investments. It was the book that would provide the beginnings of The Sovereign Society.

In September 1989, he also testified before the House Ways and Means Committee about the dangers of government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. It was one of the first oversight hearings on GSEs.

Over the years, he’s also helped investors protect their wealth and profit by accurately forecasting some of the biggest political shifts of our time … events such as the death of the Soviet Union … the fall of the Berlin Wall … the rise of Islamic terrorism … and the recent bank bailouts. These predictions were deemed “impossible” when they were made. (Newsweek even described his forecasts as “an unthinking attack on reason.”) But subsequent events have proven him right.