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    David Roche
    Instrategy Books: Living in the Grayzone

    We have published this short book on the fundamental geopolitical shifts in the 21st century.  The war in Ukraine and the potential conflict over Taiwan challenges traditional Cold War notions and introduces a dynamic where the term “grayzone” aptly captures contemporary geopolitical rivalries.

    Global alliances are crystallizing into two distinct formations: an autocratic alliance led by China with Russia as a subordinate partner and a democratic alliance led by the United States. These alliances draw in N-factor states, countries that do not align formally with either camp. The intricate dance to entice or coerce these states becomes a crucial aspect of the evolving geopolitical landscape.

    The grayzone world has profound economic implications. As grayzone conflicts unfold, economic models shift, leading to the end of globalization and the resurgence of big government intervention.

    The grayzone conflict introduces a paradigm shift in monetary and fiscal policies. Central banks are tasked with anchoring inflation in the face of supply shocks, while fiscal policies aim to de-bottleneck economic systems. The acceptance of big government emerges as a positive force, as seen in the new Washington Consensus focusing on reversing capital misallocation and promoting industrial rejuvenation through state-private partnerships.

    The grayzone conflict introduces the possibility of de-dollarisation as alliances influence the composition of global reserves. The rise of the renminbi as a potential challenger to the dollar, coupled with the weaponisation of FX reserves and changing economic structures, will reshape the global reserve currency landscape.

    As the grayzone conflict unfolds, global geopolitics is navigating uncharted territory. The balance between alliances, economic models and major currencies will shape the future world order.

    Product Details

    Copyright: Independent Strategy Ltd (Standard Copyright Licence)
    Edition: First Edition
    Published: 2 January 2024
    Language: English
    Pages: 77
    Binding: Paperback
    Interior Ink: Black and White

    By David Roche
    Instrategy Books: Quantum Economics – Economics redefined by reality

    Quantum Physics has changed our knowledge of reality. This book applies this (just) to economics. It describes how and why traditional economics is structurally flawed, cannot predict, and provides comfort zones for mediocre thinking.

    Product Details

    Copyright: Independent Strategy Ltd (Standard Copyright Licence)
    Edition: First Edition
    Published: 8 February 2022
    Language: English
    Pages: 40
    Binding: Paperback
    Interior Ink: Black and White
    Weight: 0.05 kg
    Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

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    By David Roche, James Lister-Cheese and Nick Kennedy
    Instrategy Books: Death of Democracy

    Is democracy in the 21st century dying? Will it become a rare beast in an autocratic world full of old people, robots and AI? There are certainly signs that this will happen.

    Product Details

    Copyright: Independent Strategy Ltd (Standard Copyright Licence)
    Edition: First Edition
    Published: 14 September 2018
    Language: English
    Pages: 74
    Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
    Interior Ink: Full colour
    Weight: 0.05 kg
    Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

    by David Roche and Bob McKee
    Instrategy Books: Democrisis

    Democracy caused the debt crisis. Will it survive it? The question is whether new global leaders will stimulate the democratic model.

    Product Details

    ISBN: 9781471751653
    Copyright: Standard Copyright Licence
    Publisher: Lulu
    Published: 30 October 2012
    Language: English
    Pages: 133
    Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
    Interior Ink: Black & white
    Weight: 0.25 kg
    Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

    By David Roche and Bob McKee
    Instrategy Books: Sovereign DisCredit!

    We’ve had the credit crunch and afterwards a deep economic recession. Now get ready for a sovereign debt crisis after the biggest rise in government debt globally since world war two.

    Product Details

    ISBN: 9781445759760
    Copyright: Independent Strategy (Standard Copyright Licence)
    Publisher: Independent Strategy
    Published: 28 April 2010
    Language: English
    Pages: 125
    Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
    Interior Ink: Black & white
    Weight: 0.24 kg
    Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

    A new edition of the book by David Roche and Bob McKee
    Instrategy Books: New Monetarism

    After predicting a global credit crisis in the first edition, in this new edition of New Monetarism, one year of the global credit crunch is reviewed and what will happen now.

    Product Details

    ISBN: 9781435745704
    Copyright: Independent Strategy (Standard Copyright Licence)
    Edition: Second edition
    Publisher: Robert McKee
    Published: 26 August 2008
    Language: English
    Pages: 123
    Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
    Interior Ink: Black & white
    Weight: 0.24 kg
    Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

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