Simon Hunt: Tectonic Politics

Published on
March 18th, 2015
38 minutes


  • HR
    Humberto R.
    6 June 2020 @ 13:52
    It seems like we (the RV community) need to revisit some of these older interviews to see how the thesis have played out. Simon, especially in his later 2016 interview, is extremely prescient. We don't get too many more chances to prepare of the coming global reset. Take heed.
  • RN
    Richard N.
    8 October 2016 @ 11:16
    I'm the only thumbs down on this windbag whose startling "fresh perspective" seems to have baffled a full 456 of you. But there's nothing startling in the Wise Simon's hysterical globaloney; indeed its rather hackneyed. There's always been a market in the West for some Enlightened sage that can point to a presumably Rational "Other" somewhere out in the East to shame and denounce the arrogance, perfidy and greed of Altar and Throne in superstitious Christian West, otherwise known these days as "America". Like Simon, Voltaire loved China as a shining example of a secular despotism run by an educated ethical elite, the Chinese Mandarins, so obviously superior to the hypocrisy and corruption of the decadent Catholic Church (read, America for today's reference); while for Protestants, it was the Ottomans, or all people, that provided the uplifting Asian moral exemplar. And John-Erik has it exactly right! Anyone that refers to the Chinese currency as the "Won" knows no more about China and its language than Voltaire did. Voltaire at least had a sense of humor, and can be forgiven much. But the insufferably ponderous and self-important Sage Simon, could at least be expected to pronounce the currency correctly before telling us that the civilized West's gloomy destiny hinges on control of the central Eurasian wastelands that gave us Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane. But who cares? WE in the post-Christian West still love to confess our sins hate ourselves (aka, "America") for them. But we don't get to church enough these days so good for you Grant! You brought the clergyman and his collapsible China confessional to us. I too just hate America and just gnaws away at me inside with everything the way it is these days. But after hearing the goodly Father Simon intone his startling fresh perspective with such severitas and gravitatas , I feel so much better. Ha Ha
    • SB
      Stephen B.
      21 July 2018 @ 18:49
      I have just watched all of Simon Hunts interviews again. They are priceless.
    • SB
      Stephen B.
      21 July 2018 @ 18:50
      I have just watched all of Simon Hunts interviews again. They are priceless.
  • RM
    Ryan M.
    12 August 2015 @ 05:06
    Starting to play out exactly as predicted
  • AP
    Aaron P.
    10 August 2015 @ 21:20
    Interesting perspective or theory on China getting out ahead of the next crisis.
  • CT
    Claudia T.
    11 April 2015 @ 20:38
    Excellent interview! Had to watch it twice!
  • CM
    Corentin M.
    11 April 2015 @ 20:36
    Great insight! Exactly what confirms my views on the mining sector
  • JS
    John S.
    30 March 2015 @ 13:14
    Wow. Definitely a different perspective. Think I will have to watch it again.
  • JH
    John-Erik H.
    29 March 2015 @ 12:16
    Great interview. But why does Simon constantly refers to the "Won", when he means the "Yuan". Rock on, Grant!
  • SJ
    Shawna J.
    24 March 2015 @ 19:05
    Gold backed currencies will not preclude corruption. The Corbett Report's missives on China (and other subjects) are much more insightful as to what's really going one IMO. Check it out.
  • AL
    Alex L.
    23 March 2015 @ 22:24
    You would never hear this in mainstream US media, an honest and critical look at the world and the effects of America's failing foreign policy. Well done!
  • IK
    Ian K.
    23 March 2015 @ 17:14
    GW: "The amount of pain that this [bursting of credit bubble] would cause is unprecedented." At this point I expected to hear a reminder about the Great Leap Forward. Great interview.
  • FJ
    Frank J.
    23 March 2015 @ 04:24
    Makes complete sense to me- just a question of when! Great interview. Frank
  • AL
    Alex L.
    23 March 2015 @ 02:16
    Wow! Let's have more interviews with Simon Hunt. Excellent piece RVTV!
  • KS
    Kashyap S.
    22 March 2015 @ 06:40
    Very drawn-out interview, reading the transcript would have been faster! I find nothing original here to merit the glowing comments I see above. Makes me wonder if viewers just have a "China fetish".
  • LH
    Larry H.
    22 March 2015 @ 02:44
    Grant, Incredibly insightful interview. Have him back soon. As someone said this alone is worth the price of the service for a year. Thanks .
  • MC
    Michael C.
    21 March 2015 @ 12:34
    If Saudi Arabia trade oil in anything other than US dollars, don't they risk losing the protection of the US military. That seems quite a massive step for them to take.
  • KF
    Kalen F.
    21 March 2015 @ 02:20
    Fascinating stuff
  • PW
    Phil W.
    20 March 2015 @ 17:03
    part 2: The IMF is US centric. If China, or Russia/India, is not satisfied with the outcome with the IMF decision, it may start to unravel. That's it!........Thanks
  • PW
    Phil W.
    20 March 2015 @ 16:49
    After pondering Mr Hunts interview, I think I have a catalyst that may cause this reset. As you all know, the IMF is in the midst of a five year review , of to whom is going to sit at the table.
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    20 March 2015 @ 15:52
    Simply brilliant. As always such an educational pleasure listening to Simon's views and insights.
  • BL
    Bruce L.
    19 March 2015 @ 21:48
    Hunt was terrific. Current US leadership are buffoons and the repeated use of $ as an economic "weapon" is only hastening its demise as world reserve.
  • GR
    Gregory R.
    19 March 2015 @ 18:19
    Hunt’s premise is credible. By taking the initiative China has the potential for more control of uncertain outcomes. Fortune favors the bold. The can-kinking west will be left reeling.
  • MB
    Mark B.
    18 March 2015 @ 23:45
    Mr. Hunt seems to be over playing China & Russia relative power. Putin likely not as in control as the west thinks. See Anne Yang's China comments on recent CSIS panel,
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    shashwat p.
    18 March 2015 @ 04:06
    As the great philosopher Mike Tyson once said "Everybody has a plan till they get punched in the face". Things don't usually go according to the plan.
  • AA
    Anthony A.
    18 March 2015 @ 03:10
    I am uncomfortable with a concept that the Chinese Politburo has a grasp on the situation and that they will control the bubble. No government has the insight to manipulate this uncertain situation.
  • MB
    Mike B.
    18 March 2015 @ 02:30
    So the Sovereign debt crisis begins late 2015 into 2016 with China's strategic re-capitalization of its KEY banks using its foreign reserves and Gold. Absolutely brilliant! Equity markets get smoked!
  • DH
    Dale H.
    18 March 2015 @ 02:02
    Enjoyed this interview very much. I signed up to be kept at the leading edge of thought, discussion and research about key topics regarding investment. Simon Hunt contributes a great deal toward this.
  • LP
    Lynn P.
    17 March 2015 @ 15:42
    Has the full story been told re: Washington's part in the Ukraine? Clearly, Mr. Hunt has his sources, and Putin believes, perhaps conveniently, that the US "started it".. Will we ever know?
  • CP
    Charlie P.
    17 March 2015 @ 15:02
    WOW - amazing -- this interview alone worth the price of the subscription
  • GW
    Grant W. | Founder
    17 March 2015 @ 13:49
    Simon is a brilliant thinker who is not afraid to entertain possibilities many find too 'big' to allow into their possible outcomes. That's absolutely crucial when analysing places like China & Russia
  • CY
    C Y.
    17 March 2015 @ 13:22
    These interviews are by far my favorite. So incredibly enlightening and you learn things you would NEVER hear anywhere else. Keep this guy's interviews coming!
  • JS
    Jim S.
    17 March 2015 @ 02:30
    Bottom line: Is the US - due to its leadership void - unwittingly dooming itself into irrelevancy? How can we conclude otherwise.?
  • RF
    Richard F.
    16 March 2015 @ 22:29
    Enlightening,. Typically the Chinese government has, already planned their economy's washing and re-birth while the west can only print more useless paper money. More please from Mr Hunt..
  • GC
    Gary C.
    16 March 2015 @ 22:26
    To JD...the downvoters to such prescient thought..Cui Bono.?..has this site disturbed some in the "deep state " .. TTMYGH...
  • MJ
    Matt J.
    16 March 2015 @ 21:58
    Very interesting. Hasn't Japan also prepared their contingency.... BoJ owns government debt while people and pensions own foreign and domestic equity?
  • CP
    Charles P.
    16 March 2015 @ 21:30
    I will echo what others are saying here. This (and other interviews recently) is very high quality content, and riveting. It really does inform my thinking and decision making. Keep it coming!
  • JS
    John S.
    16 March 2015 @ 20:51
    Totally enthralling. We can never have enough of Simon Hunt!
  • BA
    Bruno A.
    16 March 2015 @ 20:50
    James Rickards sees an integration of China in a gold back SDR/IMF. I tend to go with Simon, I don't see the interest for China to join a western centric entity/currency when it can create its own.
  • JD
    John D.
    16 March 2015 @ 20:16
    Absolutely riveting. I'll never understand how an interview such as this warrants a down vote.
  • GG
    Gerald G.
    16 March 2015 @ 18:56
    Thanks for a most interesting interview. No doubt the next few years will be full of turmoil as the US confronts a new powerful block of nations opposed to US policy.
  • CC
    Christopher C.
    16 March 2015 @ 18:43
    With China relying on Gold to back their new currency regime. Seems pretty damn smart to me. They just want to get out of the blast radius of the existing systems implosion as best is possible.
  • CC
    Christopher C.
    16 March 2015 @ 18:39
    Surgically planned preemptive controlled collapse in China with the winners predetermined. All part of China strategically exiting the existing dollar centric failing current monetary system.
  • PW
    Phil W.
    16 March 2015 @ 18:21
    Always great to hear from this very thoughtful man. Need to hear more from him! Thanks
  • TW
    Thomas W.
    16 March 2015 @ 17:14
    Extremely useful insights.