Simon Black on How to Become a Sovereign Man


Simon Black is a West Point graduate and former Army Intelligence officer. It was a poor career move, but inevitably he came to question the nature of wars, governments and the banking system. The creator of Sovereign Man, he travels the globe looking for personal and economic opportunities to enrich his and his subscribers’ lives.

This is Jonathan’s favorite interview ever and is a guilty pleasure as we delve deeply into one of the reasons why many see the wisdom in internationalization: there are presently many reasons to question the structures that form the foundation of our very lives–and no downsides to creating a Plan B. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Simon’s Bio (1:15)
His youth & time in military (2:43)
When the US didn’t seem like home anymore (4:25)
Falling down the rabbit hole (6:03)
Life is happy & rich outside the US (8:55)
Creating a better life now vs. the (11:41)
Building our own mental “risk” (12:54)
90% of US money supply is digital (15:55)
Discussion of Bitcoin (17:52)
World Reserve Currency advantages/dangers (20:00)
What happens if that reserve status is lost? (23:34)
Government confiscates more in 2015 than non-government thieves (27:25)
Oblivious or apathetic? (28:25)
The Condescending Group ad (31:38)
Jurassic Park analogy (34:00)
What might a Plan B include? (39:02)
Middle Class no longer a US majority (40:05)
Remain oblivious, despair or educate & adjust (41:10)
Better off no matter what happens (42:58)
Opening a non-US bank account (45:39)
Reasons why one might want to live outside the US (47:05)
Foreign tax advantages (52:11)
What is “earned income”? (56:10)
Tax minimization immoral? (56:40)
Better use of tax collars (60:39)
What about renouncing? Passports? (65:25)
Decisions should be rational—not emotional (69:47)
No doom & gloom here! (72:23)
Simon’s best advice (74:00

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