About the Author
Craig R. Smith, a monetary expert, is the author of six books on the topics of gold, oil, the dollar, and inflation, including The Great Debasement: The 100-Year Dying of the Dollar and How to Get America’s Money Back, Inflation Deception: Six Ways Government Tricks Us and Seven Ways to Stop It!, Crashing The Dollar: How to Survive a Global Currency Collapse, Black Gold Stranglehold (2005), and Rediscovering Gold (2001). Lowell Ponte (PON-tee) is a former think tank futurist and retired Roving Editor at Reader's Digest Magazine. Lowell's articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. He is the co-author with Craig R. Smith of The Great Withdrawal (10/2013), The Great Debasement (11/2012), The Inflation Deception (6/2011) and Crashing The Dollar (8/2010).