Douglas R. Casey is an American writer, speculator, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research. He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist influenced by the works of novelist Ayn Rand. Casey is known as a real estate investor as well as an advisor on how to profit from market distortions and periods of economic turmoil. Casey is a graduate of Georgetown University where he was a classmate of Bill Clinton. He was raised Roman Catholic. Casey has a wine and residential sporting estate project called Estancia de Cafayate in Salta Province, Argentina.