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The Lifespan of a Country

Why democracies are doomed to die.

Spain To Offer Permanent Residency To Foreign Real Estate Investors

As European governments become more desperate to find ways to attract wealth and investment to their nations – having squeezed their own citizenry dry (and illustrating exactly why those born into any seemingly prosperous nation should still diversify internationally, as when things turn bad they often do so quickly) – they are increasingly opening the doors to foreigners with a little extra cash.

Making Sure War Occurs

The President of the United States has arguably greater power than any other person on earth. This power which can be wielded for good or for ill, and as history has repeatedly shown, by making a statement, whether true or not, the President can sway the population toward certain desired goals. Jeff Thomas gives evidence of this from the past and begs the question about future possibilities.

Old Bottles

Can Keynes’ followers recognize the fundamental truth of another insightful culture commentator’s observation?

Equality – The Great Socialist Ideal

A basic assumption, by all socialists, is that equality can only be achieved through force. To anyone of a libertarian bent, who may well favour equality as a general concept, the term “forced equality” raises the hackles, as it flies in the face of the very spirit of equality – that of voluntary acceptance of the other person as an equal.

One Chart Explains Why Government Debt Is Dragging on the Economy

A concise explanation of why government debt is double-plus ungood for a country’s economy.

The Singapore Solution

I’ll bet few Americans knew that Eduard Saverin, the young Brazilian billionaire and co-founder of Facebook, lived in Singapore — until this past May, when news spread that he had given up his U.S. passport to become a citizen of the Asian citystate. 

Election Time

Generally, I tend not to comment on elections, as I consider them to be largely unimportant. That is, regardless of which candidate is elected, the actual outcome tends to be much the same. In most countries, the higher the office being contested, the less real difference there is between the candidates.

Navigating the US’s Politicized Economy

Knowing how a nation-state can meddle with the free market can improve your chances of investing success.

Navigating the US’s Politicized Economy

Knowing how a nation-state can meddle with the free market can improve your chances of investing success.

Is Property In Chile More Expensive Than In The US?

The idea of buying productive land outside of your home country is really starting to catch on these days and Chile is one country that has received a lot more attention.

“The Bank Was Saved, and the People Were Ruined.”

The quote is from William Gouge, commenting on the Panic of 1819. The panic had been caused when the First Bank of the United States had first expanded the money supply dramatically by offering loans, then contracted the money supply by tightening its requirements for new loans, causing a crash.

“The Bank Was Saved, and the People Were Ruined.”

The quote is from William Gouge, commenting on the Panic of 1819. The panic had been caused when the First Bank of the United States had first expanded the money supply dramatically by offering loans, then contracted the money supply by tightening its requirements for new loans, causing a crash.

Manipulation of the Gold Price

There is much discussion these days as to whether the price of gold is being manipulated. The answer is simply “yes.”

The Tide of Power

Whilst bullying by the most powerful nations has existed for millennia, the world has never before seen the sophisticated minutiae of dominance that we are now witnessing, universally. So, what is the logical outcome of this trend?

The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro

Examining the price relationships among the US dollar, the euro, and the gold reveals a vitally important pattern for investors.

The Need for Information Filtration

In generations past, information was provided by word of mouth, or through reading, either in a book, a letter or a periodical. It was a slow system, but it did have an advantage: information came in one item at a time, and people had an opportunity to chew on the new bit of information for a while and consider whether to accept it or not.

Revisiting the Future

Back in the early 2000’s, the world was on a roll. Spending was at an all-time high, and people were drunk with the belief that the party would never end; that there was no limit to the amount that either they or their governments could borrow and spend and still, somehow, all would be well.

International Health Insurance (Part 2)

In Part One of this report on International Health Insurance options, we explored local vs. worldwide coverage. Today we’ll examine three additional options for coverage of medical treatment: Medevac Services, Catastrophic Coverage and Medical Tourism.

The Recovery

By the time the breakdown of the global economic system has occurred, the currency, be it the US dollar or the Euro, will have collapsed. At this stage, will the country reach a Mad Max scenario (minus the leather outfits and interesting vehicles)?

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