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Jay-Z & Beyonce Fall Under Government’s Glare for Cuba Trip

I am not usually one to follow the latest celebrity gossip, but the aftermath of a recent trip to Cuba by Jay-Z and Beyonce caught my attention. Plus, the International Man weekly update.

“Even Worse Than I Think”

As a general rule, it may be useful to assume that, whatever the reader presently imagines is likely to occur in this period, the reality is likely to be worse – unpredictably so. If he follows this assumption and it proves incorrect, he has lost nothing. However, if he is correct, his likelihood of surviving the crisis well will be greatly increased.

“Even Worse Than I Think”

As a general rule, it may be useful to assume that, whatever the reader presently imagines is likely to occur in this period, the reality is likely to be worse – unpredictably so. If he follows this assumption and it proves incorrect, he has lost nothing. However, if he is correct, his likelihood of surviving the crisis well will be greatly increased.

Another Warning Sign – NY Times Columnist Favors Capital Controls

There should be no doubt that when the US government decides to implement capital controls or other restrictive measures, they will likely have the near-total support of the media and by extension the majority of the people.

Cyprus, The First Domino?

The fact that the tipping point began in Cyprus, rather than, say, Greece or Spain, is incidental. Of all the dominos slated for demolition, it is unimportant which country was the first to set the dynamite charge at its foundation. The end result will be contagion, as all other options have, predictably, failed.

Reporting Requirements for Americans with Foreign Financial Accounts

If you are a US person who has a financial interest or signature authority over foreign bank accounts, securities accounts and/or other financial accounts you probably have to report them to the US government on multiple forms. The penalties for failure to file are onerous.

The Top 4 Lessons of the Cyprus Debacle You Shouldn’t Have to Re-learn

The events in Cyprus have given us an opportunity to re-learn some valuable lessons.

Internationalization and the Libertarian Principle

There is another facet to the immigration tale in First-World countries today. Whilst it is easy to be cognizant of those who are just arriving, the departures are quite a bit less noticeable.

A ‘Boots on the Ground’ Perspective in Cyprus

Geoff is a Canadian expat who is retired and lives in Cyprus. He shares with us what is happening on the ground there and how he decided to make the Mediterranean island his home.

Will Russia and China Slay the FATCA Beast?

What the International Man needs to know this week, recent articles and news, the best internationalization sources on the web, and more.

The EU Robs the Bank In Cyprus – Coming to the USA Too?

The people of Cyprus had a very crude awakening to the issue of political risk on Saturday morning when they discovered their government and a bunch of EU bureaucrats conspired in secret to rob their savings accounts. It should serve as a wake up call for us all.

Reduce Your US Tax Bill With Foreign Tax Credit Carryforwards

Ryan Losi explains how you can potentially reduce your US tax bill with foreign tax credit carryforwards for up to 10 years.

A Bad Week for Switzerland

The Wegelin case will serve as a sobering example to business owners around the world of the consequences that can occur if you do not comply with the onerous and costly regulations concerning American clients.

21,405 Kilometers in Chile

During the past two and a half years it has been my goal to get to know the geographic and economic landscape of central Chile better than any other living person.

Mob Rule Dressed in a Coat and Tie

It has been said that democracy is nothing more than mob rule dressed in a suit and tie.

The Drivers of Socialism – An Interview with Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas is interviewed on his take of the underlying drivers of what can lead to socialism – and what to do if you live in a country that could be headed down that road.

How to Start an Offshore Company

An international consultant discusses how to open an offshore company and a summary of the best jurisdictions.

Jeff Thomas Responds: Questions on Gold Ownership

The following questions have been received from our readers, in response to the Jeff Thomas article, “The Sheering of the Sheeple”. These particular questions have been selected for response, as they reflect concerns that are common to many of our readers.

More Taxes To Feed The Beast

What the International Man needs to know this week, recent articles and news, the best internationalization sources on the web, and more.

The Shearing of the Sheeple

If the sheep are to be sheared, they must first be penned in so that they cannot escape. In the US, several states have either passed laws or are in the process of drafting laws to record the sales of precious metals.

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