Saving the Dollar: Shifting Priorities in a Dying Monetary System.

It looks like China has beat the U.S. to the punch once again, devaluing its currency to just above its customary 7:1 ratio. The move is key in the equilibrium of the money ratios that determine the costs of goods and services. It is key to view the developments with the understanding that U.S. talks…

Plan of Attack: Making Social Media, social again.

Your Social Brand: Consider your social media interactions as a part of your personal brand. Ask a friend or relative look through your social media and tell you their impressions. This will help you understand better how you come across on social media. Having your social media appraised annually by a friend, family member or professional is a good idea.

Economic Standoff: A Changing of the Gaurd

A standoff is brewing between the United States and China over the Asian country’s growing economic and technological dominance.  The world now watches as China begins to move into 5G and driver-less cars; while Tesla executives argue in board meetings and U.S. companies suck up tech and economic competition at home through questionable practices that…

Windfarms Help Bolster Growth in the Dominican Republic

In 2011 the Dominican Republic opened its first wind farm, a concept meant to increase power output on the island nation.  A Harvard University Case Study and subsequent  research reveals that the Los Cocos Wind Farm is the first grid-connected windfarm in the Dominican Republic.  By the end of summer 2018, the Republic announced that…

Game Over: How System Inequities Kill Growth

Not all flaws are seen immediately in engineered systems.  Much like the flaw of wealth inequality, it seems as though the lesson is lost from one age to the next.  The lesson we miss, is that when wealth calcifies, it almost certainly signals the decadence and demise of an empire.  As wealth begins to funnel…

Crimea Refocuses on Tourism in Push for Economic Diversification

When the tiny 10,000 square mile (27 km) peninsula known as Crimea fell into political unrest, its future was in doubt.  The row which started in the aftermath of an election pitted Western powers against Russia in what became a standoff over time.  Despite its elections to the contrary, the official record for the U.S….

Workflow: The Future of Work

As business and industry has advanced, new productivity models have been created to increase profit and output. Many businesses rely on finding the most efficient way to create more value for their customers or to just create more revenue. From six sigma, project management theories to Gollop productivity models, theories on productivity abound. But few…

Forward: A Saga

There are 322 million people in the United States, of that population, and of that population 33.1 million or 10 percent are legal immigrants. Many people from around the globe see immigration as a force of forward movement.  The goal is to move from one environment to a better on suited for the pursuits, hopes…

Why You Need to Travel

Few people realize how powerful stepping outside of your comfort zone can be.  We’ve accustomed ourselves to always doing predictable things that complement our abilities and our worldview.  However, travel, if taken with the right attitude can have a transformational effect on your politics, your ideas about culture, society, people and values. According to the…

Immigration: A Historic Cost in Dollars

As the world continues to connect via globalization, advanced communication and travel, immigration has continued to rise. Most notably immigration has rose exponentially in European and Western enclaves around the world. “You should see Paris now, it’s little Africa.” She said with a chuckle. The francophone African woman I was interviewing for a story was…

Sweden, Zambia Others Push For Chemical Regulations

Sweden among a few others, is fast becoming a leader in the global push to regulate poisonous chemicals and hazardous waste. The nation is pushing for better waste management even in the face of several international conventions on hazardous chemicals. In a recent governmental release Sweden indicated its strong stance on hazardous waste and toxic…