Toolkit Essentials(finale): The Golden Rule

One of the most key aspects of a thriving nation is its economy. Beyond its ability to protect its citizens with a thriving military and sound diplomacy, nations of the future must start to focus on monetary policy as a means of both developing their nation through infrastructure, trade, domestic business, social initiatives and military…

Toolkit Essentials: Diplomatic Segue

According to international relations analysts and political theory, there are two kinds of power: Hard Power and Soft Power.  Gunships, nuclear weapons and capable standing military fall squarely under hard power, while Diplomacy lies quietly under the banner of soft Power. We would be remiss not to acknowledge that both kinds of power wield palpable…

Toolkit Essential: Human Capital Investments

In the second part of this series on the New World Economic Toolkit, we will now look at one of the most critical areas of economic and geopolitical dominance: People. Currently, the United Nations estimates that the world population reached 7 billion souls in 2019. That is a lot of people roaming the planet, and…

Toolkit Essential: Economic Defense

It was Canadian businessman Kevin O’Leary who said that “Business is War.” He speaks not only from his own conception of business, but from a socio-cultural context. As information becomes more readily available we begin to see more readily how ideological difference based on culture affects how nations, groups and countries do business. What we…

The New World Economic Toolkit

It was postulated maybe 25 years ago that the world was ready to move into a period of relative peace and cooperation. Nobel Peace Prizes were being given out like candy and the rise of international diplomacy was touted as the way forward in solving international disputes. Led by the United States and its allies,…

A Growing Threat: Economies of Power

Although China has grown immensely over the past 20 years, countless other economies have seen much advanced growth. India, the UAE and Vietnam are among them to name only a few. Many of these countries have extensive business interactions with the USA and other advanced economies. While the US has quite a large trade deficit…

The Economics of the Erotic

It is estimated that sex trafficking earns nearly nearly 100 billion dollars per year, according to Human Rights First, an organization focused on the ills and prevention of human rights abuses.  The recent arrest and subsequent suicide of American business man and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein shed brought more attention to the scourge of human trafficking…

Bolivia Refocuses Fight for Socioeconomic Stability

Just this past October, Bolivian president Evo Morales and his team launched a new project to combat drug trafficking in his nation. The Centro Regional de Inteligencia Antinarcoticos or CERIAN, as it is called will nationalize the push to find, prosecute and eliminate the scourge that has plagued many Latin American nations for decades. According…

China At 70: On Trade & Economic Autonomy

On October 1st, China will celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China.  China has accomplished in 70 years, what the West has only been able to achieve over hundreds of years and with the help of chattel slavery, wars, colonialism and aggressive socioeconomic policy.   It is mind blowing to think that China was…

National Health the Superpower of Growing Nations

Few people realize major financial and social toll of the large scale humanitarian crises that we gawk at daily on our televisions or smart phones.  We do not fully understand the generational trauma being inflicted by needless skirmishes, years of infrastructural and financial deprivation and the escalation of petty domestic conflicts that rob businesses and…

The Economics of Chaos

More specifically, the power to control those resources have become the proverbial bottom line.

The Recession the West Needs

By all indications, it looks as though the world is moving into another recession.

And that’s good. Yes, that’s fantastic for the Fractal Banking system. Especially for the world banking system and the dollar.

Haiti: An Opportunity Missed

It has largely been the victim of those who came to “save” it from recent misfortunes. The imperative to create more inclusive systems of economic, trade and finance beckons even more.

On Entropy: The Shifting World

As children, sometimes the most asinine things earn our attention.  At least in the old days they did, back when children played with toys that didn’t talk back or require a lithium battery to operate. One of those old affects was the proverbial spinning top. An awkward space-ship looking toy that, with the right torque…

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…

Saving Your Self: Social Media

The US has the highest social media penetration of any country. but the U.S is not alone, now more than ever, people around the world are logging on.

Dirty Little Secrets of Social Media’s Back Alley

But, then the algorithms changes just kept changing. From Google, to Facebook, to Instagram, Twitter and more, it became harder to find what you wanted or to even see posts and shares from people you actually followed…

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.

Social Media Survival Guide

As a communications professional and social media manager, I often see all of the positives that social media can bring. I engage on social media primarily for business and I am always thrilled about my results. Even in my personal social media account, I made a decision to change my strategy from aggregating a large…

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…

Giving Good: Solution-Based Giving in the Information Age

In 2017 Charity Navigator produced a report that indicated that giving was on the rise.  Over 400 billion dollars were given to charity in that year alone.  However, most people are unaware that most charitable donations in the US goes toward places of worship.   While such giving is admirable, perhaps funds might be better spent…

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….

Fantasy Funding: How the Fractional Banking System Fractured

According to 2019 Federal Reserve numbers, Americans in the United States hold 1.04 trillion dollars in credit card debt. And that liability is growing coupled with Student Loan debt which has reached 1.5 trillion dollars this year. We are looking at an unprecedented time when the flaws in the fractional banking system have created fractures…

Small Business Grows in South Africa

Undoubtedly, despite all of the bad press, South Africa is on the right track. Much like the success of the United States, South Africa has begun to focus on growing its small enterprises as drivers of the economy. In an official release, it was announced that Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, delivered…

Let The People Go: The International Way Forward We All Know

At the beginnin of the year, Italy made a salacious statement. It accused France of impoverishing Africa. Italy sighted the manipulation of the French controlled CFA Franc which many see as the heart of fancophone Africa’s financial woes. Much like the world’s antiquated financial system, built arbitrarily on the values assigned by former colonial powers,…

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…

Italy’s Money Challenge: From Austerity to Freedom

Italy has faced a massive influx of foreign national and refugees to its shores, and recently made incendiary statements regarding Frances’ role in the continuing instability in Africa. Italy’s inflammatory statements likely comes out of a state of frustration and helplessness, as it grapples to handle its own economic instability and the steady consuming wave…

A Resurgence of Bilateral Agreements

As recently as January 2019, Norway signed a Bilateral Maritime Arrangement with the United States. According to an official release by the Kingdom, the arrangement that “advances maritime threat response collaboration between the two nations.” The arrangement has far reaching applications and may indicate a critical pivot for the Norwegian nation on the international stage….

India, The Builder

The India Finance Ministry has projected growth to jump from 7.5 percent over its previously projected 7.2 percent for the 2019-2020. India has been quietly pushing industry ahead with its partnerships and its economic reforms in the early 90s according to its Finance Minister. Forbes lists India as the fastest growing economy in the world…

Making Small Farmers Count

In January of this year, Hawaii extended a series of workshops for the specialty crop block grant and marketing assistance programs. The workshops were in response to funds released by the U.S. Farm Bill and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make local farmers internationally competitive in the area of specialized crops. The six…

Executive Steps, Quotidian Leaps: The Cause and Effect World

According to data from the U.S. Federal Register, the current president has signed 93 executive orders as of the second week of February 2019. At only three years in, he is on pace to meet or exceed his predecessors in the office. Most recently, two exective orders were signed with great import. The first was…

Of Things Remembered and Hoped For

Every year on social media I post my top ten songs for the year. These songs are by no means the only songs I’ve enjoyed throughout the year, just the new ones I learned to really enjoy and that were often on repeat that year. They are not always new songs either, I tend to…

The Economics of Dominance: A New World Order

Just when it seemed a comprise had been reached between China and the US on trade; there was the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Arrested in Canada for extradition on December 1, Meng faces charges levied by the US Justice Department. The unusual case has come under scrutiny and garnered nervous murmurs from sectors…

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…

Exporting Small Businesses

Census data from 2016 revealed that of the nearly 6 million businesses employing Americans in the U.S., 99.7 percent were small to medium enterprises (SMEs).  Many economies think that there is a secret to the U.S. success story–and granted, without the boost of American Chattel slavery the nation likely could not have advanced at such…

The Korean Quotient: Hedging Bets in Asia

With just 22 percent of its topography composed of arable land, South Korea is a nation of hills and mountains. Island nations and nations with little arable land must often balance between domestic production and international imports to feed its citizens and maintain prudent import/export levels. While rice is the Republic of South Korea’s (ROK)…

The Asian Dream: Vietnam’s Rise From Ruin

It is hard to believe that just 45 years ago, Vietnam was reeling from a long bitter war with U. S., the most powerful nation on the planet at that time.  In March of 1973, the last US troops withdrew from Vietnam and former U.S. president, Richard M. Nixon is reported declaring, “the day we…

The West and the Rest: Growth and A Green-Eyed Monster

“The West vs. The Rest,” a term coined from the ideology of famed political science professor Samuel Huntington, seems to be a growing phenomenon in the world today. In Huntington’s book, the Clash of Civilization, he appeared to be more narrowly focused on the rise of the Mideast, rather than the growing dichotomy that has…