International Buffer Zones: Exploring Dual Financial Systems

Two men walk into a bank. One leaves with a neat paper envelop with 10 bills while another leaves his bank with a gigantic brown paper sack of bills cuffed under his arm. They both took out the same value equivalent. The difference is that the FOREX decided whose money is worth more. A definitive…

The Covid-19 Debt Trap

In 2019 Covid was already on the move in China. People in other cities around the world however, were more focused on the unfolding US/China Trade War roiling major industries and markets. By this time, their was political showmanship internally in America, underscored by growing domestic divisions. But then came Covid-19: SARS-COV-2, a new coronavirus…

Four Tips for Finding Business Abroad

These days finding the right market for your business might mean taking an international flight. And even if you don’t literally get on a plane you might find yourself negotiating prices for your T-Shirt or Shea Butter business with a merchant from Bangladesh or Ghana. Business has already gone international with multinationals and major corporations…

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…