Resurrgence of the Global South: Resource Narratives & Parasite Nations

In June over 200 migrants, mostly from North Africa stormed the Italy/Morroco border. In an unusual and violent turn of events, border guards open fire on the group and killed over 20 souls. The truth is that for many developing countries, the real lost quest has been stability. Countless former colonies have sought to wrest…

To Buy Or Not To Buy: A Changing Worldwide Consumer Psychology

By 1933, the great depression was well underway and the corner had already turned on the Roaring Twenties. Currently the US and the world is on the cusp of what might be the greatest corrections in modern times with mass inflation, pandemic policies that killed capitalism, a Russia/Ukraine clash and the major weaponization of what…

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…

Canada’s Agricultural Push During A Pandemic

Canada has determined to reenergize its agricultural sector through targeted policy and earmarked finance to increase production. Currently, the north American nation is among the top producers of wheat in the world. Wheat, Barley, Corn and canola are some of its top exported products. In 2018 Canada launched the Canada Agricultural Project, worth 3 billion…

Mass Markets vs. Target Markets

America posesses one of the most influential media markets in the World. Through the dissemination of electronic, digital, hard copy and conceptual media the USA has dominated and in some instances created markets that have influenced populations all over the world. It’s influence comes in the form of books, magazines, fashion, television, news, internet, search…

Re-Orienting the Philippines

Despite the worldwide boom in Covid-19 cases in the early part of the year, the Philippines infection rate remained relatively flat. Only in recent times has the archipelago seen an increase in cases, spiking in August with over 55,000 cases. Those are still conservative numbers, even for a nation with a population of just over…

Eating the Developing World: A Pandemic Response

The recent pandemic has once again highlighted the built in ineptitude and inadequacies of the current world financial system.  This time, it can be easily highlighted in the ballooning IMF loans and financial arrangements wresting a strangle-hold on the developing world. The IMF is providing a different kind of leadership in the Pandemic. Unlike China…

Who Chooses the World’s Economic Winners and Losers?

A late January 2020 report by Transparency International was released, grading national corruption across the globe. The report more than rankled a few feathers despite being overshadowed by the coverage of the Wuhan Flu which hit Asia earlier this year. Nigeria was among those nations whose rankings had slipped, even under the aggressive anti-corruption policies…

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…

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…

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…

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…