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…

Financing The Way Forward: Ideas Advancing the Future of Human Endeavor

For the second time the world is put on the brink of financial collapse due to the dealings of a few nations. It seems the same characters were involved once again in almost single-handely sinking the entire world economy through duplicitous banking sector practices; selling dubious financial instruments and bad debt as AAA+ rated financial…

The Brave New Word Is Here

While some nations are busy wielding their collective economic power to coerce, the overlooked hard facts of the material world have emerged. The fact that power is concentrated in energy resources, food production and human innovation; and underscored by the ability to defend those resources from pirate economies has come to the fore. The new…

New Perspectives in Economics and Geopolitics

As you know, the blog at lelawinston.com is being segmented to better fit the audience. This approach actually includes you! The Economy and World politics segment of the blog seeks to include voices beyond the mainstream. Often, it is beyond big box media that you will find what is really happening in the world and…

East vs. West: A Clash of Civilizations

In an unusual turn of events, the European Union, led by Germany has determined to sanction Russia over unconfirmed suspicions of misconduct in mid October, 2020. The EU, guided by what has been termed a Franco-German plan, issued sanctions against the Kremlin for the suspected poisoning death of Moscow detractor, Alexei Navalny. The stunning move…

The Covid-19 Escape Hatch

Never in recent history has their been an opportunity to huge for nations to reset themselves and balance power. The Covid-19 Pandemic has helped to shift already decadent world powers and rising stars. Some nations took the opportunity to pay themselves handsomely, through clever sleight of hand by their central banks. Others, mostly developing nations…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…