Happy New Year and First Anniversary

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It is one year since I started this blog, with no real idea or plan on what I was going to do, or how I was going to do it.  Naturally my own thoughts and processes began to materialize within the body of writing, and with each new reader and commenter the blog began to take on a life of its own.

The Engineering of Global Public Goods

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No analysis of the current macroeconomic and geopolitical situation in the world can be thoroughly complete without considering the role of Global Public Goods, or GPG.  In contrast, private goods are considered to be produce, bread, televisions, etc.., items that are purchased individually for the enjoyment and consumption of the individual solely.

USD Needs Yuan in the SDR Basket

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The international monetary system is inherently unstable, and the process to shift from a unipolar to a multi-polar system is well underway.  The transition itself will take considerable time to fully implement and we are now somewhere between the first and second stages, with a third stage scheduled to be completed in the coming years.

The SDR Purpose of BRICS

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Global markets are showing increasing signs of instability and there are serious concerns about risks to international liquidity building across the spectrum.  Exchange rate volatility is deepening with the Russian ruble leading the way and the systemic contagion is spreading around the world, from European and Western banks to stock market crashes in the Middle East.

IMF and G20 Moving Forward on Plan B

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The year is coming to an end and as expected the 2010 IMF Quota and Governance Reforms have not been passed through the US Congress.  True to her word, Christine Lagarde has been quick to respond to the lack of movement on the reforms and has issued a press release.

The Globalization of Central Banks

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Disclaimer:  The following material is written from the perspective of the global interests which are engineering the multilateral financial system and shifting the monetary frameworks away from the USD based system, and the imbalances that are inherent within that framework.

The Barbarians at the Gate

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The amnesty issue and immigration reform are symptomatic of the larger implosion of American culture and the transition away from micro empire to macro empire. In order to fully understand the scale and scope of what is transpiring on the socioeconomic and geopolitical spheres one must gain a deeper understanding of how the current situation and dynamics have been engineered and orchestrated.

The Implosion of American Culture

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It was widely expressed by the mainstream media of the time that the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall could not have been predicted. In hindsight, the stagnation and drop in oil prices should have been the obvious signs that a dramatic change was coming. And when the USSR began to borrow from western banks, the fix was in.