Elements of the Philosophy of Decentralization JC Collins The worlds first attempt at globalization has failed because there was no alternative to the centralization of wealth. In this article, I will make the case that Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism were built around the centralized principles which both Capitalism and Communism … Read More
Nothing you have been told is true.
The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles which President Trump fired at Syria on April 6, 2017, has left most supporters either surprised or confused. In some cases both. The rampant propaganda which has bookended this event is even more unbelievable than that which accompanied the media onslaught in the lead up to the Iraq invasion of 2003.
The emotional illogic contagion which spreads when we are fighting “for the children” is the most effective of the propaganda tactics. It taps into our deepest and most human characteristic. The need to protect our children and those who are innocent is something which no one could argue with, lest they are labeled a monster.
The alleged sarin gas attack on the Syrian people by President Bashar al-Assad fits this profile and brings back memories of Iraqi soldiers taking Kuwait babies out of incubators and throwing them on the floor. These fabricated events manufacture the required support to rally mass populations behind a cause and war which they otherwise may not agree with. Humans are emotion based and can be conditioned with relative ease on most issues.
There is a lot of geopolitical activity taking place around Iran. The recent addition of an XRP ledger node, or validator, showing up in Iran should not be considered a coincidence. As we explored in the post the Geopolitics of XRP and the follow-up post Don’t Expect an Official Announcement, … Read More
Following up on our learnings in the Geopolitics of XRP it is worth revisiting the time period between both world wars, and the transition from British pound dominance to American dollar dominance which took place. For centuries wealth moved around the world following the corridors built within the financial and … Read More
A connection between the North Korean peace summit and the global adoption of the digital asset XRP may not be holistically obvious to those of us who focus primarily on utility and the expansion of Ripple’s customer base and product offerings. Such connections aren’t easily supported by direct evidence and corporate announcements from either Ripple or the banks and institutions implementing xCurrent, xRapid or xVia. The sole function of Ripple and its business strategies is to develop product offerings and build corridors for the widespread adoption of XRP.
Smart Capital looks for the Highest Return at the Lowest Risk
During the financial crisis of 2007, a lot of stock market value just vanished as investors panic sold. It should be understood that mature investors who remained calm and patient experienced even larger gains in the years after the financial crisis. Some stocks, of course, didn’t recover but most did and surpassed the previous highs.
Many investors dumped stocks and moved to cash. This move also comes with twofold risk as you would have to be right on your risk analysis twice in a row for it to pay off. As an example, you would have to time your move out of stocks and into cash just right to maximize gains and minimize losses. But you would also have to time the move out of cash and back into stocks just as accurately. Most investors would have been better off holding through 2008 and 2009 to ride the wave back up to higher gains.
Morning traffic in downtown Edmonton is not so bad. Getting ahead of the 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM road glut is a snap when I leave the house at 6:30 AM and drive the convenient 8 blocks to the local gym. This past Friday I had to make a rare stop at the Macs Convenience Store to get an energy drink. Life for me is lived around the mandate of 80% planned and 20% unplanned. Not having a cold can in the fridge ready to go was an unusual unplanned event for me.
But life throws things at us whether we are planned or unplanned with our short time here.
JC Collins Things are strange and George Soros has stated that everything has gone wrong. Depends on your perspective I suppose. It’s a rainy Sunday morning and I’m here staring at the computer screen wondering what to write about. Through my headphones the sounds of a YouTube video called … Read More
We are now in the final phase of geopolitical and financial desperation as the fading world of Anglo-American dominance attempts to hold onto power in a world that has fundamentally changed and left it behind. The diametric of left and right politics has been used by this establishment to maintain political and cultural control over mass populations for at least the last hundred years. This is not uncommon. Governance frameworks organically develop and evolve to protect the centers of power and wealth for the simple reason that the framework originates from within those centers.
Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution
Central banks are unable to provide the level of liquidity required to feed the next industrial, or technological, revolution. Global population growth has outpaced global production and quality of life factors for at least a century or more. The limitless variables which can be used to measure such factors would range across an expansive list, such as agricultural production, migration of mass populations, imperial movement of capital and wealth, military conflict, disease and overall health of populations, access to natural resources, and the ability to bring those resources to market.
Such an extensive list of variables and data inputs means there is an equally extensive list of interpretations and conclusions. But to confirm that population growth has outpaced actual production the astute observer only need consider the deep imbalances which exist across the regions and populations of the world. The non-sporadic, or non-random, distribution of wealth follows the flow of liquidity and access to capital. This has always been the case, whether it was Roman coins or Federal Reserve bank notes.