Guns, Germs, and Steel.....and Central Banks

Cultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical21 Comments

Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution

JC Collins

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.

Peace is Coming to this World

Geopolitical, Premium POM

Trump Geopolitics and a Persian Revolution

JC Collins

It has to be one of the greatest turnabouts in all of human history. Just a few months ago a war between America and North Korea seemed all but unavoidable. Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were hurling threats back and forth as the Western liberal media when hysterical with accusations that Trump was going to start a nuclear war.

If there is any one thing which supports the conclusion that North Korea, and in particular Kim Jong-un, were assets of the Anglo-American Establishment it’s that the media corporations, career politicians, and academic institutions controlled by them did everything they could to prevent President Trump from building an environment of peace between the two Koreas.

The Emerging Crypto Establishment

Economics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

New American-Sino Monetary and Geopolitical Relations

JC Collins

The empty streets, homes, and commercial spaces of China’s ghost cities are starting to come alive. The vast building of empty cities by Chinese civil and cultural planners over an almost two decade span was considered by most in the West to be an example of overbuilding in a closed economy, an economy which was decades away from functional levels of maturation. Few considered the possibility that China was engineering one of the greatest socioeconomic plans in human history.

Long-term POM readers will remember that this was one of the core themes in the early years of the site. China’s rural population has always been a problematic issue for the policymakers in Beijing. Throughout its history Chinese farmers have repeatedly overthrown their Sino rulers through violent revolution. The benefits of a massive lower class which supports the alternative need for a viable and content middle class.

The Battle between Unilateralism and Multilateralism

Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical39 Comments

Where Blockchain Decentralization and Socioeconomic Multilateralism Intersect

 JC Collins

“It should have been so obvious.”

As the trade war between China and America develops, two interesting side stories are coming into focus.  These side stories have been building for years and are only now entering into their fundamental phase of escalation, transformation, and alignment.

War in the Time of Trillionaires

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Baby Bone Soup and Clean Underwear

By JC Collins

For Pieter….

The world is maybe a year away from having its first trillionaire. Such wealth accumulation will come from blockchain enterprises, or the forthcoming sudden explosion of artificial intelligence mixed with robotics and organic printing. Sudden because few are considering the speed in which technologies will come together and give shape to the future.

We all know about blockchain, robotics, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, 3D printers, both organic and non-organic, and the impact which each of these could potentially have on human existence. But imagine all of those technologies consolidating and creating whole new industries and economic opportunities.

Where would the average humans even begin to understand the complex evolution of the world around them?

Two Monetary Worlds Are Crashing Together

Economics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

Renminbi, Dong, SDR, USD, and the Flood of Central Bank Money onto the Blockchain

Two monetary worlds are crashing together.

The old fiat currency world which is structured around exchange rates and foreign exchange reserve accounts is being shattered by the new world of blockchain assets. The history of socioeconomics has proven that the less advanced cultures and economies are fragmented and absorbed into the more advanced systems which are expand under the exciting momentum of ingenuity and endless opportunity.

The beginning of 2018 has become a sort of holding area, or panic induced quicksand, for most of the cryptocurrencies. The value explosion that started in the second half of 2017, and continued at the beginning of 2018, has substantially reversed. Values are fluctuating within a wide band which varies by asset.

No More False Flag Funding

Economics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

Think of it. Since the coup in Saudi Arabia, and the confiscation of hundreds of billions, funding has been cut off to North Korea, the Democratic National Congress is going broke, and numerous CIA black ops field offices have been abandoned and the human assets left to fend for themselves, as Russia, Syria, Turkey, and others, move into to mop up the mess left behind. It’s only a matter of time before economic propaganda organs, such as CNN, fully go broke and collapse inwards.

Decentralized Scarcity and the End of War

Cultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical7 Comments

Smart commodities contracts and smart stock and bond contracts are coming. It will revolutionize the world and establish trust across all the financial and monetary spectrums. These smart contracts will not be based on the USD or any one national currency. These contracts will be based on the blockchain technology. The crypto method which one chooses to use while interacting with the blockchain will not erode trust in the system.

Gloomy Times Ahead for Fiat Currency

Economics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

The Slow Extinction of National Money and Fractional Banking

The old elites are facing a two-front war.

It’s strange that I still hate getting electronic bills on email. There’s something comforting about pilling up a stack of paper bills stuffed in envelopes. Once paid they make there way to another pile of paperwork which accumulates in a drawer, or file folder somewhere, never to be looked at again. There’s something about these paper bills that just make me feel like a part of the real world.

An Amazing Thing Happened on the Way to the Multilateral

Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical84 Comments

QAnon, Commodities Booming, Dollar Depreciating, QE Shrinking, and the Mighty Trump Agenda

As a part of the multilateral monetary and geopolitical transition from the USD dominated unipolar American world, POM has consistently made some fundamental predictions on what would need to happen to make a multilateral world possible.

One of these predictions was the inclusion of the Chinese currency in the basket composition of the Special Drawing Right (SDR). Check. Old news now. Another was the ending of Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve, and eventually other central banks. Check. Old news on the Fed, and other banks have followed. Not only has QE ended, but the balance sheets are being reduced without the cataclysmic fallout so many have been promoting for years. Just look at Japan’s balance sheet. Who would have thought it possible?