Category Archives: Economics

Helmut Schmidt – German Chancellor

Unpublished and written sometime ago… German Chancellor Helmut Schmitt died a few weeks ago at 96. I had not read much about Helmut Schmitt before his death but after reading a bit about the man I found him be an … Continue reading

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Titman v. Austin

Please go to TitmanvAustin.com for all updates and info on my legal battle. Why I’m Suing the City of Austin, Texas On September 15, 2016 I filed a lawsuit against the city of Austin and members of the Austin Police … Continue reading

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Swiss Tunnels and Infrastructure Spending

I have become more and more skeptical about how strong the links are between infrastructure spending and economic growth/strength.  What got me thinking about this recently was the opening last June of longest and deepest tunnel in the world, the … Continue reading

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Castro

Fidel Castro… It is interesting to note that in his first year in control of Cuba Castro actually had good relations with the United States.  He visited the USA and even had good things to say about Ricard Nixon.  Things … Continue reading

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Hope Conference NYC 2016

I attended the H.O.P.E (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference this past July in New York.  Interesting speakers with talks on a wide range of subjects including : Smart Cities and Blockchains: New Techno-Utopian Dreams or Nightmares?, Chinese Mechanical Locks – … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Currency Investing 9.7.2016

Article: JIM ROGERS: ‘If we all bought North Korean currency, we’d all be rich someday’ Friend: Yeah, I think it’s a bit more complicated than they make it out to be.  Syrian pound went up 20% after Bashar took power … Continue reading

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Postwar: Retribution

Post War 2. Retribution In Western Europe where real resistance had actually been some of the least in WWII the myth of resistance mattered most. Milices Patriotiques “Collaboration Horizontale” Hiroshima mon amour By April 1946 (Post WWII) 1,200 Jews were … Continue reading

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Some EU Brexit Thoughts

Well the Brits now seem to be on their way out of the European Union.  A lot of things still need be worked out and its probably going to be a confusing mess for those involved in the logistics of … Continue reading

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Montreal Mafia

Back in March I took a short trip to Montreal and met a few people from New York.  I mentioned to some of these guys that I read awhile back about some mafia killings in Montreal.  In New York its … Continue reading

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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

I am admittedly am an extremely slow reader.  I started Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt in April 2014 and I am only now finishing it up.  I highly recommend the book.  The book is around … Continue reading

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