Category Archives: European

The End Of Cash

It seems to me…. “Cash as a physical entity will virtually cease to exist, with coins and checkbooks consigned to museums. As people conduct their financial transactions on hand-held devices made secure by advanced biometrics, even tipping will be done … Continue reading

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Investment Uncertainty

It seems to me…. “The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” Bernard Baruch[1]. The world today is more diverse – and wealthy – resulting from globalization enabled by Western neoliberal … Continue reading

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The U.S. Approach To Foreign Policy

It seems to me…. “Adroit geo-strategists take new realities into account as they try to imagine how global politics will unfold. In the foreign policy business, however, inertia is a powerful force and ‘adroit’ a little-known concept.” ~ Stephen Kinzer[1]. … Continue reading

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Lessons From Greece

It seems to me…. “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” ~ John Maynard Keynes[1]. The ongoing Greek financial crisis, though perhaps initially seeming to superficially share … Continue reading

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