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Finance and FI-RE From Around the Web 2-11-19

Finance and FI-RE From Around the Web 2-11-19

Wondering about buzz words in the news? Here are some sources I visit. Simon Black Talks about The World’s Largest Pension losing $136 Billion. Sovereign Man Zero Hedge talks a little about wealth inequality. See the chart. Zero Hedge Who or what Tricked Roosh about the Internet? RooshV Doug Casey on Davos conference in Switzerland. Does it mean anything to you? Casey Research Now you have a rudimentary plan for FI-RE. There’s 3 eBooks you might enjoy at this site…

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20 Personalities to Follow on Twitter

20 Personalities to Follow on Twitter

I looked through my Twitter feed earlier and drilled down my top 20 Twitterers.  I excluded all the hall monitors, as they get all the attention anyway.   If you want a very short intro to “the scene” on Twitter, start here. @TellYourSonThis  – Illimitable Man tweets about Machiavellianism, game, logic, books and health. @esotericexposal  – Choice Christian commentary on the occult forces at work in theworld. @DamianProsa  – This young Greek businessman is fairly similar to TellYourSon. @WallStreetPlayboys  –…

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3 Books and a Movie To Give a (Young) Man For Christmas

3 Books and a Movie To Give a (Young) Man For Christmas

Spy Game, starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, is a pre 9/11 espionage movie that is fairly realistic. Spy Game isn’t over the top macho. But, I think many people would appreciate the mentor-protégé relationship between Redford and Pitt. This underrated movie has a decent soundtrack. At the beginning Pitt is captured while engaging in espionage. Redford is required to brief his superiors about “Boy Scout.” The Nine Laws, by Ivan Throne, martial artist and Wall Street guy, is about…

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John Galt’s Speech From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

John Galt’s Speech From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Greg Gomes performs John Galt’s Speech from Atlas Shrugged. Liberty Pen’s lesson from Atlas Shrugged. (Reardon’s speech.) Atlas Shrugged Trailer John Galt’s Speech from Atlas Shrugged Part 3

Simon Black: Why is this Country So Poor?

Simon Black: Why is this Country So Poor?

If you enjoyed The Rise of Hong Kong, you’ll probably like this article too. April 14, 2016 Panama City, Panama   “What is it about this place that makes it so poor?” It was a simple question posed to me by a friend as we walked the streets of Managua, Nicaragua earlier this week. Nicaragua is a lovely place. But it’s poor. Very poor. It’s the least developed economy in Central America… and that’s saying something. But it’s worth considering:…

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The Rise of Hong Kong – By Simon Black

The Rise of Hong Kong – By Simon Black

(If you ever wondered why some countries prosper more than others, this is your classic article.)   On January 26, 1841, two years into the First Opium War between China’s Qing Dynasty and the British Empire, Commodore Sir Gordon Bremer hoisted the British flag above Possession Point in Hong Kong. At the time the island’s population numbered less than 10,000. Most were illiterate fishermen. Hong Kong was also devoid of any meaningful natural resources except for well-placed geography. So when…

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