Category Archives: US politics

Investing Inside Frontier Markets

In a past commentary, I discussed a redefinition of three related terms: the First, Second, and Third Worlds. The old definitions reflected a reality of the 20th century, but fail to reflect the reality of the second decade of the … Continue reading

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e pluribus, plures

The more things change.… I think George Friedman of Stratfor summed it up well in his paid-subscription newsletter of this morning. The United States held elections last night, and nothing changed. Barack Obama remains president. The Democrats remain in control … Continue reading

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The rear-view mirror

I have been silent here for two reasons – the US elections and Hurricane Sandy. The majority of my readers are Americans and they have been tied into knots by these two events. Sandy is now history and, by this … Continue reading

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Haunted by the Ghosts of the 20th Century

I was amused to read that the Oxford English Dictionary now has two definitions of La-La Land. The first is “la-la land can refer either to Los Angeles (in which case its etymology is influenced by the common initialism for … Continue reading

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The occasion has arisen. Someone needs to rise to the occasion.

The Pew Research Center, funded by the non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts, has seven “projects”, each of which researches the attitudes of Americans on a wide range of issues. One of those centers is the Pew Research Center for the People … Continue reading

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45 years in 4 minutes and 18 seconds

In 1967, I was 22 years old and sitting in a movie theater watching Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. For my generation at that point, there is one word from that movie that will never be forgotten. The moment we … Continue reading

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The Moment of Truth

When the President announced his formation of a bi-partisan commission to look at the US government’s fiscal present and future, I was pleased. Better late than never. These commissions can be very helpful to a President. They can tackle the … Continue reading

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The Fields of Armageddon

I have not written here for some time. I have focused on my own business, my other blog whose audience is rapidly growing, and the websites that I operate. They keep me busy enough and, quite frankly, the farce going … Continue reading

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Déjà vu all over again

In my last post, I shared one result of the ninth survey my firm has taken of American attitudes toward relocation (moving for an extended period) outside the US over seven years. There is much more to share. I and … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

American politics. Disparaging terms like “playpen”, “zoo”, and others may spring to mind, especially to those who live outside the US and can view it from outside, but that is not fair. The US is a nation in search of … Continue reading

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