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Affluent Investor | June 26, 2017

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Posts ByKevin D. Freeman, Author at Affluent Investor

June 9, 2017 |

What Happens If the Geeks are Compromised

A failure of imagination. When the 9/11 Commission reported on the nature and causes of the worst terror attack on American soil in history, those four fateful words summed up the problem. There was a pre-9/11 mentality where the … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Qatar Called Out? It’s About Time!

Patrick Poole sent me his commentary late yesterday regarding the severing of ties with Qatar by multiple major Middle Eastern nations. It’s definitely worth reading if you missed it. Here is a quick summary:

Major Confrontation Between Saudi, Egypt, UAE … Read More

June 5, 2017 |

Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement is an Essential Step in Protecting America

Thursday, President Trump announced that his Administration is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is a big victory for those who want to see our nation better positioned in the global economic war already underway. It … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Soft Power, Higher Education, and Economic Warfare

There are many means of warfare although our nation seems intent on ignoring most of them. It wasn’t always so but sadly, as the Chinese observed in their seminal book, Unrestricted Warfare, “Americans have become slaves to technology in their … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

Interbank Payment System Penetrated

Last month a hacker group calling itself Shadow Brokers released materials suggesting that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been monitoring the SWIFT interbank messaging system. If fully verified, this is a serious threat in and of itself. According to an … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

The Mother of All Hacks and What You Must Do About It

Interactive map at MalWareTech.

With all due respect to Mother’s Day weekend, there is really no choice other than to label this weekend’s global cyber attack as anything but, “the Mother of All Hacks.” If you operate a Windows-based … Read More

April 26, 2017 |

None Dare Call It Genocide

I heard Glenn Beck this morning describe a new movie, The Promise, and at his encouragement saw it tonight. It was a good movie but also difficult. It tells a remarkable story set in a historically accurate background. As … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

Growth MUST BE a National Security Priority

The left has recently attempted to make an argument against regulatory reform, stating that reducing regulation could put our nation’s security at risk. As a general rule, it is actually the opposite that is true. Excessive regulations kill growth and growth … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Trump’s Surveillance Tweet: The Basic Facts Back Him Up

The rancor created over one of President Trump’s tweets is pretty amazing. It has gone beyond partisan and has resulted in Congressional inquiry and national debate. And, the overwhelming denials seem to be artful … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

The Globalist War on Trump

It’s an easy case to make that multiple foreign governments were none too pleased with the election of President Trump. Of course, there are exceptions.Russia seemed pleased as did Israel and some populist elements in France, Italy  and the UK. … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

The Deep State War on Trump

Originally, we had intended to shift our analysis in this series to the foreign war on President Trump’s legitimacy. But so much has happened in the past couple of weeks that we have to revisit the domestic war underway. Nothing that … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

The Domestic War on Trump

In last week’s article, we discussed the intentions of the Trump Administration to Make America Great Again. The President has a credible economic warfare strategy that mirrors a blueprint I wrote over three years ago in the book Game … Read More

February 1, 2017 |

The World Has Not Seen Anything Like Trump For a Very Long Time

A week ago I went to Washington for selected meetings and to watch the festivities. For one thing, I met with a number of key conservatives who have proven instrumental in helping our new President fill out his Administration. In … Read More

January 19, 2017 |

Current Policies Have Left Us Vulnerable to iWar

Bill Gertz is perhaps the best and most relevant reporter covering national security issues. I count Bill as a friend. In fact, it was his work on my DoD report that brought national attention and breakthrough five years ago. Through the … Read More

January 9, 2017 |

Obama Admin Wasn’t Interested in Election Hacking Before This Election: Staffer Stormed Out of Briefing

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to have a private meeting with a senior staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). It took a while to get the meeting and finally only happened after … Read More

December 27, 2016 |

Post-Election Reflections: Our Hope for Trump

I’ve spent the past few weeks studying the political jockeying underway. The rush of excited transition has only been eclipsed by the vicissitudes of defeat and the accompanying hand wringing. Credit is being taken and blame is being laid.

Perhaps … Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Political Riots Are Part of Larger Unrestricted Warfare Campaign

According to the book, Unrestricted Warfare, the end goal of economic warfare is chaos. It is accomplished through social panic, street riots and a political crisis after confidence is destroyed in the banking system, media, stock market, and power … Read More

November 24, 2016 |

Have A Happy Thanksgiving, But Be Aware Of The War On Cash In India

With so much happening in regard to our election and the transition, most eyes have been fixed on Washington, DC and New York City’s Trump Tower. Over the last weekend, I went to DC and met with some of the … Read More

November 18, 2016 |

Media Goes Nuts Over Trump Transition

The media is going nuts over President-elect Trump and his transition. It seems as if nothing is going right for the elitists who like to tell us what to think. That’s good news for America! It comes on the … Read More

November 16, 2016 |

Donald Trump Won an Amazing Victory: Now On To Protecting America

The Republicans are certainly celebrating the astounding victory of Donald Trump Tuesday night. Even though Secretary Clinton won the reported popular vote, President-elect Trump captured the Electoral College (with maybe 306 electoral votes) and most of the geography … Read More

November 3, 2016 |

ELECTION: Unrestricted Warfare

There’s a new novel out by my colleague and friend Chris Graham. It combines two of the topics we regularly discuss on this Blog–The Chinese version of Unrestricted Warfare and the politics of elections. I was privileged to be among … Read More

October 26, 2016 |

Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Render Insane: Election Edition

Sometime in the 5th century BC, the playwright Euripides penned the quote that best sums up our current election season. There are a lot of translations such as “Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first deprive of … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

Native American Prayer Rally to Offer Forgiveness to America

Today, I have been asked to speak at a remarkable event in Washington, DC at the Washington Monument. This is an “All Tribes” gathering of Native Peoples, the original people of this land. What is so remarkable about this is that … Read More

October 18, 2016 |

The Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes Again… How ZIRP and NIRP Destroy Wealth


The new millennia has certainly had its share of crises and turmoil. We started with an Internet/tech bubble, suffered from the repercussions of the worst terror attack on American soil in history, witnessed a housing bubble fueled by interest … Read More

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