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Affluent Investor | March 27, 2017

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AboutWilliam Holland, Author at Affluent Investor

William Holland

William Holland

William Holland a geopolitical analyst & North American recruiter for Wikistrat, specializing in monitoring the nuclear posture of the Indian-Pakistani rivalry.

Posts By William Holland

March 20, 2017 |

McKinsey Study on ‘Short-Termism’: Nice But Inadequate

McKinsey works well within the strict confines of corporate culture; its myopic mores and clearly defined silos.  Although it presents its material holistically, it rarely trains its top faculties synoptically.  That’s because McKinsey’s top people are secular, they’ve never had … Read More

March 8, 2017 |

China’s Blue Water Ambitions?

 

China’s northern port city of Dalian is the location for American technological spy-craft to witness Beijing’s Naval ambitions, it is here where Beijing fields her first aircraft carrier launched last month to encircle Taiwan and threaten her neighbors … Read More

March 7, 2017 |

The Pakistan of South America

Like Fallujah, the Americans defeated a brutal indigenous insurgency in El Salvador, with peace accords signed in the early 90’s, the regime and its ideological cohorts in Havana and Moscow were put to rest.  This region experienced the worlds … Read More

March 2, 2017 |

The Rise of the Greenback

It isn’t difficult to discern the moment when the offshore boom in dollar lending reached its height.  The date was September 22, 2012 and it occurred when Zambia did what other African Treasury officials had done during the frenzy … Read More

March 1, 2017 |

India’s Elections: World’s Largest Democracy Fracturing

To say that India is fracturing isn’t groundbreaking news, its geography alone sustains cleavages that most nation states just simply couldn’t sustain.  With rivers running along an east-west continental strain and sidewinding railways, Indian consciousness was always turned inward towards … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Russia’s New Weapon: A Torpedo Traveling 5K miles per hour.

It’s called supercavitation.  The tip of the torpedo has a frontal device that blows bubbles of vapor (cavities) effectively permitting the torpedo faster propellent with almost no water drag.  The Russians have it and have perfected the technology.  Let’s … Read More

February 13, 2017 |

What the State Department Should Be Accomplishing Under Trump

The challenge playing out before our Republic regarding the so called Islamic ban of visa bearing individuals from Muslim nation states is the separation of powers doctrine and its consequences in derailing institutionalized comity in U.S. civil-military relations.  We’ve been … Read More

February 6, 2017 |

Trump Should Encourage Kurdish Ambitions

The Americans reside in a far stronger position than any other international rival regarding posture and standing than the Imperial powers did a hundred years ago, when England decided to back indigenous Arab tribes under the banner of nationalism and … Read More

February 2, 2017 |

Sudan: Genocide Sanctioned by Islam

Their remain three dominant Orthodox Christian trends or constituent components of modernity that Islam cannot reckon with:  the autonomy of reason, the indissolubility of human personhood & teleology.  When the Islamists at Qom or Al-Azhar begin their reckoning, they’ll have … Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Islam and Failed States

Shortly before his death, Samuel Huntington learned of rugged pluralism as the defining feature discerning variable polities constitutive of Islamic regimes, it was an insight that came long after his critique of Islamic polities in the infamous Clash that lines … Read More

January 25, 2017 |

It’s a Supply Side Revolution or We’re Toast

When Mervyn King sat down to write The End of Alchemy he never expected to indict an entire profession, but he did just that, from graduate to post graduate schools, investment banks, even government Central Banks were enveloped in his outstanding … Read More

January 24, 2017 |

Putin’s Nuclear Arsenal Now Larger and More Modern Than Ours

Team Trump faces formidable problems both domestic and foreign, we’ve got both a solvency problem and a credibility problem abroad, addressing it will take new capital; even still, nothing is assured in this engagement.  As I see it, Putin and … Read More

January 23, 2017 |

Beijing: The Coming Crash

The descent of the yuan is a welcomed harbinger of requisite reform; the kind needed if Beijing is to deliver itself out of the ‘middle income trap’ that has ensnared so many other political economies.  As of this writing, no … Read More

January 20, 2017 |

Africa: Capital Outflows, Crisis & Confidence

There were only a handful of people wise enough to understand the challenge 1973 was to the American regime.  Nixon’s Treasury Secretary was quoted as saying “yeah, its our currency, but its you problem.” Reagan, Milton Friedman, Shultz and … Read More

January 19, 2017 |

India: Bulwark Against China

For the last two years in a row New hi has overcome China.  It is on time to register faster gains in 2017 giving it needed credibility after Modi’s demonetization regime collapsed both GDP and public support.  Every major index … Read More

December 9, 2016 |

Mexico: Worthy of our Best Efforts

When Arnold Toynbee revealed that the criteria for growth was self-determination, he espoused principles deeply resonating with any nation state alloyed to our Judaeo-Christian heritage.  A love of liberty alone remains insufficient as Tocqueville explained throughout the 19th century; … Read More

November 28, 2016 |

Mosul, Madness & Shia Terror Proxies

The gift the Great Satan gave Iran was Obama.  Having sought to burnish liberal principals of disengagement, he opened a westward advance of Iranian ambition from western China to the eastern Mediterranean.  This will not end well.

Mosul is by … Read More

November 17, 2016 |

Allan Meltzer Nails It: The FED & Reform Agenda

Allan Meltzer was there for Margaret Thatcher.  When she was accosted by the entire British establishment for pursuing monetary, fiscal reform she called Allan Meltzer for advice.  He quietly assured her that reform was an absolute priority.  Thatcher calmly moved … Read More

November 7, 2016 |

Failure of Democracy

I know we’re a Constitutional Republic.  The Founders knew the limits and dangers idealism had among the great unwashed, so they numerated the Republican political ideals into a Constitution.  Our founding documents should never be viewed in isolation. One cannot really … Read More

November 3, 2016 |

Financialization of U.S. Economy & An Emerging Ideological Civil War Brewing

It isn’t difficult to discern the dominant trends that have emerged from Obama’s interventionist central bank policies.  The surging debt, fictional (politicized) unemployment rates, currency interventions etc… Everyone familiar with business indices is familiarized with the growth of the top … Read More

November 2, 2016 |

The Pivot to Asia Failed

The pivot to Asia failed. Underwriting it were two distinct features, alliance maintenance and TPP (trans pacific partnership). Both failed. Diplomatically, team Obama’s posture throughout the Pacific resembles Syria in that diplomacy fails when it isn’t backed up by … Read More

October 27, 2016 |

Modi Finds His Footing in Kashmir

The British can safely be blamed for the partitioning of Ireland and India, if not to mention  Israel; but only with New hi did the calculus have overt geo-strategic calculation.  It fell to England’s nemesis Maulana Azad to extrapolate Mountbatten’s … Read More

October 26, 2016 |

Why Aleppo Is Russian Revenge

The west seems hopelessly lost in how our political leadership views expressions of power; in a word realpolitik.  Aleppo is an example of how myopic western strategic vision remains.  This town in Syria is being ruthlessly bombed by Russia.  Why? … Read More

October 25, 2016 |

Churchill & The Irish

My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland. It is typical of smaller nation states that its citizenry have unqualified grasp of their own history. I’ve noticed it in the Balkans, and throughout eastern Europe. The Irish, perhaps better … Read More

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