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Affluent Investor | July 29, 2017

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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

October 13, 2016 |

What the Russian Revolution Teaches About Conflict Between Competing Civilizations

Next year will be the centenary anniversary of the Russian Revolution.  The absolute best study was done by Tibor Szamuely, although one can also place the work of Solzhenitsyn, Robert Conquest and Dominic Lieven as representing the finest scholarly … Read More

October 12, 2016 |

What Iraq Taught The U.S. Military

There are legions of think tanks and armed disciplines like the Marine Corps that possess a fine grasp of the deep abiding cultural, institutional challenges The Long War asks of the American regime.  We haven’t answered THIS challenge.  If we’re going to win, … Read More

October 7, 2016 |

India’s Reagan

India’s ninth prime minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao inherited a nation in total collapse. Little did anyone notice, but India’s embrace of a capitalist ethos would only come after she openly failed at socialism. Identical to Mao’s reversal under Deng, Reagan’s reversal … Read More

September 30, 2016 |

The Real Hunger Games

The U.S. electorate is facing a paradox, its main political parties have outsourced to television networks a political capacity reserved to election commissions, namely the ability to choose candidates for high office.  This is occurring in an age of disruption … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in WWII

When Truman unleashed Fat Man & Little Boy over Japan in the hope of compelling capitulation, he knew American strength had reached heights of military might unrivaled in history.  What most American’s don’t know is the history of how those … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

India’s Public Intellectual Central Banker Leaves Parting Warning

Now that they’ve gotten rid of Rajan, India’s former central banker has some parting advice for his fellow economists: be wary of low interest rates and exhausted, depleted institutional capital in an age as threatening as ours.

Modi’s recovery in replacing … Read More

September 19, 2016 |

Egypt: Linchpin for U.S. Foreign Policy in Middle East

It should never have been a question to support Mubarak, instead the Obama administration took the easy way out and backed the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi, enraging regional allies that continued to support both U.S. regional war aims and Israeli … Read More

September 15, 2016 |

Personhood: Moral Axis of Symmetry Between the Collective & Capitalism

My first mentor, the late great Dr. Luke William McCann told me how his tenure at Columbia Universities comparative literature department was riven to engage Russian literature, especially Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. It seems the theological, moral unpinning of Russian … Read More

September 14, 2016 |

The Return of the King: David Ben-Gurion Periphery Doctrine Replaces Corrupt Peace Process

Thomas Carlyle’s overly weaned motif that history is boiled down to great men is in need of revision; for how does one make sense of Israel?

When Irving Kristol arrived in Jerusalem to deliver a lecture titled ‘On the political … Read More

September 12, 2016 |

The Obamacare Coalition is Fractured

When pundits across the nation begin eulogizing Obama’s tenure, we need to remind ourselves how we got here, for 2016 needs to be a year … Read More

August 31, 2016 |

The Winner of the US/Iraq War is… Iran!

The end of Ramadan saw Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei blame the U.S. for Islamic terror. In their eyes, it is the west and its alliance regime responsible for the rise of terror attacks throughout Iraq, Istanbul, Bangladesh, Yemen, and … Read More

August 30, 2016 |

The Han Masters Strike at Bretton Woods, Monetary Velocity, & Survival

As the American regime moves to strengthen an alliance regime known as Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the hope of building up both the industrial base of nation states nominally aligned to the west while pushing back on Beijing’s strategic naval ambitions … Read More

August 22, 2016 |

China’s Mao Type Purges

Study China long enough and everything looks like farce. That’s because the old dictum of history repeating itself becomes nauseating when filtered through the opaque maze of the Middle Kingdom. What’s playing out now before the world is a work … Read More

August 18, 2016 |

The Choice Facing Chinese Leadership

When Barack Obama took the helm at the nadir of the U.S. financial crisis in 2008, no one was quite sure the policies he would seek to redress the re-capitalization of U.S. banks. Shortly before her death at the age … Read More

August 17, 2016 |

The Most Heavily Nuclearized Place On The Planet

I’ve spent a lifetime in pursuit of understanding the intricate geopolitical wiles of the Subcontinent, especially Pakistan. In short, its not a democracy and it … Read More

August 16, 2016 |

Our Political Problems Are Moral

When Lev Davidovich Bronshtein (pen name Leon Trotsky) wrote about homo Soveiticus, the new breed of man born under the pall of terror; a subject of tyrannical social engineering by the State, he was referencing a utopian conviction that contemporary capitalist states now … Read More

August 10, 2016 |

Lawyers Supporting ‘Honor’ Killings

I initially saw the murder of Qandeel Baloch (real name Rauzia Azeem) as just that: sanctioned murder. But this case cannot be viewed in isolation. … Read More

August 9, 2016 |

Europe Needs England More Than England Needs Europe

Its isn’t hard to see that the Continent needs a vibrant U.K. more than London needs Berlin. Although this isn’t easy to see now, any quick glance of the emerging domestic, geopolitical challenges reveals that the entire continent is managing … Read More

July 26, 2016 |

New British PM is Masterful, Margaret Thatcher is Back!

This week saw the resurgence of two significant components of political life on display when England’s new Prime Minister approached the Dispatch Box for question time: rhetoric and applied effort.

Although our founders knew the fragility of Parliaments, having chosen a … Read More

July 25, 2016 |

A Keynesian Trips A Monetarist…

The single most disturbing component of our non-recovery throughout every first world economy is the stagnation of broad money. Its only real historical corollary is Arthur Burns and stagflation, but even then its a tenuous example. Talk to any … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

A Racket Called Central Banking

Marx and Keynes weren’t the first to recognize the relationship between money and labor, although they remain the most prominent faces among macro-literati to note the changing value of money relative to time. Even Ibn Khaldun’s work in the early … Read More

July 15, 2016 |

India: Post Rajan

Modi’s complicity in passively handling Central Bank leadership under Rajan speaks volumes to how Modi’s party views priorities, politics and publicity. This isn’t good news. By not standing by India’s ‘Volcker‘, Modi has … Read More

July 14, 2016 |

India: Banking Reform & Credit Allocation

Dominant political majorities politicize banking. In the United States, banks have been regulated to the point of dysfunction. It continues this way because it serves the policy goals of a dominant political class. … Read More

July 13, 2016 |

What the Han Masters Think About The Renminbi

The renminbi (ren-nin-bee) is translated as ‘the People’s money’, the colloquial term of usage is yuan (pronounced like ‘yawn’), it was gratuitously designated reserve currency status by sympathetic Keynesian authorities throughout the IMF who thought that bestowing favorable status to China’s currency … Read More

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