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Affluent Investor | May 28, 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

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

July 8, 2016 |

China’s Currency Regime

The current wisdom railing against Beijing is that the Central Bank would run out of reserves in early 2016 forcing China to depreciate its currency again! This insight continues to be extremely shortsighted and typical of the criticism dominating … Read More

July 6, 2016 |

The Han Masters Backdown

The curse of the ‘middle income trap‘, that seemingly benign series of indigenous circumstances that permits a dominant political class to exploit comparative advantage, has ended for Beijing.  As of March, the Central Bank of China decided to stop fighting … Read More

July 5, 2016 |

Challenges of Reconciling Colombia’s FARC

The best possible way to understand the regional contours of Colombia’s recent reconciliation to its domestic terror insurgency is geopolitics.  Like Russia throughout the Cold War, Iranian leadership views the Caribbean basin as a springboard to controlling its regional ambitions.  The … Read More

June 30, 2016 |

The Midget: Beijing

Monday morning in the city of Tianjin, a city immediately outside Beijing, a brain-trust of financial executives coalesced in a Davos style conference organized by the World Economic Forum to discuss the current … Read More

June 28, 2016 |

The Immediate Future of France

Francois Hollande, as President of France, is about to decide the future of his country.

Elected four years ago publicly pledging to overcome applied foreign ‘austerity’ with populist rage touting to ‘soak the rich’, has met the reality of … Read More

June 24, 2016 |

The Saudi Squeeze

The recent U.N. admonition from the Saudi Kingdom regarding its role it the killing of innocent children in war torn Yemen has come full circle. Two points to ponder.

First, the Saudi’s aren’t very good at dealing with challenges in … Read More

June 22, 2016 |

U.S. Foreign Policy in Far East

It isn’t hard to like much of what President Obama has accomplished throughout his presidency, his blatant disregard for previous policy architecture became evident relatively early in his presidency. This outlook gained prominence in Asia, specifically the Far East and … Read More

June 17, 2016 |

Mexico’s Milton Friedman

United States media does a very poor job of measuring up to even nominal standards of international reportage, case in point in this weeks state visit by the Indian prime minister Modi, clearly an emerging advantage for U.S. policy given … Read More

June 16, 2016 |

What Modi Returns Home to India with: Nuclear Strategy

India’s prime minister returned home two days ago after altering the geo-strategic balance in southwest Asia, this is significant given the stakes involved. Since its Independence from an exhausted, faltering Britain, India always promoted itself from within the confines of … Read More

June 6, 2016 |

Enter the Dragon

The recent news of dangerous Chinese interception of U.S. aircraft over international waters in the South China Sea embodies the very realpolitik that has characterized the Han masters for centuries. This isn’t behavior that contemporary internationalists throughout the Obama … Read More

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