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Affluent Investor | March 30, 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

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

May 13, 2016 |

Solzhenitsyn & Limits of Positivism

“A significant and perhaps irreversible process I believe, threatens to advance, substantially in the twenty-first century, is humanity’s hazardous crossing from a natural existence into a techno-sphere. Technical progress, which for centuries grew by devouring nature, now proceeds at … Read More

May 11, 2016 |

The Afghan Modern Nation State

Ever since The Great Game ended, Afghan politics has been dominated by an internal struggle between rival ethnic factions in an attempt to create the social, political and institutional trappings of a nation state. That writ has always been elusive; given … Read More

April 21, 2016 |

Human Capital & The Challenge of OUR Time

Abraham Maslow spent his life discerning interior trends that motivate the human person toward a unity not seen in other mammals; a unity of personality, toward spontaneous expressiveness, toward full responsibility, toward full individuality; an unrepeatable identity. Of seeing … Read More

April 19, 2016 |

Why Marx and Keynes Wanted to Euthanize the Saver Class

The key to resolving the thought and work of Keynes is his concept of euthanizing the rentier. Like Marx himself, Keynes and his statist Fabians possessed unrivaled satanic hatred for England’s social hierarchy of privileged estates; a world of fixed … Read More

March 15, 2016 |

Scalia & the Sanctity of Conjugal Relations: Cornerstone of Western Civilization Denigrated

The burial of Antonin Scalia provides thought provoking insights into the limits of utopian appeals of American progressive politics in an age where contemporary culture has engulfed traditional insights into the informing relation between conscience and an objective moral order … Read More

February 26, 2016 |

The Recession, Low Oil & Renewal

Recent news that OPEC has frozen its oil output is significant, for it means that its original strategy of flooding the world with oil to maintain market share in the hope of bankrupting both Russia and U.S. frackers has failed.

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