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Moving Toward a Geopolitical Marketplace

By Jay Ogilvy This column frames a question to which I do not have the answer. Or think of it as a historical agenda: How can we bring the logic of free market exchange into the domain of geopolitical conflict? Why would we want to do such a thing? It’s not simply a matter of substituting gold for guns, or nonviolent exchange for violent exchange. The question I am posing is not based on some utopian hope for perpetual peace. The distinction I want to focus on is the difference between zero-sum conflict and positive-sum exchange. The Zero-Sum Nature of […]


BRICS countries facing increasing political risk says Aon

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today unveiled its 2014 Political Risk Map which identifies an increased risk rating for all five emerging market BRICS countries. As a result, countries representing a large share of global output experienced a broad-based increase in political risk including political violence, government interference and sovereign non-payment risk. Brazil’s rating was downgraded; political risks have been increasing from moderate levels as economic weakness has increased the role of the government in the economy. This is of particular concern given this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Russia’s […]


Fiancial Collapse looming ahead?

Central Banks all over are scurrying to buy up as much gold as they can. Several stories are breaking around the planet on this. Keep your eye on the prize people. Senator Ron Paul has been warning us for some time, but did we listen? Ron Paul Statement on Bernanke Hearing SPRINGFIELD, Virginia– Ron Paul, Campaign for Liberty Chairman, and former Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy issued the following statement today regarding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services: “While I certainly don’t miss Congress, where politicians are constantly […]