Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

High Yield Spreads, Minsky Moment & Putin

I’m bracing for what could be a pretty severe market correction. There is a lot of leverage being used in the market with little appreciation of the risks, sometimes referred to as a Minsky Cycle. Once that cycle takes hold … Continue reading

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Lets get this settled, economists are not weather forecasters. They are forward thinkers, and you should listen to what they have to say.

The lines below are mostly a response to opinions expressed by a few close friends after many vigorous debates over the value that economists provide and the role that they offer in the current discussion about income inequality… To my dear friend who contends … Continue reading

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The Falklands Conflict: What China May Have Learned & How They Might Be Applying it in the South China Sea

It has been said that China’s policies are developed in terms of decades, which might be in contrast to other countries that seem to be fixated on issues relevant to the next election cycle.  The South China Sea policy may be … Continue reading

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