Domestic Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory

The Road To SAFTE

The Chinese Silk Road Initiative is an idea almost literally as old as civilization itself. There has always been a desire, nay, a need to transport goods and services safely and efficiently between two points of interest. And although I observe the pluck and tenacity of the Chinese, the oblique argument which keeps coming to… Continue reading The Road To SAFTE

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory

For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

Late in April of 2017 the United States Federal Reserve decided to abstain from enacting what was expected to be only the second rate increase in what has started out as an eventful year. The logic undergirding this lack of monetary exuberance was the current level of United States economic growth, or rather lack thereof.… Continue reading For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

East Asian Affairs · European Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Political Theory · Russian Affairs · United Nations Diplomacy

A Time For Reckoning: Suggestions For The Future Of U.S., E.U. Relations

The below attached file is my latest thesis on suggestions for the future of U.S.- E.U. Relations in the newly minted Trump Administration. The paper seeks to first briefly describe what Secretary of Defense John Mattis has described as the “Arc of Instability” currently at play in European politics. It then offers timely suggestions as to what can be done to better relations between the United States and Europe at a time of budget deficits, Russian aggression, and rising violence from Islamic Fundamentalism.

The paper can be downloaded here: a-time-for-reckoning-suggestions-for-the-future-of-u-s-e-u-relations-final

A Moment Of Your Time... · Domestic Affairs · Political Theory

Opinion on Ecumenical Papal Conclaves

In 2015 Pope Francis I visited the United States in what many viewed as an important and conciliatory gesture toward Americans, and Protestants as a whole— He was the second pope to do so. In the preceding weeks and days that followed their was much talk about the munificence of the Pope, and his desire… Continue reading Opinion on Ecumenical Papal Conclaves

Domestic Affairs · Domestic Policy · Political Theory

Why Abolishing Gerrymandering Is A Bad Idea

Democrats have as of late been promoting, and seriously considering the idea of revising the constitution an order to prevent gerrymandering from occurring. On its face this seems like a rather noble endeavor however once one begins to sift through the facts of what exactly that would entail, it becomes clear, in my opinion, that… Continue reading Why Abolishing Gerrymandering Is A Bad Idea

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Middle Eastern Affairs · Russian Affairs

Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

In an exclusive contextual analysis of World Bank economic figures, it has been determined that Russia has expended in excess of $800 Billion US dollars in the war in Syria. Russia, whose involvement in the war, if the numbers are to be believed, goes back to at least 2011, and recently required them to Sell… Continue reading Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

European Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Political Theory

Position Paper on Funding of European Defense Agency Through Debt Restructuring

The underwhelming size of European Debt Holdings of United States Treasury Bonds fails to belie the comfortable position which a sizable share of interest European Banks have taken in the United States Treasury Securities Market. This fact does not go unnoticed by the author. However with outstanding debt totaling in excess of 1.24 trillion dollars… Continue reading Position Paper on Funding of European Defense Agency Through Debt Restructuring