Category: Capitalist Viewpoints

Investing in Education

Investing involves more than simply allocating money towards a particular venture. It also involves what we do with our time, which is arguably our greatest resource. In today’s world Mark and I see a fair amount of futility involved in going to University immediately out of secondary school, and even

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Flying Money – Where It All Began

China circa 1100… This was a time when commerce was booming, life was grand and the Chinese economy was expanding rapidly. I don’t know the figures but by all historical accounts real GDP was going through the roof. Alternating crops on the land, irrigating and fertilising with manure – in

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Avoid the Jelly Heads

Some weeks ago I had a conversation with Douglas Clayton. We discussed Cambodia – The New Emerging Market, and it’s inevitable transformation from sleepy backwater into economic up-and-comer. It’s got a long way to go, but that’s why the opportunity is so intriguing. In the course of the conversation we

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A Mongolian Mogul

Jamul Jadamba is a Mongolian National with an intriguing and diverse background. He’s fast become one of the most valuable members of our on-the-ground network in the country, and he’s a man we are paying a LOT of attention to. You’ll see why over the next few days. Born in

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Why GDP Numbers are a Farce!

Listening to some of the clowns at Davos prattle on with myriad broken theories, while simultaneously using statistics as weapons in their intellectual tantrums, it struck me that most people have little idea what actually goes into government numbers such as CPI, GDP, unemployment levels, etc. In theory GDP or Gross Domestic Product should give

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Davos – Profiting from the Asinine

Davos  (?dæv?s) — n. Romansch name: Tarau.  A mountain resort town in Switzerland. Let’s consult the CapitalistExploits.com Dictionary for a better definition: Davos – n. A mountain resort town in Switzerland. It is best known as a place invaded annually by an assortment of the world’s most arrogant power brokers,

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