Taxation and off shore Banking

“Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.” “We used to have a very, very solid country because it was […]

via FLASHBACK – President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again — The Ugly Truth

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On the way to the poor house

Until very recently, the dusty African territory of Djibouti was best known to the wider world for its inhabitants’ habit of chewing khat. Each day, as the heat of the afternoon mounts, the men of Djibouti gather in sociable groups, wad a few leaves of the East African shrub Catha edulis into their cheeks, and […]

via Why Borrowers on China’s Belt and Road Will Go From Euphoria to Depression — Astute News

Chinas’ soft power projection

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle. The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have unveiled a key to answering one of…

via Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it — Quartz

Stud Poker as Statescraft

Eleven nations will formally enter into a new trade pact today designed to lower tariffs and bridge regulatory gaps around the Pacific rim, despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the deal last year. The deal, which we will call TPP-11 1, creates the third-largest trade zone in the world after the…

via Mexico and Canada just got more leverage in US trade negotiations — Quartz

Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy — Quartz

The global business of raising livestock and crops is gaining a new entrant.

Lets ensure that the mistakes of the past are corrected and that sustainable farming is the critria used to measure success. 

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product. Yet almost every other year, recurring droughts and water scarcity take a toll on local pastoralists’ ability to keep their animals live and healthy. In 2017 alone, livestock loss has ranged…

via Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy — Quartz

Democratizing the Business Lobby

Business advocacy groups

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is losing its pre-eminent position as The organization that represents America Industry in Congress and in International Business circles.

If The Chamber is showing its slip, what caused the slippest and who or what is filling the void?