How can you get rid of obnoxious dictators while keeping ostensibly autonomous countries and their riches under your control without sending troops?
This was a topic that American strategists grappled within the early years of the Cold War.

confessions of an economic hitman book cover

In the 1950s, a clandestine operation in Iran established a pattern for American foreign policy, but it needed to be tweaked.

Empires have relied on military might throughout history. If they wished to rule an area, they sent troops to capture it. Rivals might contest these claims, which could lead to war, although violence was rarely used as a deterrent. The conflict was just an inherent expense of doing business as…


People all over the world go hungry because others waste perfectly good food; corporations profit from distant civil wars in which child soldiers are forced to slaughter one another, and factory owners profit from mothers sewing cheap clothes in their factories for a pittance so that the West can shop…


Summary: The Wealth Of Nations — Adam Smith

According to Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations, Society’s productivity is increased by creating a division of labor that permits individuals to specialize. The ensuing surplus can subsequently be exchanged or invested in accordance with one’s self-interest. …


Following the events of September 11, 2001, efforts to develop internet privacy legislation were put on hold. There are now very few regulations in place to prevent your personal data from being gathered, sold to advertising, and utilized to create more powerful predictive smart gadgets. This data includes surfing history…


It’s been pounded into our heads that fossil fuels are evil. Coal combustion pollutes the atmosphere, causing the world to overheat; mining and transporting oil results in spills and possibly disastrous environmental consequences.
Is this, however, true? This book suggests the opposite.
Not only is our usage of fossil fuels advantageous, but…


Recognize the future’s building components.

There is no way out of Google’s world.
It has completely redefined the way we interact online and with the rest of the world in the 20 years since its inception, even becoming a verb along the way.
Is its tapestry of big data and free access…


Learn how Bitcoin can change the way we think about money.

Bitcoin is a user-created and controlled virtual currency. Bitcoin fundamentally limits the power of governments and banks through its unbreakable cryptography and decentralized organization, empowering individuals to send money around the world anonymously, safely, and quickly.

Humans have used…


The Bitcoin Standard Book Cover

Money makes the world go round, whether it’s the coins in your pocket or the internationally accepted credit card in your wallet. Our ancient ancestors relied on barter to get by. …


Blind trading the financial markets

We live in an era of limitless information. You can pull out your phone and amass massive amounts of data within seconds. However, when it comes to major financial markets, a large majority of traders prefer to utilize only information offered to them from popular charting platforms. …


it is a long time since the created world pursued another form of the gold standard at Bretton Woods, and very nearly a long time since that peg to gold was relinquished. From that point forward, the world has waded through with a framework secured to the oil price and…

Ali H. Askar

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