Squatting On The Shoulders Of Midgets

Notes from the Field

Date: December 6, 2012

Reporting From: Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile

Isaac Newton, the father of classical mechanics and progenitor of nearly every technology we use today, was easily one of the top 10 most influential minds in all of human history. So much so that even Albert [...]


FinCEN: Tomorrow May Bring Yet Another Stupid Regulation

Reporting From: Santiago, Chile

The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.

— Thomas Jefferson

[A]ll government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

— Jonathan Swift

A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon– it won’t [...]


Bank Privacy: RIP

From The Sovereign Man

Reporting From: Talca, Chile

Banking privacy is dead. Completely, totally dead. Murdered, really. The US government is the assailant, and FATCA is the murder weapon.

We’ve talked about this a few times before—FATCA is the heinously insidiously piece of legislation that President Obama signed into law in 2010 as part of the [...]


The Most Powerful Force On The Planet

From Sovereign Man 

Date: December 12, 2011 Reporting From: Talca, Chile

We’ve spent a wonderful weekend at the farm in Chile watching the harvest of our latest blueberry crop. As I write this, there are 52-workers walking up and down the rows of trees picking fruit … and it’s quite an interesting business.  

Blueberry trees [...]


The Sovereign Man

I would like to introduce a new contributor to the Daily Capitalist, “Simon Black” who writes the Sovereign Man blog. He focuses on opportunities outside of the U.S. We will be republishing his articles from time to time on matters which I think will be of interest to our readers.  ”Simon Black”, the writer, uses [...]


The Truth About China

This article is from Sovereign Man, whose e-mail reports I get daily from Simon Black, who must be the most traveled man in the world. They specialize in finding advantageous places for people who would chose an expatriate life (“Survive and thrive in the Age of Turmoil”) and his commentary is usually pretty interesting.

Today’s [...]