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 [...]


Who Is Buying Gold?

This article is by Sovereign Man associate, Tim Staermose, billed as their “Chief Investment Strategist.” If you wish to know who is buying gold, here is an answer. — JH


Did you know that, according to Capgemini and the Royal Bank of Canada’s latest World Wealth Report, there are now more millionaires in Asia than North [...]


Portugal: Capitulation Of Hope

[Portugal has been the "sick man" Europe for many, many years. After the overthrow of the corrupt military dictatorship in 1974, the country has suffered through a succession of mostly socialist leaders, with strong elements of Marxist parties and Marxist unions. It's a quaint, slow place where now it is mired in debt, [...]


Eight Places Where Americans Can Still Bank Offshore

Thanks to the steady barrage of US government regulation ranging from the obtusely insipid Dodd-Frank financial reform to the impossible-to-implement Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), banks everywhere have to make this decision.

In short, Congress has passed legislation to control foreign banks on foreign soil. FATCA, for example, requires that every single bank on [...]


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 [...]