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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.