Category Archives: Perils Of Specialization

Currency War: The Perils Of Specialization In Finance & Macroeconomics

The editorial board of the Wall St. Journal has revealed great insight into why many political economies throughout the world are experiencing problems with price stability, native currencies and inflation.  The answer is easy to see:  the U.S. Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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The Wizard’s Of A Lost Federal Reserve & The Perils Of Macroeconomic Specialization

For Barney Kilgore & Robert Bartley!  Deeply missed and beloved. The recent acclaim that the Federal Reserve is out of ammunition meets public sentiment of a failed Presidency to generate a milieu that is downright UNAMERICAN!  The clarion call to … Continue reading

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Microsoft The Idolization Of Ephemeral Institution & Nemesis Of Creativity

Throughout his 12 volume study of the rise and decline of civilizations, Arnold Toynbee spent considerable time revealing examples whereby either governments, tribal chiefs, Church’s, political leaders or companies become intractable monolithic institutions both unable and unwilling to anticipate the … Continue reading

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Escape From Freedom

Their remain very few writers whom understood the perils of Totalitarian life and its psychological consequences better than Orwell, Tocqueville, Huxley, Pope John aPaul II, Raymond Aron, Churchill or Frankl.  All have written extensively on pursuing lines of thought critical … Continue reading

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Cyril Northcote Parkinson: A Guru For Financial Goverance

Very few writers ever acclaim the status of Cyril Northcote Parkinson.  Born in 1909 and died in 1993, he befriended most of the great literary and military persons of the British Empire, wrote both Naval and Political treaties that remain … Continue reading

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Gilded Age: Prominence & Patricide

Anyone familiar with the Hudson River Valley in New York State is familiar with the rise of tourism that accompanied the twenty-five year economic boom that we sustained since Reagan.  All along the Hudson River are mansions from the Gilded … Continue reading

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Ralph Peters: Spygame

Known as an old ‘Russian Hand’; a euphemism detailing the acumen accrued by developing successful ‘cover’ as a mole behind the line of fire, Ralph Peters remains one of the finest intelligence experts the Army has produced in decades.  He … Continue reading

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The Perils Of Specialization: Statecraft, Technology, Education & Personal Growth

If any writer, thinker prepared American readers to understand the perils of specialization it was Dr. Peter Drucker, a contemporary of the late great Nobel winner in economics Fredrick Hayek.  Hayek knew Drucker from his days at the Austrian School … Continue reading

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A True Catholic Humanist: Gilbert Murray & The Imploding West

Gilbert Murray is not often thought of being Roman Catholic, I remain unsure of his personal affections regarding the sources of contemporary Catholicism; he remained throughout his life a very deep public man of Britain, throughly engaged in the issues … Continue reading

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Civilizational Growth Or Decline: Technique, Expansion, Finding The Criteria For Intelligibility Of Civilizations

It remains out of vogue in our age of political correctness to speak of either growth or decline of civilizations.  But I do believe that their are criteria to discover a field of intelligibility from which to study and determine … Continue reading

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