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The Biggest Story Of Last Week Wasn’t Big

It’s not a hard and fast rule but lately the subject of Sunday’s post is the biggest political story of the preceding week. Many would have considered President’s Trump statements that he was willing to talk to Robert Mueller’s team under oath and expected it to occur in the next two or three weeks to be the biggest story of last week. I don’t. Continue reading The Biggest Story Of Last Week Wasn’t Big

SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added The Future Is History by Masha Gessen to the Recommended Reading List.   If you are looking for an easy read pass this one by.  If you are looking for an insight into Russian history of the late 20th and thus far into the 21st century it is well worth your time.  It also gives you a lens by which to view recent international political events.

I’m not alone in my praise for Gessen’s work; the book won the 2017 National Book Award for non-fiction.

A Banking Story

PLEASE NOTE: THIS STORY IS A WORK OF FICTION

I started today’s posting with a disclaimer. My first real job was in banking although the transactions I dealt with were much more pedestrian and never reached nine figures left of the decimal point. The plot is ripped straight from today’s headlines. My hope is that my financial expertise and education may help many of my readers to understand just how feasible international money laundering transactions are if you have a few unscrupulous characters and banks involved. If everyone involved stays quiet it is difficult to expose unless you have a talented team trying to unravel it. Say a team like Robert Mueller has assembled. Please join me and read on. Continue reading A Banking Story

Hang On! It’s 2018

If you are reading this it means we made it into the New Year. My advice is that you fasten your seatbelts because I expect it to be a rocky ride! In reverse order here are my predictions for the five biggest stories of 2018. I sincerely hope I am incorrect on number one! Continue reading Hang On! It’s 2018

2017 – A Year In Review

Today is New Year’s Eve. At midnight we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018. I’m happy about the former and apprehensive about the latter. Today I want to briefly review what I thought were the top five political stories of 2017. Interestingly the first four link back to the last. In reverse order here they are. Continue reading 2017 – A Year In Review