We All Love Our Children

We all want our children to have a better life If you have been reading this blog, by now you know that I love to study history - but that is not the only area that you can learn from. Along with history, travel is by far one of the best teachers. Formal education in classrooms can actually hold your education back. It makes people believe that the world actually conforms to all the fancy theories someone makes up to make kids believe in a certain point of view.

Reserve Currency and Inflation

Reserve Currency and Inflation Reserve Currency (Wikipedia) A reserve currency (or anchor currency) is a currency that is held in significant quantities by governments and institutions as part of their foreign exchange reserves, and that is commonly used in international transactions. People who live in a country that issues a reserve currency can purchase imports and borrow across borders more cheaply than people in other nations because they don't need to exchange their currency to do so.

Superpowers Never Last

The end of a super power In the early 1500s, a priest by the name of Fray Francisco de Ugalde told the king that Spain was "el imperio en el que nunca se pone el sol". Translated: the sun never set on the Spanish Empire.  And indeed, with its vast land holdings across the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and even the South Pacific, Spain (or the House of Habsburg) had become the first truly global superpower. In fact, the Empire's status was so great that its silver coin (the real de ocho or piece of 8) was used around the world as a global reserve standard... including in the US colonies.  But, it didn’t last.

Lost Freedoms

Lay Liberty is Crying When you grow up in the U.S. of A. at this time in history, you’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet and that other nations 'hate you' for your freedom.  You’re also told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world.  That this justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles-- things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege.

What most people haven’t yet realized that each of these core pillars have been systematically dismantled over the years (by those who supposedly represent us), including:

How Much do You Weigh in Kilograms?

Kilogams or Pounds? Don't know? Well, if you lived in just about any country on the planet, you would know the answer immediately.

But if you live in the United States, It's probably calculator time right now. That's because what most people who live in the US don't realize that the US is one of the few countries in the world not using the metric system.

Ten Things That Americans Waste Money On

10 Things Americans Waste Money On I read a lot of newsletters (instead of listening to the biased talking heads on TV) and found this bit of wisdom from Dave Ramsey that I found interesting. He related how we don’t think much about our daily money-wasters . . . but we need to. Here is his list of the top ten things we waste money on in America today:


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