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Is There a King in America?

by William J. Federer Do you know what has been the most common form of government in world history? From the invention of writing around 3,300 BC, the world has mostly been ruled by kings. Although called by different names — Pharaohs, Chieftains, Emperors, Caesars, Sultans, Khans, Maharajas, Monarchs, and Dictators — rulers act the…

David Rockefeller, Global Ambassador of Capitalism

by George Gilder Grandson at once of the creator of perhaps the world’s greatest capitalist fortune and of one of the U.S. Senate’s most venerable Republican grandees, David Rockefeller died earlier this year at age 101 as an enigma or even an anathema to many libertarians and conservatives.  Unrepentant globalist, establishment Republican, banker to the…

2017: The Year of the Rooster, or The Year China’s Chickens Come Home To Roost?

Before China’s paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997), passed away, he left a four-word Chinese idiom: Tao Guang Yang Hui(韬光养晦, which is roughly translated to “be humble with your strength and focus on overcoming weaknesses,” as a strategic policy guidance for his successors. Like many Chinese words, this four-word idiom has multiple meanings. Deng probably hoped future Chinese…

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TEAM

by Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. I’ve played water polo for most of my life, and still do. I’ve had the privilege of playing on some truly excellent teams – including four national championship teams – and I’ve also played on some, well… not so excellent teams. I’ve also been involved with some psychology groups who…

THE TRUTH BEHIND TRUMP AND CHINA

by Keith Fitz-Gerald President Trump was emphatic on the campaign trail when it came to China. He declared that he would… … label the country a currency manipulator on “Day One” in office …end unfair trade that hurts American workers, and …clamp down on Chinese espionage Naturally, the mainstream media loved it. Conflict boosts ratings…

TAX LAWS: WHAT’S DIFFERENT IN 2017?

by Larry L. Bertsch From the tax deadline to healthcare regulations, there are several key changes this year that everyone should be aware of before their next tax preparation to ensure they’re in full compliance with the new laws. Tax Changes for 2017 It’s always wise to keep up with updated laws to avoid unnecessary…