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Farewell, Welfare State

BALTIMORE – The tweet was never sent and never received… “Lying Otto von Bismarck set us up for bankruptcy! What was he thinking? Sad!!” Instead, Mr. Trump said last weekend that, far from trying to curb the promises and cut…

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Investing in the world’s next $1 trillion industry

We continue our exploration of the murky world of cybersecurity (and cyber-offence) today. Remember our thesis: it ultimately doesn’t matter if Russia hacked and leaked information that influenced the US election. What’s important is that more or less every major…

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A Role Model for Trump

Build the Fatherland. Kill a student. – Pro-Perón graffiti on buildings in Buenos Aires, circa 1952 BALTIMORE – “I’m not superstitious.” The answer showed such charming insouciance and in-your-face bravado that it might have come from the mouth of America’s…

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Former “spook” talks cybersecurity

Today we delve further into the murky world of cyber-warfare, with insights from former intelligence “spooks” fighting on the front line. My research team at Frontier Tech Investor spoke to experts from two cybersecurity firms, Darktrace and root9B. Darktrace was…

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The Age of “Trumpismo”

BALTIMORE – “Trumpismo,” we said to a colleague on Friday. “That’s all you have to know.” We are looking forward to the next four years with a mixture of curiosity, dread, and rank voyeurism. Not that we know WHAT will…

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Your views on Putin, Trump and the hack

I write to you from Heathrow airport, on my way to Baltimore to meet one of the most powerful – and controversial – central bankers of all time. Can’t say any more than that right now. But expect more information…

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Does the Deep State Have it in for Trump?

BALTIMORE – Two things. One we understand. The other we don’t. First, you gotta hand it to Wall Street. The financial elite were 1,000% behind Hillary. Then, when Donald Trump won the White House, within minutes, they were in his…

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Striking the Hurricane Panda

Later today a plane will land at San Francisco airport and reignite a major diplomatic and military flashpoint – one that will have consequences for us all. It’s another part in the story I’ve been telling you all week –…

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The End of Obamacare? Not So Fast…

BALTIMORE – “The Donald” – still in Manhattan, and still largely ignorant of the nasty critters and perverse ecosystem on the banks of the Potomac – is catching whiffs of swamp gas. Talking to the New York Post, the president-elect said…

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A $92 billion scam

In today’s Capital & Conflict… scamming your way to a $92 billion “profit”… why our monetary system is built on shaky foundations… a simple way to make $3,000… the final nail in the coffin for the media… and more. Two…

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