Author Archives: John Thomas

Words of Wisdom to new MBA’s from the Oracle of Omaha

It seems like only yesterday that I was on stage receiving my MBA diploma and ready to conquer the world. Well, really I was just trying to get a job first. Times were different in the ’80s and ’90s. Tuition had yet to skyrocket, and an MBA degree was a novel segue to Wall Street and consulting. Today it is ...

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China has surpassed the World Bank as the World’s Largest Creditor

The opaque lending of China to developing countries has missed the eyes of the World Bank and other regulatory institutions. The reporting is far from transparent, as one would assume that the Chinese prefer to do their credit work under the radar. With that said, let’s try to establish some data points. “Between 2000 and 2017, other countries’ debt owed ...

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The Euro hangs in the balance of the Italian Economy

The fact that individual countries would give up their financial sovereignty and allow those with diverse cultures and different agendas to dictate policy still amazes me. The euro is the current epicenter of mild hysteria in the European Union. These are the same quislings who brought open borders to the continent and allowed their culture to be altered by the ...

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Space – The Final Financial Frontier

It is no secret that Captain Jeff Bezos and the Starship Amazon have their sites set beyond the metaphysical world. The allure of the infinity of space and the expansionary economic vision is too rich to ignore. The titans of industry like Bezos, Musk and others have taken the lead by launching satellites into space at a size and price-point ...

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Is there an Economic Dichotomy between Pot and Painkillers?

Not that long ago, marijuana was illegal across the land, and known as a gateway drug that would lead one down the path of no return. The opioids were considered a medical breakthrough in managing debilitating pain, allowing those suffering from cancer and the like to lead better, more pain free lives. Fast forward to today, and the perception is ...

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Elizabeth Warren’s anti-entrepreneur “You didn’t build that on your own” Speech

As with academic papers written by scholars and examined by students, it is assumed that the subject matter is accurate and generally follows the nomenclature of purpose, hypotheses and findings. I will use this template to critique a discourse of diatribe by Elizabeth Warren that is known as the “You didn’t build that on your own” speech. (Editor’s note: You ...

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