To catch a falling star

Every year around august 11th – 13th the human race is treated to one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular light shows, cosmic fireworks, beautiful enough to inspire the most detailed artworks and the finest symphonies. As the earth journeys through its orbit about the sun it encounters interplanetary debris left behind from the comet swift- … Continue reading

Lost Aspirations

When i was a boy all i wanted to become was an astronaut, I was fascinated by the universe, in awe of its mystery and its majesty. As my life progressed across 3 continents and through countless cultures my interests were replaced, and replaced again. It became clear that my dream of becoming an astronaut wasn’t going to come true, … Continue reading

Europe Underwater

          In the past few weeks we saw Greece’s parliament adopt austerity measures demanded as conditionality by the IMF and Europe’s finance ministers in exchange for another round of Greek loans. So you’d think that the European sovereign debt crisis is under control, right? Wrong, two obvious reasons are the warnings … Continue reading

Connecting The Dots: food prices, inflation, unemployment, revolutions and peak oil

Connecting the dots The revolt in Tunisia ushered in 2011, when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of the administrative building in the city of Sidi Bouzid. And in doing so lit the fuse that has detonated Egypt and threatens to topple the political order of the Maghreb, Yemen, and beyond. The reason … Continue reading

Undermining An Empire

Empires throughout history have maintained their hegemony through  economic and military prowess, but they must also rely on a form of ideological legitimacy to maintain their  tenet. Such legitimacy is often embedded in the geopolitical status of said empire amongst its allies and admirers. The formation of the US empire after the second world war built upon its … Continue reading

Hitting The Ceiling

US government will be seen hitting limit. In the next coming months the United States federal government is expected to hit the debt ceiling, a limit on how much the federal government is allowed to borrow. But until then a battle in is brewing in Washington, in a new and politically divided congress, between the … Continue reading

Gold in 2011

2011 trends report Gold   Since 2001 the price of gold per ounce has risen 500%, trading at about $300 in 2001 to an all time high of over $1400 at the end of 2010, making most of its gains in the recent years. Most of the gains made by gold between the years 2008 … Continue reading

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