President Trump’s Inner Circle looking more like a group of ‘Hollow Men’

One of the biggest problems with filling a Presidential cabinet with older politicians and generals is that they are extremely limited in being able to see and adapt to a changing world. And while the eventual rise of Vladimir Putin in Russia helped that country to progress and thrive because they cast off the trappings of the former Soviet Union for productivity and international cooperation, the U.S. has remained trapped in a ‘Cold War’ mentality which has been run for the past 30 years by a group of what we might term, ‘Hollow Men’.

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It’s finally come… Wall Street wants your 401K

Ever since the U.S. financial system came hat in hand to beg taxpayers for a bailout back in 2008, it was only a matter of time before either Wall Street, or the government, would seek to find a way to steal the $19 – 25 trillion Americans have in their myriad of retirement accounts. And not withstanding Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama’s attempts to connive individuals into shifting their 401K’s and IRA’s into government backed debt, most retiree’s money has been relatively safe over the past eight years since the Fed was providing enough ‘stimulus’ to feed the hunger of the banks and hedge funds.

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China’s Jinping and the ‘Trump’ card

China’s Premier Xi Jinping came to Florida for his first visit with America’s new President at a time when the world’s economic and geo-political environments are reaching a boiling point. And contrary to Donald Trump’s belief and rhetoric that he can outmaneuver China into giving up major concessions regarding the trade imbalance that has benefited the Far Eastern economy for more than two decades, the fact of the matter is that it is China, not the U.S., who holds all the cards including a new Trump card that could invariably leave the U.S. on the outside looking in.

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Did the EU just kill the British-German merger of exchanges because of Brexit and Article 50?

On March 28 UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially signed Article 50, setting in motion the process for Britain to officially leave the European Union. And on Wednesday that paperwork was handed over to EU officials, thus beginning what is expected to be a two year process to both dissolve and re-entreaty different agreements that may or may not extend beyond their former privileges in the continental coalition.

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With 15 more nations ready to sign onto the AIIB, China’s IMF alternative close to capturing half the world

Last week saw the first new set of signatories join the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) since the original 57 nations joined on the institution’s inception back in 2015. And with these 13 new countries buying into China’s alternative to the West’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) bank, a total of 70 countries have recognized the shift that is taking place from West to East in the global financial system.

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