Truth Lies with System Outcomes, Not the Stated Intentions of its Architects

We live in a world today where the number of people that understand the truth about a wide array of topics, especially societal infrastructures, is severely diminishing. The reason for this is a combination of various factors, including the stripping of critical thinking skills from schooling worldwide as well as the exponential proliferation of disinformation … Continue reading Truth Lies with System Outcomes, Not the Stated Intentions of its Architects

Are You a 1 or a 0? Be Neither. Become a 2.

Are you a One or a Zero? For those of you that are fans of the US television show Mr. Robot you know what this means. However, I’m reserving my review of Season Four of Mr. Robot for skwealthacademy podcast #103 and will not discuss that show within the confines of this article, even though … Continue reading Are You a 1 or a 0? Be Neither. Become a 2.

Does Earning $34K a Year Really Place You Among the Top 1% of Income Earners in the World?

For those of you that prefer watching a video over reading, you may click here to view a video of the below transcript.  Does earning $34,000 a year really place you in the top 1% of income earners on planet Earth? I even heard this statistic when I was working in the financial industry and … Continue reading Does Earning $34K a Year Really Place You Among the Top 1% of Income Earners in the World?

Four Photos that Prove Financial Journalism is Dead

Real financial journalism is dead. Financial journalism has been dead for decades, but in the most recent decade, it has taken a particularly rapid turn for the worse. I have been writing articles for years about the transition of mainstream financial media into a mouthpiece for Central Bankers and the State as a primary reason … Continue reading Four Photos that Prove Financial Journalism is Dead

Why Understanding Truth in Politics Greatly Increases Understanding Truth in Finance

Realizing how the process of understanding truth in politics can greatly increase the process of understanding truth in finance is vastly underrated and underappreciated. Regarding my blog articles and podcasts, in which I write and speak about topics of finance, money, education and critical thinking, I occasionally also address political events and current news, such … Continue reading Why Understanding Truth in Politics Greatly Increases Understanding Truth in Finance

The Rambofication and Dumbing Down of Public Discourse and News

In recent years, the Rambofication and dumbing down of public discourse has taken over the manner in which we dissent with one another. The lack of critical skill development at all levels of schooling today from primary school to high school to university and graduate school levels leaves all of us extremely vulnerable to the … Continue reading The Rambofication and Dumbing Down of Public Discourse and News

The Continuing Decline of Western Civilization and Our Responsibility to Stop It

Every now and then, it is critical to connect Central Banker monetary policy and the economic misery and suffering created by their deliberate destruction of fiat currency purchasing power to its negative spillover effects in greater society. Today, because the entire world is mired in global economic recession (despite the lies of mainstream media that … Continue reading The Continuing Decline of Western Civilization and Our Responsibility to Stop It

How the Politics of the Nobel Prize Clouds Public Understanding of Important Global Issues Like Poverty

This year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, andMichael Kremer for their pioneering work in attacking issues of education and health to provide real world solutions in attacking the global problems of poverty.  While I laud these two gentlemen and one woman for … Continue reading How the Politics of the Nobel Prize Clouds Public Understanding of Important Global Issues Like Poverty

Why Critical Thinking is Inseparable From Freedom

Ethics Are Immune from Group Affiliations Critical thinking is inseparable from freedom as much as gold is inseparable from sound money and sound banking. In fact, one can consider this article as the perfect companion to the article I wrote ten years ago called Gold and Economic Freedom, Reinterpreted for the 21st Century. The reason … Continue reading Why Critical Thinking is Inseparable From Freedom

Why Do Schools Lack Applied Knowledge?

Everything I Know About Improving My Life, I Learned Outside of School, Part 3 Today, in every nation around the world, schools lack applied knowledge. And for this very reason, everything I know today about improving my life, I learned outside of school. Embrace, Don’t Fear Change In part two of this series (read Part … Continue reading Why Do Schools Lack Applied Knowledge?