Something to Think About #106 – Information, Not Advice #27: Mercantilism By Klarise Yahya

Mercantilism began sometime in the 1400s, rising quickly before beginning a long, slow collapse. Its terminal decline began with the success of the American Revolution (England: 1783) and peaked with the independence of India (England: 1947) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Belgium: 1960).  Mercantilism was, at root, a parasitical economic system whereby the…

Something to Think About #95: Information, Not Advice – Part 15 The Effect of Long Term Inflation on Real Estate: Part 3 By- Klarise Yahya

Continued . . .  In the mid 1600’s the Dutch Republic was beginning its climb to global power. The Dutch traders, having a monopoly of trade with Japan and the East Indies, had become the middlemen between European nations and the Far East. For a period, Amsterdam’s population was doubling every 20 years (an annual…