Something to Think About #108 – Information, Not Advice #29: Hamilton by Klarise Yahya

Continued . . . King’s College – The letter caused Hamilton’s employer, who experienced the same catastrophic storm but lacked Hamilton’s expressive ability, to fund his study at King’s College (now Columbia University), where Alexander arrived in 1774. This was after Princeton declined Hamilton’s required terms of enrollment. At age 19, being supported by third…

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…