• Wuhan Lab Leak Theory: Why is this even a controversial statement?
    By the 1960s, it was pretty obvious that sugar contributed to health problems. Several studies had already been published suggesting that excess sugar consumption was a major cause of coronary heart disease. This was a problem for the Sugar Research Foundation— an industry group dedicated to promoting the consumption of sugar. The organization decided to fund its own ‘studies’ meant to discredit all the other research saying that sugar was bad. In fact, the Sugar… Read more
  • How to Attract Private Finance to Africa’s Development
    By Abebe Aemro Selassie, Luc Eyraud, and Catherine Pattillo 中文, Français African economies are at a pivotal juncture. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic activity to a standstill. Africa’s hard-won economic gains of the last two decades, critical in improving living standards, could be reversed. High public debt levels and the uncertain outlook for international aid limit the scope for growth through large public investment programs. The private sector will have to play more of… Read more
  • How We Help The Savvy Crypto Investor Set Up Shop in St. Kitts & Nevis
    NTL TrustSponsor Crypto investors have already set upon the path of financial freedom by adopting cryptocurrency and are now looking for solutions to enhance that sphere of liberty. It is no wonder, then, that many of them are drawn to the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts & Nevis. While the pristine beaches, world-class cuisine, and uniquely relaxed lifestyle are significant attractions of the twin-island nation, it is the unparalleled financial freedom the country affords its… Read more
  • MMCE and Skerrit Admin. Sign US$370m CBI-Funded Airport Deal – Linton Finds Faults
    Last week, the government of Dominica signed a deal with Montreal Management Consultants Est. (MMCE) to construct the Caribbean nation’s first international airport, a US$370m project that the nation’s CIP will fund in its entirety.  PM Roosevelt and members of his cabinet flanked the Permanent Secretary of the PM as she signed the deal with Anthony Haiden, the CEO of MMCE, the same company that has worked with the government over the last several years… Read more
  • Portugal Approves First EUR 250,000 “Cultural Heritage” Golden Visa as Investment Dips to Multi-Year Low
    Christian NesheimEditor  Portugal’s golden visa last month raised EUR 27.5m from 52 main applicants. In terms of total investment, May was the slowest month since 2016, with the exception of December 2020, which also saw an influx of only EUR 27.5m as the country was at the height of its pandemic outbreak and in full lockdown. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(e){if(void 0!["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.querySelectorAll("iframe");for(var a in["datawrapper-height"])for(var r=0;r<t.length;r++){if(t[r].contentWindow===e.source)t[r]["datawrapper-height"][a]+"px"}}}))}(); !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(e){if(void 0!["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.querySelectorAll("iframe");for(var a in["datawrapper-height"])for(var r=0;r<t.length;r++){if(t[r].contentWindow===e.source)t[r]["datawrapper-height"][a]+"px"}}}))}(); The slowdown in… Read more
  • An actual medical journal says whiteness is “a malignant, parasitic-like condition”
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. An actual medical journal says whiteness is “a malignant, parasitic-like condition” “Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has—a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility.” Sadly, this is not an Onion… Read more
  • A Summary of Investigations, Reports, and Legal Actions on Cyprus CIP So Far
    Ahmad AbbasJordan  It all started with a leak. Al Jazeera’s infamous “Cyprus Papers”, published on the 23rd of August, 2020, kicked off a whirlwind of news, accusations, and questions about the integrity of the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) and the administration running it. The news outlet would claim it had documents proving that applicants with a criminal background or who did not meet the criteria were still awarded citizenship. Responses came crashing down from… Read more
    MONTENEGRO | EUROPE CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT MONTENEGRO | EUROPE CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT Montenegro is the latest country to launch a Citizenship by Investment program. The program was introduced by its government in 2019 to attract foreign direct investment and boost the country’s economy.Obtaining a Montenegrin passport allows its citizens to travel to 121 countries without a visa including Schengen, UAE and Singapore. After obtaining this passport, investors can apply for E2 visa of USA.The net cost of obtaining… Read more
  • Getting Back to Growth
    By Lone Engbo Christiansen, Ashique Habib, Margaux MacDonald, and Davide Malacrino عربي, Español, 日本語, Português, Русский Producing and consuming more goods and services for the same amount of work sounds too good to be true. In fact, it’s entirely possible. Higher productivity is one of the key ingredients to higher economic growth and incomes. It’s all about how workers become more productive. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and… Read more
  • Eur. Commission Makes Next Legal Move in Malta, Cyprus Infringement Procedures
    Christian NesheimEditor  The European Commission has sent a “Reasoned Opinion” to Cyprus and an “additional letter of formal notice” to Malta, reports Euronews. Background: In October last year, the European Commission initiated infringement procedures against Malta and Cyprus over those countries’ operating of citizenship by investment programs. The Commission insists that CIPs are a violation of EU Law, a contention disputed by Malta and scholars of EU citizenship law. Since infringement procedures first opened, both… Read more
  • Elon Musk’s tax: So I guess it wasn’t “two cents” after all…
    “There is nothing sinister,” wrote Judge Billings ‘Learned’ Hand, “in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible.” The year was 1947, and Hand was a high level federal judge for the US Second Circuit Court; he was writing an opinion in a complicated case in which the Internal Revenue Service was suing a taxpayer over a complex structure to reduce their tax. Judge Hand sided with the taxpayers, writing “Everyone… Read more
  • Citizenship by Investment – MUCH More Than Global Mobility
    Hepta GlobalSponsor Many have defined citizenship by investment (CBI) as the ultimate global mobility asset; a means to obtain a travel document that opens up the world and gives its holder freedom of travel and cement their status as a true global citizen. The ultimate luxury for those who can afford it and a resilient Plan B for those who need it. But CBI has transcended the stamp of global mobility to offer its holders… Read more
  • The Benefits of Setting a Lower Limit on Corporate Taxation
    By Aqib Aslam and Maria Coelho On June 5, 2021, Finance Ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations committed to a global minimum corporate tax rate on multinationals of at least 15 percent. While there are a number of details yet to be hammered out in broader global discussions, this historic agreement heralds an important step forward on the road to international corporate tax reform. It also highlights the role minimum taxes can… Read more
  • After Historic Legal Tender Move, Bukele Aims to Open BTC-Denominated Golden Visa in El Salvador
    Christian NesheimEditor  In a landmark decision expected since plans were first announced during the Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami on Saturday, a supermajority in El Salvador’s parliament today approved the bill that makes Bitcoin – alongside the US Dollar – legal tender in the Central-American country with immediate effect. The adoption of the law that makes El Salvador the world’s first country to have BTC as a legal tender has the following immediate effects: Vendors… Read more
  • Mediterranean Retirement Now “Preserve of Above-Average Wealthy” – Investment Migration People in the News This Week
    Investment migration people in the news this week include: Jason Porter of Blevins FranksTammy Fahmi of Sotheby’s International RealtyDominic Volek and Christian Kälin of Henley & PartnersPreeya Malik of Step GlobalArthur Sarkisian of AstonsArton CapitalMitchell Silberberg & Knupp International Adviser: Mediterranean retirement only for the ‘above-average wealthy’ “All of this means that this is the preserve of the above-average wealthy,” said Jason Porter, director of expat specialist financial advisers Blevins Franks and head of the… Read more
  • Chart of the WeekFour Factors Behind the Metals Price Rally
    By Martin Stuermer and Nico Valckx As economies reopen in various parts of the world, the price of some commodities has soared, including the prices of prominent industrial metals. The extent to which the metals price rally may lose steam depends on how multiple factors will play out. As our latest chart of the week shows, metals prices have increased by 72 percent relative to their pre-pandemic levels—reaching a nine-year high in May (in inflation… Read more
  • Discover why remote workers and digital nomads are flocking to Tbilisi, Georgia.
    As you may have heard, taxes are going up.  And not just in the United States, but in other countries as they, too, fight ballooning deficits and sovereign debt. To top it off, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is pushing for a global minimum corporate tax rate. People are again considering moving — whether it be from an urban area to rural one… or to a completely different country. In these times, it makes sense… Read more
  • Critical Race Theory: 1948 called, it wants its human rights back
    On December 10, 1948, in the aftermath of World War II, the newly formed United Nations wanted to make a bold statement to counter all the atrocities the world had just witnessed. The previous decade had been almost nonstop genocide and devastation brought on by a Nazi doctrine of intolerance. And so the UN drafted a first-ever Universal Declaration of Human Rights in an effort to set a new tone for the future. In the… Read more
  • Bahamas Amendment Lays Foundation for New Residence by Investment Program
    Ahmad AbbasJordan  An amendment to the Bahamas Immigration Act will outline and better define the process for investors wishing to obtain “economic permanent residence” (EPR) in the West Indies nation. The Immigration Amendment Bill of 2021 would introduce a new section, 17A, into the principal immigration act, highlighting the requirements for any non-Bahamian citizen who does not hold a Bahamas permanent residency card but wishes to apply for an EPR. The key amendments are highlighted… Read more
  • How to Have Your Cake And Eat It, by Being British, But European Too
    Passports Global LtdSponsor EU blues? Buyer’s remorse? Sorted. Be British. Be European too.  “It is simple,” says Robin Chapman at Passports Global Ltd. “Become Portuguese. Invest €350,000 in a Portuguese private equity fund (PPEF), acquire thereby resident status within 6 months, go to Portugal for 35 days spread over 5 years, learn a smattering of Portuguese, be squeaky clean and quite rich, and there you are. You are British and you are European too.”  Passports Global… Read more
  • White Spanish teacher cancels herself, because “White isn’t Right”
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. White Spanish teacher cancels herself, because “White isn’t Right” Speaking online at the “Virtual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference,” a white schoolteacher who used to teach Spanish to middle school and high school students explained why she canceled herself.… Read more
  • Montenegro CBI: Last chance to get a European passport by investment (on the cheap)
    The past year has been an object lesson in why having a robust Plan B is non-negotiable. And having another place to call home forms a key part of creating one for yourself and your family. Today we highlight one such opportunity – the Montenegro Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program. But as it turns out, this is a fast-closing window of opportunity… Situated in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, Montenegro is one of the… Read more
  • Last chance to apply for the Panama Friendly Nations Visa – SM Knowledge Series Update
    As far as second, “paper residencies” go, the Panama Friendly Nations Visa Program is one of the best and easiest options we have seen thus far. But, as we predicted, this deal was too good to last. As of August 19th, the program is changing — and becoming far less affordable.  So if you’re serious about getting an excellent Plan B in place, now is the time to pull the trigger… Find out more about… Read more
  • The Next Move: Consequences for Emerging Markets
    By Gita Bhatt We focus this issue of Finance & Development on the road ahead for emerging markets, a label frequently applied to economies in the middle—neither advanced nor low-income. Because of their growing systemic relevance, this group of countries helps anchor global stability. Yet, as we drill down and define their characteristics, we find a widely diverse set of economies of varying sizes and growth rates that face different prospects, priorities, and challenges. Some,… Read more
  • Bishop Garrison: The woke purge is coming for the military
    Mikhail Tukhachevsky was only 42 years old when Joseph Stalin promoted him to the highest possible military rank in the Soviet Union. As “Marshall of the Soviet Union”, Tukhachevsky had near supreme authority over all Soviet military forces. And he had been personally tasked by Stalin to modernize the military and prepare for war. But Tukhachevsky’s new authority didn’t last very long. Shortly after assuming his duties as Marshall, he was quietly reassigned to an… Read more
  • CHART OF THE WEEKHow to Reduce COVID-19’s Unequal Effects Across Workers
    By Jorge Mondragon and Marina M. Tavares Lower-skilled and young workers were among the hardest hit from the pandemic, suffering job losses in record numbers last year. Some of those jobs may never reappear as economies readjust to a post-pandemic world. Longer-term changes appear likely in terms of the mix of jobs in the economy—some sectors and occupations will permanently shrink, and others will expand. With many unemployed workers still struggling to regain their pre-pandemic… Read more
  • Hollywood actor John Cena apologies for calling Taiwan a country
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Actor John Cena apologizes for calling Taiwan a country While promoting the film Fast and Furious 9 to a Taiwanese reporter, pro-wrestler turned actor John Cena said “Taiwan is the first country that can watch the ‘F9’ film.” Chinese… Read more
  • SM Monthly Letter [Summary]: Some Clear Thinking and Actionable Steps for an Inflationary Environment
    Sovereign Man: Blueprint and Confidential members benefit from our Monthly Letter series, covering a range of mission-critical topics to safeguard your future. Each Monthly Letter contains actionable strategies for gaining more freedom, more opportunity and more prosperity, and mitigating the risks that threaten your financial future. In today’s Knowledge Series mailer, we give you a taste of what to expect from these Monthly Letters… SM Monthly Letter [Summary]: Some Clear Thinking and Actionable Steps for… Read more
  • American Universal Basic Income: Not even the Soviet Union paid people to stay home
    [Editor’s note: This letter was written by Viktorija, our Sovereign Woman] Last week after my little ‘incident’ when I was almost mugged in downtown Las Vegas, I felt the need to unwind and have a drink. Apparently everyone else had the same idea, because the hotel bar was packed as tightly as a ‘mostly peaceful’ protest. Curiously, though, despite such brisk business, there was only ONE waitress working. She couldn’t possibly keep up with all… Read more
  • Making Affordable Rental Housing Part of Europe’s Recovery
    By Alfred Kammer, Andrea Schaechter, and Andreas Tudyka  Español, Français, Português Already before the pandemic, many store or restaurant workers living in a major city in Europe had to spend more than half of their household’s income on rent. During the pandemic, many of them have seen their incomes fall, pushing up their share of income going to rent. Since low-income and young renters tend to work more frequently in contact-intensive sectors or hold insecure jobs,… Read more
  • “No 90-year old ever complained about being too healthy. . .”
    “No 90-year old ever complained about being too healthy,” my friend Dr. Michael Bilof joked to me over lunch on Saturday. Mike is a vascular and bariatric surgeon, as well as an anti-aging expert. And he’d just given us a really interesting presentation about how to prolong both quantity AND quality of life; he called it “How to live to 100… without feeling like 100.” This was at the annual meeting of the Atlas 400… Read more
  • Fit for Purpose—Adapting IMF Advice to a New Economic Landscape
    By Fabian Bornhorst and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Русский The International Monetary Fund is responding to the policy challenges of a fast-changing global economy still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis: it is modernizing the way it provides its regular policy advice to member countries—a process known as surveillance. The regular health check of members’ economies, known as the Article IV consultations, will continue to cover fiscal, monetary, exchange rate and financial issues,… Read more
  • “A man cannot get pregnant” is hate speech on Twitter
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. “A man cannot get pregnant” is hate speech on Twitter A Spanish politician was suspended from Twitter and forced to delete a Tweet which read: ′′A man cannot get pregnant. A man has no womb or eggs.” He was… Read more
  • A Proposal to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
    By Kristalina Georgieva, Gita Gopinath, and Ruchir Agarwal عربي, 中文, Български, Español, Français, 日本語, Русский Many countries have stepped up in the global fight against the pandemic, as have institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, Gavi (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), the African Union, and others. Yet, more than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, new cases worldwide are higher than ever. Urgent action is needed to arrest the rising… Read more
  • Checking the Receipts from Pandemic-Related Spending
    By Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support the effectiveness of these efforts, it is important that such spending be subject to adequate transparency and accountability. The IMF presses for better governance through greater transparency. To this end,… Read more
  • Personal Resilience: Sun-Tzu on being almost mugged in Las Vegas
    [Editor’s note: This letter on personal resilience was written by Viktorija, our Sovereign Woman] I’ve been in plenty of dangerous situations in my life. I’ve been shot at. I’ve been through a rocket attack. And, as a single female, I’ve been stalked more times than I can count.dd Yet even with all those experiences, I was shocked to have been chased by a crazed mugger in downtown Las Vegas last week, in the middle of… Read more
  • Personal resilience: Two ways to push back against the Cultural Revolution
    [Note: This letter on personal resilience was written by our founder, Simon Black.] Fourteen year old Gao Yuan was attending a boarding school in China when the Cultural Revolution broke out in 1966. And that’s when his life changed forever. Even though the communists had won the Chinese Civil War and been in total power since 1945, Chairman Mao still believed that there was too much capitalist influence in China. So he decided to completely… Read more
  • Top Citizenship By Investment Programs 2021
    Citizenship-by investment programs attract a number of high net worth individuals in developing nations, looking to add a second passport  in their investment portfolio. A second passport provides a greater mobility along with visa free travel freedom. The CBI passport market has turned into a $5 billion industry annually. Joachim Stern (2011) coined the term jus pecuniae for acquisition of citizenship through financial contributions and to describe the bureaucratic fees for citizenship applications. St Kitts introduced the first citizenship… Read more
  • The CDC: Giving your freedom back as if it were theirs to take away to begin with…
    You’ve almost certainly heard the news that the CDC in the Land of the Free has now decided that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear a mask anymore. The President of the United States subsequently sent out a demeaning ultimatum via Twitter— The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours. Really? So freedom in the United States today is a choice between an unconstitutional… Read more
  • No inflation in the USA? Even used car prices are soaring in 2021
    We’ve reached a point now where anyone who can’t see inflation is clearly not paying attention. Inflation has now become so ridiculous that, according to the Wall Street Journal, even the price of a USED car is increasing… by a lot. Since January 2020, NEW car prices have increased 9.6%. But USED car prices are up 16.7% over the same period. This is pretty extraordinary given that used cars are supposed to depreciate. According to… Read more
  • Western Civilization has become a never-ending Jerry Springer episode
    Early in the 2nd century AD, around the year 101, the Roman humorist Decimus Junius Juvenalis began publishing a collection of satirical poems poking fun at the Empire. Rome was already in serious decline by the time Juvenalis wrote his first poem. In the first century AD alone, Romans suffered the tyrannical insanity of Caligula, the destructive extravagance of Nero, multiple civil wars, and the ‘Year of the Four Emperors’ in 96 AD. Needless to… Read more
  • CIA goes full woke in new recruiting campaign
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. CIA goes full woke in new recruiting campaign The CIA has gone full woke in an “unapologetically me” campaign designed to drive new recruits to the agency. In the video, we hear from a CIA officer who tells us,… Read more
  • Three reasons why inflation is rising in the USA. Two of them aren’t going away
    A remarkable thing happened yesterday that tells you everything you need to know about inflation. In the morning, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated bluntly that “interest rates will have to rise somewhat to make sure that our economy doesn’t overheat. . .” For economists, an ‘overheating economy’ means inflation. So she was essentially saying that rates would have to rise to prevent inflation. Yet hours later, she completely reversed herself, saying that interest rates… Read more
  • Children are far more likely to die from diarrhea than COVID-19
    In the winter of 1837, Charles Dickens published the first two chapters of what would become one of his most popular works– the story of an orphan called Oliver Twist. If you’ve never read it, the book is one of Dickens’ most damning condemnations of the poverty, crime, and child labor that dominated 19th century Britain. It was personal for Dickens; as a boy, he was forced to work long hours in a shoe polish… Read more
  • Global Mobility Report 2021 Released 2
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  • Germany’s anti-mask judge investigated by the government
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Iran elected to UN Women’s Rights Council Last week, Iran was among the United Nations member states elected to its Commission on the Status of Women, the “principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality… Read more
  • US Tax Increases: This is not the time to procrastinate
    In early 387 AD in the eastern Roman city of Antioch, a local bureaucrat stood outside of the city council chambers to read a new decree that had just arrived from Emperor Theodosius I. As the anxious crowd gathered, the bureaucrat began reading aloud– Just as the crowd had feared, the new decree was a series of debilitating new taxes, ranging from heavy taxation on commercial activities, to mandatory donations to the Emperor himself. The… Read more
  • Anthony Fauci: When the “Lord Protector” turned out to be the worst tyrant of all
    In early 1657, a young farmer from southeastern England named John Washington boarded a small merchant vessel bound for the English colonies in North America. Officially he was supposed to be part of a minor trade voyage to transport tobacco to the colonies. But secretly John had no intention of ever returning home. He wanted to sail as far away from England as he could. Britain in the 1657 was a pretty miserable place. A… Read more
  • Et Tu, NASA? Wokeness goes to space. Oh, and cheese is racist.
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Drug overdose deaths surged during lockdowns The rate of US drug overdose deaths surged during the pandemic lockdowns, accounting for up to nearly 20,000 additional deaths. The CDC measures the number of US drug overdose deaths over the previous… Read more
  • It’s time to start thinking about inflation in the US
    In the year 215 AD, the young Roman Emperor Caracalla, then just 27 years of age, decided to ‘fix’ Rome’s perennial inflation problem by minting a brand new coin. Caracalla’s predecessors over the previous several decades had ordered an astonishing debasement of Roman currency; the silver content in Rome’s ‘denarius’ coin, for example, was reduced from roughly 85% in the early 150s AD, to less than 50% by the early 200s. And with the silver… Read more
  • How to choose a mascot that won’t be controversial in 2021
    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an evergreen tree? Perhaps the smell of pine. Or a wooded trail by a babbling brook. Or maybe even Christmas. However, for one member of the Board of Education in Portland, Oregon, the first thing that comes to mind is racism. And that’s why Portland’s school board was unable to approve the evergreen tree as its new high school mascot earlier this… Read more
  • YouTube censors panel of medical experts over Covid-19 “misinformation”
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. YouTube censors panel of medical experts over Covid-19 “misinformation” The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis recently held a panel discussion to discuss recent research findings related to Covid-19. The expert panel included four professors of medicine from Harvard, Oxford,… Read more
  • US Debt: Some clear thinking on yesterday’s massive deficit announcement
    Every single month, the US Treasury Department is legally obliged to publish monthly financial statements to the public. This is typically a pretty boring ritual which attracts minimal fanfare; few people pay attention, or even care to look at the federal government’s accounting of its assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Yet yesterday’s financial statements were pretty groundbreaking, as they showed that the US federal government deficit so far this fiscal year is an astonishing $1.7… Read more
  • “If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth. . .”
    Isabella Blagden’s 1869 novel The Crown of a Life wasn’t exactly a smashing success. The book is actually pretty captivating. But literature at the time was dominated by titans like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Dickens, Bronte, Jules Verne, and George Eliot. And Blagden’s work didn’t stand a chance against such lofty competition. That’s why few people today probably know her name or have ever heard of the book. But it does contain an important passage that has… Read more
  • Target sells Woke Prayer Book: “Dear God, Please help me to hate White people.”
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Prayer Book Urges “help me to hate White people.” A prayer book called “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal,” is a number one bestseller on Amazon in the category “meditation”. One prayer, called “Prayer of… Read more
  • JP Morgan CEO acknowledges “something has gone terribly wrong” in America
    Last week I wrote to you about billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s most recent advice for people to diversify their investments OUT of the US dollar. Dalio didn’t pull any punches when he laid out his analysis for America’s economic future. He warned readers of the very real risk of stagflation (starting “late this year”) and tax increases that could be even “more shocking than expected”. He also advised people to anticipate the possibility… Read more
  • Mexico: The most normal place in the world in 2021
    Two days ago, in its infinite wisdom, the government of Chile announced that they were once again closing the national borders and putting the country back into lockdown. I had been in Chile since late February, spending time at our farms and touring our agriculture operations after a successful harvest season. But needless to say I was on the first flight out. It’s not just Chile; these same sorts of restrictions are happening all over… Read more
  • Masks containing harmful chemical distributed to schoolchildren
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Parents against critical race theory placed on enemies list A Facebook group called “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County,” a weathy suburb of Washington DC, includes teachers, school board members, and even the county prosecutor. This group saw fit to create… Read more
  • US Wealth Taxes: Once again, Congress wants to go back in time to steal your money
    By the early 13th century, beset by endless wars with France, internal rebellion among the royal family, and a costly fight with the Church, England was heavily in debt and running out of funds. To bring in some quick cash, King John demanded that his nobles pay a much heftier tax rate. And if they didn’t, he threatened to seize their lands. But in 1215 the barons reached their breaking point. Fed up with the… Read more
  • Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio urges diversification out of the dollar
    Ray Dalio is the founder of one of the largest investment firms in the world and has amassed a personal fortune nearing $20 billion from his business and investment acumen. In short, he understands money and finance in way that most people never will. And it’s for this reason that his latest insights are so noteworthy. In a recent, self-published article entitled “Why in the World Would You Own Bonds When. . .”, Dalio makes… Read more
  • How to gain permanent residency in Mexico without leaving home in 2021
    Looking to gain permanent residency in Mexico without leaving home? Whether you are retired or not, you can gain residency in Mexico with ease in 2021. Discover how below… As a world traveler and investor, I always try to find markets where there’s a huge difference between the ACTUAL risk and the PERCEIVED risk. And this risk assessment applies not only to investing, but also to entire countries. Mexico is a great example. Sure, Mexico… Read more
  • It’s officially an offence now to LEAVE England
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. It’s officially now an offence to LEAVE England After four hours of debate yesterday in the House of Commons, the United Kingdom has approved an emergency measure that will, among other restrictions, fine Brits who LEAVE the country without… Read more
  • Let Them Eat Woke
    On October 6, 1789, a group of French peasants surrounded the country estate of King Louis XVI of France and demanded that he and his family relocate to Paris. The people were sick and tired of the king living the luxurious palace lifestyle at their expense. And, fearing what might happen if he refused, Louis consented to their demand. The French Revolution was already well underway at that point, sparked in large part by people’s… Read more
  • Lockdowns: Freedom saves lives too
    On the evening of December 12, 1799, George Washington, who at that time was 67 years old and happily retired from public life, came down with a minor cold and sore throat. The next day he lost his voice and began having trouble breathing. On the morning of December 14, his wife Martha sent word to several doctors asking them to come to the Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon. Three different doctors arrived, and each… Read more
  • Just… wow. Social Justice is on full tilt this week
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Columbia University to hold separate but equal graduation ceremonies In addition to its main online graduation ceremony, Columbia University will hold smaller, more intimate, segregated online ceremonies. The university will hold separate but equal celebrations for people who identify… Read more
  • Gold vs. the stock market in 2021
    More than 3,000 years ago in the early 12th century BC, Greco-Roman legend tells us of a mythical pair of monsters located in the Strait of Messina in southern Italy. The monsters were named Scylla and Charybdis. And both Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid describe the terror of sailors who came into contact with them. Scylla was on one side of the Strait, and Charybdis on the other. But because the Strait is so narrow,… Read more
  • US Stimulus Bill: It took 25 years for stocks to recover ‘inflation losses’ from the 1970s
    The ink isn’t even dry on the $1.9 trillion ‘Covid stimulus’ bill that was signed last Thursday in the Land of the Free. Yet they’re already talking about another “big, bold” spending package. This new bill will supposedly aim to fix up America’s dilapidated infrastructure, and it’s rumored to come in at another $1 to $2 trillion. I say “supposedly aim,” of course, because 90% of these bills have little to do with their stated… Read more
  • Professor of Government Ethics helped cover up COVID nursing home deaths
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Does this Amazon box look like Hitler to you? Amazon’s logo is meant to resemble a smile. But when the company added a serrated strip of blue tape above the smile, imaginations ran wild. The Twitter mob quickly saw… Read more
  • At a certain point, even the Gestapo had to stop cancelling people
    On April 26, 1933, the interior minister for the German state of Prussia issued a decree creating a new secret state police, or Geheime Staats Polizei, abbreviated: Gestapo. The Gestapo was tasked with stamping out all opposition to Germany’s new Chancellor and the party he brought to power one year earlier. It operated by collecting tips from ordinary citizens, including even school children. And this network of Gestapo informants changed Germans’ behavior almost overnight. Even… Read more
  • The CDC is about to be canceled by Google and Facebook for COVID heresy
    On Friday afternoon, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (still called the CDC, even though they added a ‘P’) released a heretical report about mask-wearing and COVID-19. The report, authored by at least a dozen medical doctors, PhD researchers, and, bizarrely, a handful of attorneys, examined how mask mandates across the US affected COVID cases and death rates. You’d think with all of the media propaganda about mask effectiveness… and all the virtue… Read more
  • Canada public health wants children in solitary confinement
    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. White People Shouldn’t Translate Black Poetry Amanda Gorman— a poet who happens to be Black— rose to notoriety after speaking at President Biden’s inauguration. She is publishing a book of poetry, which will be translated into Dutch. Gorman chose… Read more
  • Global Mobility Report 2021 Released
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  • US Debt: 28 trillion reasons to have a Plan B
    At the close of business on Monday March 1st, just a few days ago, the US national debt crossed $28 trillion for the first time in history. To the penny, in fact, the national debt hit $28,004,376,276,999.35. And bear in mind that figure doesn’t include the $1.9 trillion in ‘Covid stimulus’ that Uncle Sam is about to pass, let alone all the other deficit spending that they were already expecting for this current fiscal year.… Read more
  • Warren Buffett on inflation: “Retirees face a bleak future”
    Warren Buffett minced no words in his most recent annual shareholder letter (which came out over the weekend) when he told investors that “retirees face a bleak future.” Buffett was referring to the pitifully low interest rates that dominate fixed income investments (like bonds and annuities). In September 1981, he writes, investors could buy a 10-year US government bond yielding nearly 16%. Now, inflation was a lot higher in the 1980s than it is today.… Read more
  • Benefits of diversifying your citizenships in multiple countries
    Historically, global uncertainties have always been a major contributor to rapid loss of wealth, prompting investors to consider different ways to preserve their assets. With the current health crisis, protecting your assets has never been more important than it is today. A holistic approach to diversifying your assets and citizenships is one of the most reliable ways to secure your financial wealth and protect your family's future. For example, by opting for a second passport… Read more
  • Passport Index Mobile App Comes to Android
    Following the incredible success of its iOS mobile app — the unmatched passport experience is now available on Android devices. Now anyone can access real-time ranking and intelligent travel, right at their fingertips! The post Passport Index Mobile App Comes to Android appeared first on Ajmera Law. Read more
  • 4 Reasons to choose Antigua and Barbuda for a second passport
    The beginning of the global economic downturn triggered by the pandemic last year has accelerated a growing feeling of uncertainty about the future. International investors and business people therefore have rushed to apply for Citizenship by Investment Programs. Allowing them to obtain a second passport / citizenship for their family, these programs also help them diversify their assets into another currency. This holistic strategy remains an excellent way to withstand global uncertainties and any other… Read more
  • What is important for an investor to know about the E-2 visa in the USA
    An E-2 visa to the United States allows you to stay in the United States and conduct business. We have answered the most frequently asked questions about this type of business visa to the USA. Read more
  • Interview with Farhad Vladi, founder of a private island sales company: We created this market
    Farhad Vladi is the founder and owner of Vladi Private Islands. Farhad Vladi was born in 1945 in Germany and raised there. His father was Iranian and his mother was German. His brother Firuz Vladi is a geologist. Both are the grandchildren of businessman Hasan Vladi, who, like his father, brought carpets, leather and licorice to Hamburg. After graduating from the University of Hamburg in 1967, he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University… Read more
  • Big opportunities of a Grenada passport
    No unique immigration solutions are using a single passport or residence permit. But there are such tools, which, if added to your current citizenship, can significantly expand your capabilities in all areas. Read about a passport that will give visa-free border crossings for 143 countries, plan B, immigration to the United States with a Grenada passport and much more in this article. Read more
  • Bangladeshi Investors Say “Yes” to Grenada Second Citizenship
    According to the 2019 CBI Index, Grenada took the third place in the ranking of reliable and reputable places for achieving a second passport. With 87%, it followed Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis (the difference between the runner-up and the bronze medal was two percent only). The program belongs to the long-standing projects on the market and has gained a great popularity so far. Its beneficial conditions attract the attention of thousands of applicants… Read more
  • Pakistan Case: the Popularity of the Caribbean Passport
    For a lot of foreign investors, the Caribbean passport often seems to be an exotic deal. In reality, it is a wonderful opportunity to solve a wide range of issues which turn out to be Mission Impossible in your domestic country. The list includes special offers to improve your business situation, funds safekeeping, travelling bonuses, etc. The Pakistan wealthy people also strive to find a sort of business manna from heaven and prefer the opportunity… Read more
  • 2019 CBI Index: Dominica – Three Times Citizenship by Investment Champion
    Thanks to the CBI (citizenship by investment) index, the best countries for obtaining citizenship and investment which have immigration programs are annually determined. In 2019, the index included 13 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bulgaria, Vanuatu, Grenada, Dominica, Jordan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Malta, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Turkey. Read more
  • Bangladesh Capital vs. Second Passport Prosperity
    Even though the Bangladeshi authorities do allow dual citizenship in rare cases only, there are no limitations on the opportunities to receive a second passport. The latter is a qualitative backup for almost all emergency cases. Depending on the host country choice, any investor will be benefited with business running, education, and other services for his entire family. What is a second passport? It is a chance to receive an additional citizenhood through investment. It… Read more
  • Republic of South Africa’s Interest to Golden Visas
    Taking into consideration the modern problems the RSA faces, it is not surprising that local people are looking for better living conditions. That’s why the opportunity to become a permanent European resident is so widespread and even beloved. Wealthy residents from the region are ready to invest in order to be benefited with the Golden Visas’ advantages. First of all, it is an excellent chance to create a business in a favorable environment with stable… Read more
  • Grenada and E-2 for India — the Way to American Dream
    Many wealthy people have a burning desire to start their own business in the United States. Statistics show that this land is a wonderful platform, where it is possible to achieve impressive results, succeed, and gain a large customer base. However, it is much easier to implement in reality, if you are a citizen of the country. In this perspective, the E-2 program is a true lifesaver. It allows businessmen to save their local citizenhood… Read more
  • Offer to Purchase Saint Lucia Covid-19 Relief Government Bonds Ends in December 2020
    Back in the spring, when the whole world faced the lockdown due to COVID-19, the government of Saint Lucia significantly eased the conditions for obtaining citizenship by investment. The offer is about to expire. This promotional option can be taken advantage of until December 31.  However, submitting an application and a set of documents requires time (at least 14 days) and it should be taken into account. Don’t miss your chance to get Caribbean citizenship… Read more
  • A second passport to safeguard the family
    Since the economic slowdown resulting from the pandemic in March 2020, a large majority of business people and investors have taken this forced time away from their regular business activities to think about their financial and family's future. Growing global uncertainties have accelerated their decision-making process, and many have opted for a holistic approach that will protect their assets and secure their family's future in the long term, for generations to come. Read more
  • Property based citizenship and residency programs
    There are over 20 countries in the world offer an easy path to citizenship through property investment either directly or indirectly (residency). The bigger the investment amount, the easier becomes getting citizenship. Caribbean nations grant fast track citizenship and passport against property investment. Montenegro offers citizenship  in Europe within 3 months, whereas Portugal, Spain or Greece, they require you to buy a property plus you must also live there for over 5 years, to naturalize… Read more
  • Where to get cheapest citizenship by investment?
    Saint Lucia has the cheapest CBI program in the world through the donation route.  The total costs for a CBI depend on number of factors such as how many people apply as a family, age of applicants, due diligence fee, application fee and passport fee. Prices increase the more you add family members. We will compare the six most popular cheapest citizenship by investment programs below One person In this scenario, only one person applies… Read more
  • Which EU countries offer Golden visas?
    Golden visas are pure residency schemes, should not be confused with citizenship by investment (Cbi) programs.  A golden visa program is an ideal choice for investors who seek permanent residency and dont want citizenship in initial stages and aim for EU citizenship after some years of patience . If your country does not accept dual citizenship, probably a residency program fits best for you. These are the list of EU countries that offer golden visas… Read more
  • Caribbean countries slash prices for CBI passport programs
    Due to Covid19 pandemic, caribbean countries that operate citizenship by investment programs have now announced slashing of prices for mainly families. For families looking to explore second passport opportunities now is best time to apply for citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean. Most of these offers will only run for a limited time, set to expire by end of 2020. St Kitts and Nevis Family of up to 4 will get reduced price to… Read more
  • Malta Golden Visa for €125,000
    Malta has the cheapest golden visa in Europe. We now offer Malta Golden visa for EUR 125,000 (all inclusive costs) through financing option. You can include spouse and two children in the same application. It is very important to remember Malta offers permanent resident (green card) status in the schengen area under this program It is not a real estate investment, instead you pay one time for the permanent residency valid indefinitely in the schengen… Read more
  • Covid-19 forces citizenship by investment go online
    The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forces all citizenship by investment services go online. Do you know? You can also buy citizenship online without visiting the country. A comfort provided by citizenship by investment programs legally operating in 10 countries. This means you can buy a passport fully online from just the comfort of your home. This shopping idea was the foundations of Citizenship Shop, when launched our online portal in 2016. What changed?   All citizenship… Read more
  • List of Citizenship and Passport Indexes
    How many citizenship and passport indexes are there? A citizenship index measures the strength of citizenship while a passport index measures the strength of passport in terms of travel freedom. A passport is merely a travel document issued to citizens and both citizenship and passport should not be confused with each other. A citizenship on the other hand is a legal bond between citizen and the sovereign state, affords citizen rights, freedom, equality and legal protections… Read more
  • Cyprus first for citizenship by investment in Europe
    Cyprus ranked as the best citizenship by investment program in Europe, taking the first spot among european countries for 2020. The rankings were published after evaluating 30 important factors that were important to clients interests and needs. Cyprus scored top points for Safety and crime rate World class Healthcare and education system and human development. Real estate investment availability EU citizenship and biometric passport Voting rights Travel freedom in terms of visa waivers Lifetime citizenship benefits… Read more
  • Luxembourg Investor Residence by Investment
    Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world in the heart of Europe. Luxembourg offers a golden visa scheme known as ‘investor residence’ to foreign investors, who can invest atleast half a million in the country. EU member country: since 1 January 1958 Currency: euro. Euro area member since 1 January 1999 Schengen: Schengen area member since 26 March 1995 Why Luxembourg? Peaceful, stable country in Europe Founding member of EU, OECD, UN and Benelux Luxembourg has… Read more
  • Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Invest In Antigua Real Estate
      Multiple Caribbean countries offer Citizenship by Investment Programs. The program offered by Antigua and Barbuda however is the best real estate investment opportunity for wealthy families. It is also perfect for those looking to acquire a new passport within a few months so they can travel more freely around the world. Here are some of the many reasons why you should not wait to apply for the Commonwealth’s most luxurious Citizenship by Real Estate Investment… Read more
  • A Growing Economic Class in Canada’s Immigration
    With today’s global uncertainties, individuals are coming to Canada from everywhere around the world in order to preserve their children’s future, escape their country’s situation and to have peace of mind. As the second largest country in the world, Canada represents a true opportunity for individuals who are looking for an incomparable quality of life, away from present turmoil and uncertainties for themselves and their family. Canada offers access to a second residence in a… Read more
  • Three steps to successfully invest in real estate
    Real estate has always attracted investors who wished to invest in tangible, solid assets, in a strong geopolitical and economic context. But if you reside in a country where the economy and the geopolitics show regular signs of instability, it might be preferable to consider investing in real estate abroad. This also applies if your neighboring countries are faced with some crisis that could quickly affect you. Indeed, investing in real estate abroad, in a… Read more
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