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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

Private Equity’s Most Consistent Performers

  The firms that didn’t make the list may be as surprising as those that did.   Asset owners hunting [...]

The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum

By George Friedman, Stratfor, The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not [...]

Dear parents: Teach your kids about money

  Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: “Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly [...]

Cities in Crisis Due to Pollution

Today human population is in migration from towns and villages to cities. The city populations are increasing tremendously in the [...]

These 8 European separatist groups are totally inspired by Scotland right now

By Paul Ames, Global Post, OIARTZUN, Spain — The surge in support for Scotland’s independence ahead of the Sept. 18 [...]

7 things you should know about the surprising candidate who could be Brazil’s next president

By Laura Colarusso, Global Post, When Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Aug. 13, [...]

Have You Heard This About Colombia?

Have You Heard This About Colombia? By Michael Evans, International Living, You might think you know a thing or two [...]

Spotting frauds

  I’m surprised that many people don’t understand fraud and can’t spot it.  Here are the basic strategies for identifying [...]

Facebook map shows strongholds for each NFL team

By Kevin Kaduk, From Yahoo Sports, Facebook NFL Map The sports-minded data slicers at Facebook have again released a fun [...]

East Prussia

The recent development of the events in the former Soviet Union (FSU) brought more attention to the tendencies of aspiration [...]

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