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The process and steps I took to leave the United States.

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There isn’t a lot of good information out there for Americans who want to know more about their fellow citizens who have actually managed to move away to a foreign country.


It’s better to be jobless in Europe than employed in America.

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I am an American living in France, and Like so many others during the covid-19 era, my financial situation has become difficult. Right now I am partially employed, but for several months I had absolutely nothing. Very recently, I was offered a full-time financial analysis management job in Florida, one…


How my love of history made me drink a white wine

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I love Riesling, because the epic story of this ancient and dynamic wine is enough to keep any happy hour conversation going on for hours.

No other beverage is as intertwined with the story of humanity than wine — and Riesling is no exception. This is probably because no other…


Why support for Tesla is support for Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch.

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Tesla’s leaders are aligned with the very same right-wing nationalist extremists that have been responsible for Fox News, Texas abortion laws, and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.


Why I believe that America will soon lose many of the best and brightest people.

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I believe an American exodus is coming. Who will leave? …


Why the world based it’s financial system on a concept of doom.

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Pretend for a moment that you have a lot of money — let’s say $1 million (or € or £ or what have you.)

There are quite a few things you could do with that $1 million, such as buy a big boat, a really nice house, throw lavish parties…


What it means and how it works.

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If you pose the question:

“Where do people go to invest?”

Most people would respond by saying,

“The stock market.”

While this is by far the most common response, it is, in fact, quite wrong.

All around the world, investing is carried out using a wide variety of financial instruments…


A quick guide on where it comes from and why that’s important.

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In a perfect world there would be no need for money. If humans could work together in the John Lennon envisioned sort of way, then all things could be attained without having to account for any of it. Unfortunately, that’s not reality.

The Tragedy of the Commons is a problem…


It was cold and raining outside and I had just stepped in dogshit.

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Before I first encountered Donald Trump, the worst start to my work day was the morning when I saw a guy bleed to death on the street. When I got to work, my boss was all smiles, “good morning! No chocolate croissant for you today?” …


Country Down — Book One, Part I, Chapter 1

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BOOK ONE: Monsters, Witches, Gypsies

Part I — The Rebel Pirate Stig

“I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.”

- Senator Jefferson Davis, Washington D.C., January 21, 1861

Chapter 1

Even the worst monsters were once children. When Patrick Stigodin…

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