As some of you know, I have a great interest in economics/geopolitics/international relations. Really big picture stuff, and I spend a great deal of time reading about these subjects. During a discussion yesterday, someone suggested I write some posts about some of the things that are going on in the world. I enjoy writing when I have the time, sharing the things I know, and learning new things myself. So here are my thoughts- I thought I would start with a series of posts about general basic things that are not widely understood, and then move on to some more particular situations that are ongoing in the world.
I thought about beginning with things like:
How is money/debt created, why is debt expansion necessary, why sovereign debt is different from household/business debt, the difference between a nation holding debt in its own currency and another nation’s currency
Then move on to things like: How international organizations manipulate economic policy, neo-colonial economic exploitation, structural problems in places like the EU, how U.S. foreign policy is driven by economic interests, and so on and so forth and discuss individual nations as they come up.
Bear in mind: I know things about certain areas, and I know much more about some geographic regions than others. I do not have a degree in IR and only have an almost complete minor in economics. I do not have the time to rigorously source the things I am proposing to write about, but I will when I can. I also know that there are people who have studied these subjects much more formally than I have and I would enjoy their contributions as well.
So anyway, there it is- star the post if you are interested.