Is Facebook’s Reign Coming To An End?

Is Facebook’s Reign Coming To An End?

Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes? Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental...
The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

In January we alerted you to a new power of British law enforcement: “Unexplained Wealth Orders” allow the United Kingdom to confiscate money and property, without charging the target with a crime. UWOs are similar to civil asset forfeiture in the United States. Just...
What Really Scares Americans?

What Really Scares Americans?

Every year, Chapman University conducts a Survey of American Fears. The annual survey provides an in-depth examination into the concerns of average Americans, tracking changes and trends over the years. The survey asks participants about topics including government,...
The Netflix “Ponzi” Math Does Not Make Sense

The Netflix “Ponzi” Math Does Not Make Sense

“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.” Joy unconfined. Yesterday, global stock markets went mildly stratospheric on the back of strong US earnings. The US banks are spanking the proverbial ball out the field –...
Where Are The Rich Getting Richest?

Where Are The Rich Getting Richest?

A Wealth-X report from earlier this month found that the U.S. has the largest population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) worldwide. Defined as being worth $30 million or more, the U.S. has 80,000 such individuals (31 percent of the global population),...