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The View from the Strip

We first met Bernard Jarvis last week our interview, where he shared his journey starting as an animator in Chicago and ending up an expat in Uruguay. Now he is back with this metaphorical article … a different way of looking at the topic of internationalization.

South American Opportunities: Interview with Uruguay Expat & Entrepreneur Brian Meissner

US Expat Brian Meissner set up a successful hostel in Uruguay straight out of College. How did he do it? And what other opportunities are currently available to Western entrepreneurs? This interview will reveal the answers…

From Chicago to Punta del Este: An Entrepreneur’s Story

We're here today with Bernard Jarvis, a former US-based animator and entrepreneur who ditched the “American Dream” with his sailboat and laptop for the shores of laid-back Uruguay.

Is Online Privacy Dead?

In today’s interview with privacy expert Paul Rosenberg, you’ll discover how to protect your information from online hackers, nosy businesses and intrusive government. Essential reading for all who use the Internet and especially for those who have internationalized and use the Internet as a way to manage their affairs across borders.

The British and American Constitutions

While America’s constitution is often praised as a perfect model, the UK actually doesn’t even have a written constitution. So which approach is better? Or, does it even matter? That’s what IM correspondent Jeff Thomas will address today…

Predictions & The Art of Pulling (Dead) Rabbits From a Hat

There has been much talk about the coming collapse of the US economy, but every effort to pick a date when such an event will happen has so far been wrong. But even though the timing of many predictions is off, the key message to remember is that they DO eventually happen. For this reason, it’s of great importance that we prepare ourselves as soon as possible, both economically and (if we are located in an exposed country) by creating a back door for ourselves and our families. Creating a back door can be a slow process and those who haven't yet begun would be well-advised to start now. After all, you can only pull so many dead rabbits from a hat…

“Why do I need to Internationalise? I like it where I am.”

Before the story fades completely from the media spotlight, Jeff is back with some public rumination on the recent "Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot of 2011" (as the local media calls it), the psychology of team sports in general and what this has to do with our ongoing internationalization conversation.

“The Barbarians”

"Who are the barbarians of today and should we invest there?" - The "barbarians" at the time of the fall of Rome (or at least those who attracted the productive class of Romans at the time) were an assortment of tribes living largely to the north of the empire and even within the empire.

3 Ways to Shelter Your Cash from Inflation

The high rate of inflation most of us believe is waiting not too far down the road will be an earthquake for investment markets. The likely winners (gold, silver, precious metals stocks) and the likely losers (long-term bonds and most stocks) aren’t too hard to identify. But separating the sheep from the goats is only one element for financial success in an environment of rapidly rising consumer prices.

Escaping the American “Entitlement” Attitude…

Keith Callum is an American businessman who has, for decades done business in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Far East and operating personally within those countries.

The Constitution – The Past and Present

Is Thomas Jefferson responsible for America's current-day financial crisis? Is there a revolution on the horizon? IM correspondent Jeff Thomas takes us on a provocative journey - both past and present - of one of the most famous documents ever drafted: The U.S. Constitution

The Land of the Rising… Investment Opportunities?

Mike Rogers, an American-born and raised entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Japan for nearly 30 years, shares his thoughts on the recent earthquake, its consequences on the Japanese economy and answers the question: “What do the Japanese REALLY think about Americans?”

To Russia, With Love

Today we’re happy to bring you another interview, this time with Russian-based Igor Yegorov. Igor will give us an insider’s view about government corruption, investment opportunities and life in Russia.

On the Ground in New Zealand with Warwick Lampp

Warwick Lampp of New Zealand has an interesting story to tell both of internationalization, as well as what is was like on the ground during the recent Christchurch earthquakes. It makes for an interesting conversation.

Congressmen Discuss Gold Confiscation

Will the US government confiscate the gold held by its citizenry at some point, as they did in 1933? Will other countries, particularly the EU countries, follow suit? This subject is a particularly thorny one.

A Conversation with International Man Mark Wallace

Today, we're talking with Mark Wallace, a serial entrepreneur and investor who lives an international lifestyle with his wife Danielle. He is an American by birth but, in his own words, "a mutt by ethnicity," who spends time on at least three continents a year and in more than a few countries-always on the lookout for new social, business and lifestyle opportunities.

How Much More Reason Do You Need?

For many years, those of us who are not American have frequently advised our American friends of the coming economic collapse of the US, suggesting that they prepare a "back door" so that they are not trapped in a location that may well be a problematic and even dangerous place to live for themselves and their families.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt

Some people are more observant than others. Some are more capable of thinking outside the box than others. Whether this is by nature or nurture is a moot point.

Doug Casey on Phyles

A phyle is a group of people that's self-defined by whatever values they share. A phyle is not limited by race or language or geography - or, most importantly, by borders on maps or other such fictions - although it could be, if its members chose to be so limited. 

The Five-Million-Dollar Reason for Going Offshore

Just when you thought there was nothing more the US government could do to motivate you to ship your financial life offshore, they came up with another one. And if you have a sizeable net worth, it’s a big one; you could save your family $2.2 million in taxes by acting on the opportunity during the next 21 months. A husband-and-wife effort could save twice as much.

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