Monthly Archives: January 2016

Protectionism & Corporate Inversion Collide

While the Markets are sending shockwaves throughout the Global Marketplace, Domestic Economies are starting to take a closer look at their Economic Futures; odd that so many are perplexed by what they observe.

Protectionism is one of those oft-used phrases bent and twisted into subjugation. Applied when it suits and yet completely irrelevant (much as in the case of Comparative Advantage) in its practical application. The notion that Protectionism (applied to a Domestic Economy such as the U.S.) is somehow destructive ignores the fundamental underpinnings of a durable economy and exposes the motives behind those who oppose enforcing it.

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GOP San Trump

Watch closely (Fox Debate), without Trump on the stage, with the exception of Paul and possibly Christie, they will have no force pushing them away from the same old elitist mind-numbing convention of mediocre elitism.

Just enough to get us noticed however, well short of what’s required to be and different than what presently exists. So much to accomplish, so little desire.

Curtis C. Greco, Founder

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Fox News: Influence Peddling?

Trump’s musing over his attending Fox/Google sponsored debate triggers an infantile response from Fox News infuriating the lead GOP Candidate. The mistake is to view Trumps response as a show of weakness, fear, or even childish; this would be wrong.

A key rule in strength-negotiating is this: your greatest strength rests in your ability to walk away from a deal that doesn’t support itself. The problem for Trump is that Fox and the rest of the Media control the narrative and are delighted to give Trump’s opposition a pre-paved high-road upon which to characterize his position in any way they choose – effectively handing Iowa to Cruz.

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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller of WIMA 1150

The Foundations Weekly On-Point Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features – “Iowa Caucus: Nationally, does it Matter?” – a vignette appearing throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9 a.m. (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at

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The Economy of Crude

Since the mid-70’s Crude Oil has taken on a form far beyond that of simple commodity. It has become a metering rod, a tool of political-economic influence closely controlled by a global-elite and easily dispersed or manipulated with a wink and a nod. An alternate currency, if you will, easily convertible into or leveraged by any currency you wish to target or transport.

Over the last 15 years the world has become highly fractured and non-responsive to manipulative inputs that had previously proven to be effective. Russia stubbornly refuses to collapse under the weight of Western Sanctions, Saudi Arabia is keenly aware that in order to continue milking its cash-cow it must protect the influence of OPEC as a key oil producer/market-maker and for this reason they’ve decided to continue flooding the global market.

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