By Eric C. Anderson War is waged in fits and starts. Combat veterans will often explain this as moments of terror surrounded by days of boredom. Constant engagement with an adversary wears down both the aggressor and defender—at a pace that cannot be maintained—unless you lived through Leningrad, Stalingrad…and now [...]
As most of you saw last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, calling him to resign and face criminal charges for his ‘negligence.’ Over 5,300 employees of Wells Fargo were found creating false accounts and opening up said accounts without the customers’ knowledge. This act of [...]
Now that the global tally of negative-interest debt issued has passed the $10 trillion mark, it might be worth taking a moment to reflect the yet unknown implications posed by the intrusion of...reality. Interest rates in the EU, Switzerland, Japan, and now Germany have dipped into negative territory almost in [...]
Sludgefeast ’16 (otherwise known as the US presidential election) has finally shaken out all fellow-traveling parasites in favor of two alpha vermin—the Alien Queen and Swamp Thing. As the face of their respective political parties, each boasts a distinctive pedigree: the former a career politician who consistently shows that she [...]
Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. —Dante Alighieri, “The Inferno” A somewhat paradoxical title for an article. For how can “fear” (from the protoGermanic feraz or “danger”), understood as intrinsically unsettling, disruptive, or even paralyzing in both its chilling transitive [...]
Six years after the legislative abortion otherwise known as Dodd-Frank was excreted into being, its tentacles show no signs of tiring. The latest arm-twistings of the financial sector by regulators now infesting corporate boardrooms manifest as an arbitrary failing grade for most banks for attempting to comply with the “living [...]
I am in the midst of fleeing the East Coast in hopes of finding philosophical solace at a wooden boat-building school. Not Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but rather an honest appraisal of life and the fury that swirls above Washington DC.
Consider two recent developments in the energy sector. In the first instance, shareholders in oil-producing giant Chevron (ticker: CVX) voted to give the largest amongst themselves (those lucky few owning 3% or more shares for three years minimum) the ability to nominate directors for up to 25% of the seats on the board.
Copyright 2015, Chuck Dorris, all rights reserved. There’s an old adage that adaptation in the energy market occurs when sweet crude averages $70 a barrel. At that cost point, the alternative-energy folks (tree-huggers) suddenly find wind and solar to be profitable and practitioners of black magic (frackers and slant drillers) start [...]
“No, I didn’t base it on a real case. I never base anything on real cases. I never do any ripped-from-the-headlines stuff.” So states bestselling, Edgar Award-winning crime novelist Lisa Scottoline during a breathless interview between parking lot and podium, where she will expound upon her latest thriller Every Fifteen [...]
ERIC C. ANDERSON, formerly a senior analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, is an Air Force reservist and national security consultant, as well as a teacher at the National Defense Intelligence College.