Monthly Archives: July 2014

Private Regulation as an Alternative to Government Regulation.

The mission of the Financial Policy Council Inc. (FPC), a research think tank and educational institution, is to formulate and promote sound public policy based on the principles of free enterprise and wealth creation as envisioned by the ideals of the American Founding Fathers.
Our goal is to ensure that America, the land of opportunity where freedom and prosperity have flourished, is not derailed by poorly formulated and reactive economic, fiscal and tax policy. In addition, our goal is to retain and reclaim America’s leading role in the global economic community.

By Ziad K Abdelnour

Defense Industry Develop Creative Strategies And Business Models

Though the defense industry has to sooner than later develop creative strategies and business models or risk catastrophic failure, we at Blackhawk Partners believe that despite a challenging environment, strong fundamentals in the defense and most importantly cyber security industry and unmanned aviation continue to offer some highly attractive investment opportunities.

We believe the industry’s fate largely depends on Pentagon’s decisions on how it will modernize U.S. forces to confront future threats. In its Cold War heyday, the Pentagon was the leading developer of cutting-edge technology and still commands the world’s most advanced military force. But at the same time, it has created self-defeating mechanisms that quash innovation and fail to capitalize on available opportunities. The United States is still way ahead of competitors in areas such as fighter aircraft and submarines. But there are segments of the weapons market such as ballistic missiles and cruise missiles where other people are doing quite well compared to us.

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Voice of America Interview with Ziad K Abdelnour

1) “Is the American Political System the latest Bubble?”

The best way to look at this, I think, is that there’s a spectrum of default severities. At one end, you have the outright repudiation of sovereign debt, a la Ecuador in 2008; at the other end, you have the sequester, which involves telling a large number of government employees that the resources which were promised them will not, in fact, arrive.

Right now, we’ve already reached the point at which the government has broken very important promises indeed: We promised to pay hundreds of thousands of government employees a certain amount on certain dates, in return for their honest work. We have broken that promise. By Treasury’s own definition, it’s reasonable to say that we have already defaulted: surely, by any sensible conception, the salaries of government employees constitute “legal obligations of the US”

My question becomes: Is the American political system the latest bubble?

2) Making the Capital Markets Smarter – Some Food For Thought

A very simple measure of this is simply the high degree of localization of investment. Ghemawat in World 3.0 tracks liquidity and global flow of venture capital and estimates that the lion’s share of investment happens within 20 miles or so of the investor. This happens because the investors mitigate the risks of their own limited knowledge by only investing in companies that set up shop locally, down the street. To get the money, entrepreneurs flood to the location of the money rather than the location of the markets/problems to be solved.

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Can Our Tax Code be Transformed from a Tool for Redistribution, to an Engine for Economic Growth? – By Scott A. Hodge – Financial Policy Council

Scott A. Hodge is President of the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., and is recognized as one of Washington’s leading thinkers on tax and fiscal policy. During his tenure, the Tax Foundation has more than doubled in size and become one of the most influential organizations on tax policy in Washington and in state capitals.
Scott frequently appears on radio and television—including CNBC, CNN, Fox Network, and Fox Business.
He has written and edited three books on the federal budget and streamlining the government and has authored over 200 studies on tax policy and government spending.
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Ziad K Abdelnour, President & CEO Blackhawk Partners, Inc. At the Harvard Club, NYC

Ziad K Abdelnour is the author of “Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics” and a regular panelist and speaker on private equity and venture capital topics at industry conferences nationwide.

Mr. Ziad K Abdelnour also serves on the Advisory board of DPG Investments, a recognized premier multi strategy global merchant banking, alternative investment, management and advisory firm.

Page by page, Economic Warfare:

  • Strips away the veneer to reveal the true agenda behind our expanding central government
  • Describes the damage that has been inflicted upon the American economy in the last few years, making the case for the indisputable charge that we are involved in an economic war for survival.

Continue reading: Wealth Creation

 

Ziad K Abdelnour Economic Warfare “A great number of the richest never finished high school.”

In Economic Warfare, Abdelnour lays out a plan for restoring economic freedom in the United States and around the world. Along the way, he reveals the true nature of the enemy that threatens to destroy the free market capitalist system that has made this nation great.
America was created to be a land of opportunity, where the individual could take an idea, develop it, and create wealth in the process. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with this notion. An enemy has arisen in our midst, one who has single-mindedly worked to subvert and even destroy this opportunity.

Page by page, Economic Warfare:

  • Strips away the veneer to reveal the true agenda behind our expanding central government
  • Describes the damage that has been inflicted upon the American economy in the last few years, making the case for the indisputable charge that we are involved in an economic war for survival
  • Details Abdelnour’s personal strategies and vehicles for wealth creation, and outlines tools that can be used on a global scale
  • Gives a rundown of areas in which we, the people, can and must demand accountability and fundamental change from the next administration that moves into the White House
  • And much more
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An Extent Danger Facing America Today is about Terrorism or Economic Crises?

Former US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair recently testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee stating that an extent danger facing America today is not terrorism, it’s the current economic crisis.It would not surprise me in the least if some enterprising guerrilla journalist were to uncover the fact that people like Stephen Lerner were actually on the JP Morgan payroll. The art of misdirection is not just confined to the worlds of magic and politics. The average American is dreadfully unaware of just how depraved these people are. The little regard they have for human life is beyond common comprehension.

Looking at this from a purely technocratic sociological viewpoint, avoiding mass riots and violence while this many desperate people lose life-sustaining programs appears to be an impossible task, and given our current economic and political environment this seems inevitable. What’s going to happen in this society when these people are without jobs, when their families hurt, when they lose their homes in massive numbers a neighborhood at a time? The scenarios are grim.

After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established historical precedents, one must conclude that the global bankers have only three possible cards left to play. The first is admitting culpability and working to restore the American economic engine to its free market potential. History has taught us that the ruling class rarely admits error and never concedes power.

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