Category: Global Economy

Let’s Talk About Finland »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  Since none of us have been to Finland, nor are we likely ever to go, I thought it would be nice to write about that Scandinavian country in today’s Moment. First a factoid. Back in Napoleon’s time, Finland was owned by […]

Every Forty Years – Revisited »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  It took longer than expected, but Nixon’s Silent Majority finally showed up last week. I suspect Nixon knew at the time that mainly uneducated white men would comprise this majority, because back then, that was the main demographic of America. I […]

The Math Of America »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  This may be the most unsettled period in non-war US history. No wonder both presidential candidates have the largest negatives since such statistics have been compiled. But what really is going on here? It appears the math of America is so […]

Is It Time To Blow-Up The Matrix? »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  As you may recall, I am living the first Matrix movie. Specifically, I’m playing the role of Morpheus, battling beyond reason the simulated reality created by the machines. In my real reality, the machines are the U.S. institutions (political parties…special interests…mass […]

Let’s Talk About The Blockchain »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin a few years ago, something unexpected happened: a far more important technology was created – the blockchain. Bitcoin is still the biggest blockchain, but that is almost a side story now. I think blockchain will do […]

And You Think Rio 2016 Has Problems »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website I interrupt your Summer vacation with a timely, urgent Midas Moment. Zika virus? Green pool water? Polluted bay water? Incomplete venues? Ha! The Rio Olympics are a gift from the Olympus gods when compared to the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. Bet […]

The Tear In Our Social Contract »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website The U.S. is facing numerous seemingly unsolvable travails. But far and away the most important dilemma is typically not even mentioned in the press. What might this be? Our social contract is torn. America’s social contract was created from the patriotic […]

Back In The Day »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website My kids constantly remind me that I start sentences with: “Back in the day…” They claim I recently said, “Back in the day, when the dollar was strong and the few remaining buffaloes on the plains were nervous, I used to […]

And Now For the Rest of The Story »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  After just a few months, she realized the Material in front of her could solve the world’s burgeoning energy problems; and it would do so cheaply. It was 1898, and her name was Marie Sklodowska-Curie. You know her as Madame Curie […]

There is No Teaching »

CLICK HERE to return to our website MidasNotes: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation It’s likely that no person on the planet has written more, spoken more and done more in the private capital markets than me. I don’t say this lightly; but after authoring a handful of books and two hundred fifty articles; giving more […]