Trump Part III - The Use of Security Crises

Trump Part III – The Use of Security Crises

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I can’t predict the future, but we know every US President is tested by security crises – whether domestic or foreign. President Trump’s four years will be no different. [While I’m not predicting the future, in previous posts on Trump I am having nightmares of a potential future, and reviewing the past rise of authoritarians.] […]

Trump Part II - Rise of Authoritarians

Trump Part II – Rise of Authoritarians

By The Banker | Blog Posts

This is part 2 of probably 6 posts on Trump, of which the first one is here. These are not predictions of the future per se, but just a recording of what I worry might happen, and why I can’t sleep at night. A slow unfolding It takes a long time, sometimes years, for the […]

Trump Part I - Fever Dreams

Trump Part I – Fever Dreams

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I haven’t slept well since the Presidential election. The Trump presidency – an unlikely nightmare until the night of November 8th – suddenly became reality. Taking Trump Seriously A week before the election, Trump’s biggest Silicon Valley supporter (PayPal founder, early Facebook investor, and Gawker Destroyer) Peter Thiel offered us all some insight.[1] “…[T]he media […]

Giving Thanks for Parks Stars Boots and Duct Tape

Giving Thanks for Parks Stars Boots and Duct Tape

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

I took my 11 year-old for two nights of backcountry camping in Zion National Park in Utah earlier this Fall. A few hours into our hike – still some ways away from our first campsite – the sole of my right boot began to rip. At first, the flip-flop-slap of the loosened rubber hitting the […]

Bitcoin Blockchain and Bullocks

Bitcoin Blockchain and Bullocks

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Texas

One of my rules of writing is to ignore journalistic fads. I’ve considered Bitcoin since 2013 to be a complete red herring, a finance-journalism fad that has no bearing on real things, real life, and real people. Technology people – FWIW I am not one of these – have long been excited about Bitcoin, and […]