Italy’s Economy is Latest in EU Debt Crisis

Italy is stuck in recession mode through a combination of EU policies and its own internal follies. What are the implications of this to the EU and the world? May 20, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Some red flags are going up in the EU, and those flags are coming from Italy. Economic […]

Major Cities Crack Down on Airbnb

Cities cracking down on Airbnb and other home-sharing models are really just obstructing opportunities for people to serve the market demand and make some money. May 13, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP A little over four years ago, Ross Ulbricht was convicted of money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic fraudulent identity documents, […]

Occupational Licensing Revisited in Some States

Not all states are embracing reforms to their existing occupational licensing laws. Those that are, are helping their respective economies. March 6, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP By and large, our lives don’t involve the government that much. Most of our plans and activities have nothing to do with it. Day-to-day interactions are […]

Gerrymandering & Rigging the System

When people say the system is rigged, they are referring to gerrymandering, cronyism, and favors for the few disguised as do-gooder programs. April 29, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I’m well past the idea of believing the US system is a “few reforms” away from being adequate. There’s no simple structure to elections. […]

How to Protect Your Assets from “Shadow-Banks”

“Shadow Banks” pose a serious risk to the market and your assets because they are non-banks that lend like banks, but with far less oversight or accountability. April 25, 2019 At the heart of the last U.S. financial crisis in 2008 was a $52 trillion “non-banking” industry that lent unqualified borrowers money for mortgages and […]

Is Legalization a Full Victory?

Cannabis legalization comes with terms and conditions, like cryptocurrency legitimization. That might not prove to be the full victory people were looking for. April 22, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP A big topic, especially this year, is cannabis legalization. As a staunch opponent of prohibitionist policy, I welcome that discussion and the lifting […]

Dangerous Protectionist Precedent to be Set with Dairy

Large and established dairy industry players are seeking congressional protection from their non-dairy competitors. April 8, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Plant based dairy alternatives have been around for a good while. Nobody made much of a stink over them. They have been coming out with myriad alternatives ranging from rice, soy, coconut, […]

Response to Andrew Yang’s UBI Platform

Andrew Yang is pushing the idea of Universal Basic Income as his primary platform for his 2020 run for POTUS.  Where does this idea fall short and why? April 1, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I discussed Andrew Yang’s flagship policy: Universal Basic Income (UBI) in some earlier blogs; but I took the […]

Sun Might Set on NSA Data Collection Program

The sun might set on an NSA data collection program at the end 2019, but will that mean a weaker or smaller surveillance state? March 25, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There is a marginal possibility that the NSA is going to back off a little.  In other words: a few crumbs are […]

Why is Transporting Such a Cluster?

With all the technology available, transporting people or things from one place to another should not be a complicated task, and yet the government always manages to find a way. March 18, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Getting from point A to point B, whether it’s a person or a thing, is such […]