Unintended Consequences of Trade War with China

The trade war is escalating to what might become a currency war. Other unintended consequences have followed, making global markets nervous. August 12, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP In this battle of will between the US and China, inevitably, the victims will be the private consumers. At the G20 Summit in Japan, it […]

The Fight Against a Subtle Tyranny

Are hand-outs and welfare rooted in what has been called “the tyranny of low expectations”? Could economic freedom be the antidote to that poison? June 24, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director, GWP I heard a very thought-provoking quote from Naval Ravikant. He was addressing the coming of further automation and artificial intelligence (AI). When […]

Failures in Prohibition, Tariffs, and New Deals

The US hasn’t learned from its own history when it comes to prohibition, tariffs, and New Deals; and the people are going to pay dearly for that willful ignorance. June 10, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Is it just me, or is the US playing some of its greatest disastrous hits of the […]

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 […]

Russia and China Still Paving the Path Around the US

Between trade wars and sanctions, Russia and China continue to find ways around the US both as a consumer and a reserve currency. January 14, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The maverick decisions coming out of the White House are quite astounding. I can’t help but marvel at some of the recent directives […]

Economic Strategies: China Lends While US Spends in Africa

While receiving minimal and often negative press, China is forging strong relationships with African countries, which will further its economic long game. China could be putting the US in a corner by helping Africa to prosper. January 7, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Whatever your opinions are of China, no one can deny […]

What Is the Latest On Brexit?

What is in the best interest of the UK: a Hard or Soft Brexit?  And what has Theresa May set her country up for? December 24, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Those familiar with American history will remember that the original structure of the United States was that each state be its own […]

The 2018 Farm Bill is an $867 Billion Welfare Scheme

The 2018 Farm Bill, which was ushered through both houses of congress by a landslide despite its $867 Billion price tag, is just a fat welfare check with some bells and whistles on it. December 17, 2018 The Farm Bill passed with overwhelming support from both chambers of congress: 386-47 House and 87-13 Senate and […]

Who Pays When the US Government Can’t Play Nice?

The US government really has no idea how to play nice with others, and it’s taking a tremendous toll on the global economy as well as its own. December 10, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Something you learn about capitalism and free markets very quickly is: it guides everyone to play nice… or […]

Tax Cuts Won’t Mask Trade War & Tariff Pitfalls Forever

The US is coming down off the tax cut rush, and the consequences of a trade war and tariffs are becoming more visible. October 29, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Talk to any major Trump fan, and you’ll hear a lot of positive economic talk largely substantiated by top-line numbers. The main argument […]