Themes

Inequality, justice, equity--modern society struggles with these values, and the media, politicians, economists, and artists address income and inequality as if it's a new issue. Anyone who reads the Bible or even Charles Dickens knows these issues have been part of human society throughout recorded history. At common law, judges developed the concept of equity to do the right thing.
The elite propose income transfer schemes and government control designed to protect and insulate the elite and keep the poor indebted to them. Some of the worst abuses have been inflicted on Native Americans or American Indians.
Now the elite have incurred massive debts that leave entire nations (and their citizens) vulnerable to a different kind of rule of equity--domination by creditors, foreign and domestic.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Coming Deluge


 

As forecast in my novel, The Rule of Equity, the United States is facing a deluge of foreign investment. China has $4 trillion in foreign exchange reserves. The thousands of millionaires in China have tremendous incentive to acquire foreign assets.

I know several people who have been involved with the EB-5 visa program (U.S. visas issued to foreigners who invest more than $500,000 in America). About 85% of these visas are issued to Chinese investors. Chinese investors are buying up residential real estate throughout the U.S., especially along the west coast but also in other areas, as I've discussed before.

This article discusses one aspect of the issue--how Chinese investors need American assistance to wisely invest $2 trillion here in the next decade!

http://fortune.com/2014/10/28/us-china-foreign-investment/

Excerpt: "The recent $1.95 billion acquisition of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York by a private Chinese insurance company, Anbang, grabbed news headlines around the U.S. What attracted attention was not just the price paid by the Chinese investor ($1.95 billion was the highest price paid for an existing hotel in the U.S.), but the identity of the purchaser, China’s eighth-largest insurance conglomerate, owned by the grandson-in-law of the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.
As with other high-profile Chinese deals (such as Shuanhui’s acquisition of Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion in May 2013), the Waldorf Astoria transaction raises important business and policy questions: what is driving Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) and what is the best response to this important development?"

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