David L. Smith

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Profit and Peril in the 21st Century
When the Tech-Dot-Com bubble burst in 2000 and 9/11 traumatized the world economy, we were reminded of the peril as well as profit in today's new economy. As the millennium approached and sunshine pundits saw nothing but blue sky ahead, Smith clearly warned his audiences of approaching "clouds in...
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Economic and Financial Outlook
U.S. Monetary and Financial Outlook
The Contrarian Mindset
Principles for Investment Success
The Third Oil Shock
The Asian Caper: How to Surf the Coming Financial Tsunami
Overview: Following the massive devaluations in the wake of the “Asian Flu” in 1997, the economies of Asia have aggressively accumulated vast trade surpluses with the U.S., in particular. Asians have recycled their dollar surpluses back into the U.S. economy, producing bubbles in the U.S. stock...
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Asian Economic Outlook: Profit and Peril from the Changing Dynamics of the Global Economy
Overview: Given the close interdependency between the U.S. and Asia-Pacific economies, the presentation begins with a review of the U.S. economy, with a behind-the-scenes examination of imbalances that will eventually bring the long expansion to an end. One imbalance in particular -- soaring U.S....
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The British Mesopotamian Campaign 1914-1932: Lessons Learned and Lost
The British Mesopotamia Campaign of 1914-1918 was a largely forgotten sideshow (“The Bastard War”) of The Great War, notwithstanding 28 separate battles and the deployment of nearly half a million British and Indian troops to the area, suffering 92,501 casualties (14,814 killed or died of wounds,...
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The Clash of Civilizations: Christianity vs. Islam Redux
Overview: In his controversial 1993 essay “The Clash of Civilizations,” (and subsequent book) political scientist Samuel P. Huntington helped to reframe the geopolitical discourse following the end of the Cold War. Whereas ideological polarization – capitalism vs. communism – fueled the...
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Implications of Election 2008