Posts by Simon Black

Simon Black is an international investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Sovereign Man. His free daily e-letter Notes from the Field is about using the experiences from his life and travels to help you achieve more freedom, make more money, keep more of it, and protect it all from bankrupt governments.

  • First post: 16/06/2009
  • Posts written: 2139

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Interesting opportunities in Panama

I'm back in Panama today... I've never been so happy to see Panamanian soil before; the trip to Cuba, which I reported on yesterday, was fantastic-- but the lack of reliable phone and internet connectivity was problematic now that I have a daily deadline to meet.

I spend a lot of time in Panama, and yet every time I fly in, I am continually amazed at how quickly it seems to be changing. I[...] Click here to continue reading

Cuba Part 1

"NO Viet Cong ever called me nigger."

Mohammed Ali's controversial words succinctly expressed his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War. More importantly, though, his words underscored a critical point-- the free-thinking individual does not necessarily share the same enemies as his government.

To this day, I cannot recall a single Cuban who has volleyed harsh word or deed against me… so despite the US government’s nonsensical, ongoing diplomatic war against its island neighbor,[...] Click here to continue reading

Personal Privacy

Privacy is not a privilege.  It is a right and it must be safeguarded. We don’t buy the conventional wisdom that ‘if you’re doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide…’ We rue the decline of personal privacy and liberty in modern society; the fact that the government combs through grocery bills and internet search traffic in the name of supporting a war on nouns is revolting and un-American.

Having spent some time[...] Click here to continue reading

This Trillionaire is FLAT Broke…

William “Bud” Post is flat broke.

He has dealt with lawsuits, jail time, bankruptcy, and now lives on food stamps. It seems strange to think that he used to be a multi-millionaire… but it’s true. In 1988 he won $16.2 million from the Pennsylvania lottery (valued at $30 million in today’s increasingly worthless money), and Bud became drunk on his own wealth.

You’ve probably heard similar stories—the struggling, working class lottery hopeful hits[...] Click here to continue reading