Posts byCarlo Felician Kouwenhoven

Who’s Really Taking Your Money?

“The Culprits Behind Greedflation” We all know the story of Robin Hood. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. The unprecedented levels of inflation in 2021-2022 however, may be telling a different story–one of corporate greed and exploitation–and one which has passed under the radar seemingly unnoticed by many.  We may all have

The Jones Act: A Fish Out of Water?

Discussing the Vulnerabilities of an 'Antiquated' Policy

Alaska… What the American public sardonically labeled “Seward’s icebox” and “Johnson’s polar bear garden” (referring to President Andrew Johnson) turned out to be The United States’ most strategic conduit for challenging the British Empire in the Pacific, its new economic frontier–that would inspire U.S. supremacy in world markets during the late-nineteenth century and beyond.  Alaska

The World’s Financial Firefighters Spark Controversy

A Review of The IMF

Following the events of World War II, and desperate to rebuild the global economy, an effort was made amongst the Allied nations to conceive a post-war order. The culmination of these efforts birthed two new transnational financial institutions: The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since then, the post-colonial world has shifted its attitude,

“The Most Important Economic Agreement of the 21st Century”


On October 31st, 2021, years of negotiation between the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)/G20 inclusive framework on tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) finally materialised in a new agreement in the form of a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% that is set to take action by 2023.