NAFTA

Blockchain and NAFTA May Have a Lot in Common

September 23, 2016

Anyone who was around in the early 1990’s may remember the mantra of modern globalization was that centralized markets were bad and decentralized markets were good. Fast forward to 2016 and blockchain technology: centralized ledgers are bad decentralized ledgers are good.  Does this sound familiar?  Blockchain and NAFTA may have a lot in common. The […]

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The Big Bang of Modern Globalization

June 30, 2015

The early 1990’s saw the end of the Cold War,  spectacular advances in computers, the Evolution of the Internet, and a new world order fueled by commerce instead of warfare. Upon this landscape,  NAFTA is considered to be the Big Bang of modern Globalization. What is not often considered is how NAFTA, for better or […]

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Model For The Mobility of Engineering Professionals Under NAFTA

March 4, 2011
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I published the following paper in 1996 as part of my participation in the negotiations for mutual recognition of Engineering Professionals under NAFTA.

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My Christmas Gift

December 24, 2010
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I knew them when they were just kids struggling through engineering school – I saw them as gems in the rough, now I get to marvel at the Diamonds.

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The Fundamental Flaw of NAFTA

January 1, 2010

Leading into 2010, The Ingenesist Project will release a series of videos that specify the construct of the Next Economic Paradigm. The following video discusses the flaw in modern globalization market economics that started with the failure of an obscure sub section of NAFTA – the free trade of services.

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The Greatest Threat To Social Media

October 14, 2009

My first year in Mexico back in 1994, I thought to myself, “Wow, I can change everything”. The next year, I thought to myself, “Wow, I can’t change anything”. The third year, I thought to myself, “Wow, why would I want to change anything, Mexico is doing just fine the way it is”.

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A Clear and Present Value!

September 22, 2009

The value of conversations is real, clear and present – especially in the actions of those who profit wildly from them. I saw this in the negotiations of NAFTA when it was clearly in the best interest of the some negotiators to keep engineers poor weak and disorganized.

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Social Clipping and the Amazing Disappearing Economy

January 14, 2009

In the early 1990’s, the NAFTA Mutual Recognition Document (MRD) for engineering professionals was the first modern attempt to treat knowledge like a financial instrument. Unfortunately it failed because of a tiny little flaw that I call ‘social clipping’. Most trade agreements that followed were modeled after NAFTA and, as such, inherited the clipping flaw.  […]

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Pride, Prejudice, and the Relationship Economy

January 3, 2009

I realized that this poor dark stranger of the night paid me the highest professional compliment I have ever received. I can only hope to find in myself the humility to live up to his prejudice and to live down to my own.

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