Selva Freigedo

Selva Freigedo is a research analyst for The Rum Rebellion. Born in Argentina, her passion for economic analysis started at a young age. Her father was an economist for the Argentinean governments and the family used to discuss politics and economics at the dinner table. Argentina is a country with an unusual economic history. Growing up there gave Selva first-hand experience on different economic phenomena such as hyperinflation, devaluation and debt default. Selva has also lived in Brazil, Spain and the USA. Back in 2000 she was living in the US as the dot com bubble popped… And in 2008 she was in Spain as the property market exploded and then collapsed… She has seen first-hand what happens when bubbles burst. Selva joined Port Phillip Publishing’s team in 2016, as an analyst. She now writes from her vantage point in Australia, where she settled in 2015.

Banking Blunders

Central bankers may be looking at lower interest rates to keep stimulating the economy, but negative rates don’t do much for building up confidence on the banks…or the whole system of fractional banking and lending.

The Capital Showdown

What will be the next trigger? It could come from anywhere. Will China take us into a global recession? Will the US? How will our world look like in five…10…50 years?

If Everyone Thinks the Same…

Tech companies are moving away from free speech and swaying the balance towards moderating and censoring. Privacy scandals and censorship is increasing the backlash against these companies. It could turn into a problem…

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