The New Middle Class in Emerging Markets: Burgeoning Buergeoisie

Articles on the middle class in emerging markets make me believe that the recent violence leading to better security in Rio de Janeiro is long-term bullish for Brazil and Emerging Markets; phases of counterinsurgency in Iraq or Afghanistan could be useful comparison — much, much less violence was seen in Brazil, though pictures of rocketContinue reading “The New Middle Class in Emerging Markets: Burgeoning Buergeoisie”

Security in Brazil: A Magic Moment for the city of God

The Economist notes that better security in favelas is leading to economic development for the middle class in the emerging markets. The specifics of the policing parallel what the Americans call counterinsurgency (COIN), as applied widely in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially with community policing. “THANKS to a film (“City of God”) made in 2002, CidadeContinue reading “Security in Brazil: A Magic Moment for the city of God”