TITLE

'Financial Fortress' in a Dangerous World

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Lewis J.
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct96, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses true values and fears of people in light of the U.S. dominance over other nations in virtually every field from trade to defense in the 1990s. The author says that U.S. is an economic and military giant, a global hero with the biggest guns and the fastest draw. U.S. covers the world with Nikes, Reeboks, Coca-Colas, McDonald's and Disney. They say in some countries one can trade Levis for a car. One of the most popular venues for foreign visitors to Atlanta was The Gap store in Lenox Square. The people of the U.S. fought and bled to make the world safe for democracy. U.S. have authority and values that it expect others to respect, applaud, and bow to. But its size and reach threatens lessor gods, and when outlaws and renegades and home-grown crazies take shots at it, it is surprised and amazed. In 1994, there were over 3,000 criminal bombings in the United States, up more than 50 percent from 1990. Pipe, mail, car and fire bombs increasingly are weapons of choice for international terrorists, anti-government extremists and street punks. In a dangerous world, relationships based on trust will become more valued. People will seek experienced advisors for help in building and maintaining their "financial fortress."
ACCESSION #
5560019

 

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