Erick Brimen’s Blog

Private Firefighters: Better Service at a Lower Cost

As an entrepreneur focused on international development, I’m always intrigued by examples of private firms which provide public services at a lower cost and higher quality than traditional governmental alternatives. It is governance, after all, which most powerfully...

Land Reform in Venezuela

When going through some old papers of mine from college, I recently discovered a paper I wrote regarding land reform in Venezuela. Although my thinking has evolved significantly since that time, this paper shows just how long I’ve been working on the issues of...

Cleaning up Communities in Roatan

Up to now, this blog has been primarily an outlet for my intellectual curiosities and pursuits. However, I plan to also start sprinkling in some “travel blog” style posts as well. I travel often, and I’m looking forward to having an outlet in which to commemorate my...

Temasek and the Singapore Model

Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has nearly $300 billion in equity holdings, placing them confidently as one of the most substantial sovereign wealth funds in existence. They were founded in 1974, originally formed as an outlet for the...

Retirement in Roatan

The beauty is unmatched, and the chance for peaceful relaxation on the world’s most breathtaking beaches is what everyone works so hard to retire for.

Fast Facts about Honduras

The nation of Honduras, positioned right in the center of North and South America, boasts beautiful scenery and a vibrant culture that fuses elements of many other nations and peoples.

Honduras in 2018

Honduras is improving in nearly every measurable category, from tourism to safety to the potential for economic growth.

Conscious Investing

One of the most effective ways to take a political or moral stance is to purchase from and invest in companies that share your values while divesting from those that fail to align with your beliefs.

The Institute for Excellence: Spotlight on Virginia

Development Capitalism isn’t about providing bandaids — it’s about building ladders of opportunities to boost people up and out of poverty for good, creating and participating in generalized prosperity and sustainable human flourishing!