I will be going away next week on a family trip, I will try to post if I have access, taking the server somewhere else so that it the lights go out it does not stop me from posting. I may post something before I leave. Thanks!
Observations focused on the problems of an underdeveloped country, Venezuela, with some serendipity about the world (orchids, techs, science, investments, politics) at large. A famous Venezuelan, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil as the devil's excrement. For countries, easy wealth appears indeed to be the sure path to failure. Venezuela might be a clear example of that.