Hello, this is Wilhelm Tegtmeyer. Most of those who will read this know me, and you may recognise my thoughts from late evenings at the pub or from long email arguments. For newcomers, allow me to introduce myself. 

I come from central Germany, and was raised on the right side of the Iron Curtain when the Cold War was at its peak. I was involved in trading with new markets in the former Soviet Union after the wall fell – it is work I am very proud of. After decades trading in agricultural commodities for a leading European firm, I moved to the east, where I spent years in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines when that economy become very important. I returned to Europe in 2015, but this time to Cambridge in England, where I have watched the country attack itself over the vote to leave the EU.

My experiences from around the world, with some remarkable people, have given me a special view on how and why things work the way they do. I don’t read the New York Times or watch the BBC because I know what they report is far from the truth. The world is a pitiless place, and the only way to make it better is through creating prosperity. Allow a man to make his life and he will do that.

As we are forced by the Government to stay indoors due to the fear of the coronavirus, some people are baking bread – something I have done since I was a boy! – and others are picking up home sport and other hobbies. I would like to start recording my opinions and sharing them in a new format. 

Thank you for reading.

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