He also supports global marijuana legalization and has served as a director of two cannabis startup companies.
Critically, Ron has for a longtime debamboozled himself from the government's propaganda and, I believe, has an accurate perspective on the state of the world today. He is a strong believer in international diversification and the issues we frequently discuss.
The discussion is below; I think you will find it insightful.
Jeff Thomas: What is your present residential/citizenship situation worldwide?
Ron Holland: I'm an American citizen, living, working, and playing in Canada and elsewhere.
Jeff: What countries have you previously lived or spent significant time in?
Ron: I'm adopted, but I think I was born in North Carolina. I've lived in several countries: Switzerland; the US; and now Canada, plus I spent a lot of time in Colombia, Austria, and Italy. My favorite state is South Carolina, where I graduated from the University of South Carolina in banking and finance. Later I headed up a trust department and decades later retired to Hilton Head Island before getting bored and taking a position as CEO with a firm in Canada in 2011.
South Carolina has quite an independent spirit and has been a nation not once but twice, seceding first from the British Empire then later from the US following the election of Lincoln. As we all know, this didn't work out too well, and one Washington supporter said, "South Carolina is too small to be a nation and too large to be a lunatic asylum."