What would you do??
I have an interesting situation: some of my friends and clients have witnessed a paradox: on one hand — they are Americans, who traditionally associated political liberties, economic freedoms, capitalism with belonging to the British system in its origin, which in time developed into an American system of world view, business culture, free enterprise. On the other hand, were they to seek promising financial returns — they would encounter that it might be much more profitable to invest in foreign economies, rather than in domestic one. One’s realization that the more profitable markets belong to the countries, whose political cultures not only differ from the Anglo-Saxon current formula, but do clearly oppose it’s social, political, cultural fundamentals, creates a potential inner conflict for the average western investor.
How does one justify putting one’s financial resources in ventures which in time will help make his or her geopolitical opponent stronger and still wanting (or — needing to feel) to walk away feeling like a good citizen? How is it even possible that a country like China could usurp and run off with a formula that they (Americans) not only enjoyed and developed for a while, but truly considered intrinsically culturally and natively their own? Should one ignore realities of potential profits from Chinese and Russian markets on basis of commonly accepted soft geopolitical confrontation?