Author Archives: Alton Drew

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.

The Trump Administration takes government back to the basics on energy.

Sitting back and nibbling on the popcorn and tea while researching an op-ed, I am noticing first hand how ass-backwards the current American presidential administration is. The Administration is so far behind that some of its cabinet’s websites are still … Continue reading

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Of Oligarchs, Buffers, and Democracy

The only benefit that democracy and government provide is that in combination they serve as a buffer between the warring factions of oligarchs with voters playing the pawns in a war for political influence. Most of the abuses suffered by … Continue reading

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Are Democrats and Republicans distracted from keeping America an investment haven?

It appears, at least from the commentary in more centrist media, that the Republican Party has allowed an amateur to take over the White House. Trump appears to have blown the first two years worth of political capital in six … Continue reading

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The meek will not inherit the Earth. They are too weak ….

In the end, it will be the foragers who survive and inherit the Earth. They understand that the limit to their ability to consume is directly related to what the Earth naturally provides. Immediately after the apocalypse, there may not … Continue reading

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I don’t see how net neutrality increases access to online global data. It may do the opposite

A few minutes ago I was listening to Corey Johnson and Caroline Hyde of Bloomberg Television discussing Netflix’s desire to increase its international markets, hopefully getting U.S. and international subscribership on par with each other. Potential subscribers overseas, particularly on … Continue reading

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From Slave to Colonist

The ideal way for Africans in America to engage America is to think of themselves as colonists. You are not here to be a part of anything. You are here to extract and exploit everything.

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Net Neutrality: The Market for Messaging

We are bombarded with messaging. Political messaging. Commercial messaging. All designed to get us to illicit a certain response, namely to buy a product or support a package. Net neutrality is no different. Large internet portals like Google and Facebook … Continue reading

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Artificial barriers and government are the sources of poor trade

The New York Times’ Eduardo Porter wrote a scathing review of Donald Trump’s trade policy as it relates to steel production, arguing that the President’s policy could lead to retaliation and higher prices for steel imports. Mr. Porter would like … Continue reading

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The best corporate form is no corporate form

I’ve been giving a little thought to the appropriate corporate form for voluntarysts. The best form, in my opinion, is no corporate form at all. A voluntaryst’s business association should reflect either her willingness to go out alone as a … Continue reading

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Carpenters don’t owe tools shit….

On 4 July 2017, many people of African descent will validate the flag waving with the decades old argument that “we built this country.” It’s a bullshit argument. Your ancestors slaved for this country. There is a difference. Saying that … Continue reading

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