Category Archives: commerce

A #smartcity is a hub for smart #trade

Talks for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement took place last week. A trade agreement that is a quarter of a century old needs to catch up with today’s new platforms for global trade.  Cities play a role in … Continue reading

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The digital seas don’t need #netneutrality mercantilism

Just like any trade, the producers of digitized content should expect that their packages may be lost at digital sea. In the case of the internet, producers, whether they are sending licensed video entertainment from their servers or pictures from … Continue reading

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What are Democrats doing to increase political market share?

The past six months of negative press for President Trump should provide Democrats with an opportunity to reduce Mr Trump’s electoral base, but if that opportunity exists, I don’t see Democrats taking advantage of it, not just yet anyway. A … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve should do Congress’ net neutrality work

Next Wednesday the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve will meet in Washington to announce whether the central bank has raised its target for interest rates that its member banks charge each other for overnight loans. Rate changes can … Continue reading

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Minorities should seek a bigger slice of the new media pie … as investors and owners

The digital divide argument, that there is a disparity between non-whites and whites when it comes to broadband access, is losing its mojo for me. While broadband access for minority households via hard line may fall behind that of white … Continue reading

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A more precise preamble to the American Constitution

“We the Investors in the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Corporation, establish Contract, Property, Tort, and Criminal Law, insure domestic Tranquility by regulating the behavior of our Wage Earners and Slaves (otherwise known as Citizens), provide … Continue reading

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Trump’s cabinet appointments are a bitch slap to the face of the State

American democracy allows entrepreneurs and traders to balance the power held by the “strongman” or “the State” against the power held by the masses. Entrepreneurs and traders want as much unimpeded access to capital that the United States has to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I. could benefit from zero rating

Two of the United States’ insular territories in the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, could benefit from wireless companies using zero rating policies. Think of zero rating as the “1-800 number” business model for 21st century broadband. … Continue reading

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First Blush: Trump’s independence key to reducing regulations

Pundits expected the Republican Party to implode, but with the Democratic Party’s failure to craft a message that appealed to working poor and rural whites, it is the Democratic brand that is now under serious fire. This failure to connect … Continue reading

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Does Obama’s reign over a bull market signal better times for the entrepreneur?

I’ve seen a number of memes on social media attributing the five and a half year rise in the stock market’s value to the Obama administration.  A number of writers have also noted overall economic growth, especially in the stock … Continue reading

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