Category Archives: economics

American government was never designed to help blacks

The emotional responses by black Americans to media’s depiction of Donald Trump is getting annoying. Black Americans drank a lot of the symbolism in the Obama Kool-Aid in the last eight years, so much so that using a portrait of … Continue reading

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What might Wilbur Ross mean for telecommunications?

Wilbur Ross, founder of private equity firm W.L. Ross & Co., has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump for the position of secretary of commerce. According to 40 USC Section 1512, the Department of Commerce is to “foster, promote, and … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is socialist swine

A good businessman knows how to manage his or her resources to get the highest returns. Trump supporters often use the “he’s qualified because he’s a businessman” argument when defending their vote for him. But how effective is that argument? … Continue reading

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You didn’t prepare for global trade. I shed no tears.

During the 2016 election cycle in the United States, Americans have been expressing concern over international trade. Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have discussed trade matters such as the Trans Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading

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A war on #capital is not what we need

It is unfortunate that Bernie Sanders has reduced the political economy down to a battle between the wealthy and the rest of us. Since Mr. Sanders is an uber-statist there should be no surprise that he would leave government off … Continue reading

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Blacks and Latinos continue their prayers to Clinton and Sanders

This morning on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, blacks and Latinos were asked to call in and discuss the campaign marketing efforts by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toward their respective communities. I heard the usual … Continue reading

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The system isn’t rigged Mr. Sanders. It’s built for risk takers

Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, has been proselytizing on the ills of the American political economy, specifically that the economy is rigged in favor of big banks and the wealthy. I wouldn’t use the word, “rigged”, because that implies … Continue reading

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To best understand the economy, replace government with self?

The Republican presidential debate on 10 November 2015 did little to enlighten me on how these candidates view the role of American government in the economy. Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, shared with us that he intended to eliminate … Continue reading

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Presidential candidates not demonstrating that they can lead in a world without work

Derek Thompson recently wrote a piece in The Atlantic about how technology could erase millions of jobs and asked whether that would be a good thing.  While Mr. Thompson explored the benefits of more Americans enjoying the freedom of more … Continue reading

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Is capital abandoning the entrepreneur as well?

Where small firms have suffered low rates of business formation, lukewarm employment growth, and near stagnant growth in employee wages, is there public policy that can reignite entrepreneurship? Politicians on the left and right have been touting the virtues of … Continue reading

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