Category Archives: Economy

The Myth of Moses. The Myth of Black Leadership. The Reality of Digital Platforms. #broadband

The challenge going deeper into the 21st century is for members of the African Diaspora living in America to form the first virtual digital tribe with digital currencies, broadband, renewable energy, and smart grid technologies as a platform. A central … Continue reading

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Shorter Yellen

Janet Yellen is speaking to the National Association of Business Economists. I will summarize her remarks thus sparing you an onset of ennui. In short: People who own capital will have to seek out riskier investments in order to see … Continue reading

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Time for Afro-Caribbeans to play the long game and leave the #Caribbean

I was born in the Caribbean, so its difficult to say this but it may be time for Afro-Caribbeans to abandon this European outpost in the armpit of the Atlantic. It is easy to put aside nostalgic feelings about the … Continue reading

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.@realDonaldTrump and dead dinosaurs

Watching a joint press conference between the American president and the Emir of Kuwait. The Kuwaitis, Saudis, and other Middle East actors have the U.S. by the balls simply because a few Bedouins pitched their tents and had freaky sex … Continue reading

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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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What’s the point of political noise when power isn’t being transferred?

The past couple weeks of political protests have demonstrated to me how powerless the masses of voters are and how susceptible they are to the emotion targeting messaging of the Left faction and the Right faction. The left has had, … Continue reading

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Netroots Nation ain’t knocking on Billy Bob’s door ….

When all is said and done, the Democrats will likely face a three-way race for the presidency in 2020. They have yet to offer a candidate with the gravitas to win. Accusing Mr Trump of conspiring with Russians or being … 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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