Category Archives: Election2016

Is it time for the Democratic version of the Tea Party?

CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s April 2009 rant regarding proposed stimulus spending by the Obama administration contributed to the birth of the Tea Party, that fringe element of the Republican Party that advocated for less government interference in the markets, reduced government … Continue reading

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Thoughts on #netneutrality in a #Trump-ed up world

Election 2016 may be the beginning of the end for the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Chances have increased for a 2017 exit, voluntarily or otherwise, by the Commission’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. Democrats could hold up confirmation of Wheeler’s … 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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Trump may be more narcissist than anarchist, but ….

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have upset the political elite’s apple cart. They both remind me of these lines uttered by the late Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”: “It’s the schemers that put you where you are. You were … Continue reading

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United States, Russia, Syria: Cold War 2.0

The United States has long wanted to get Syria out of Russia’s satellite of control. Syria, geographically, puts a check on Israel. Ukraine, which is barely mentioned versus two years ago, is the alternate land bridge from Russia to western … Continue reading

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No. Vladimir Putin does not want Donald Trump to be president.

Mr Putin needs a predictable factor in the White House; he needs Hillary Clinton in the White House. In any negotiation where Mr Putin can achieve an advantage, he needs the person across the table from him to be smart … 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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Social welfare’s lack of equity

Government’s role in a democratic, market based nation-state is to secure political wealth for the political class while creating an ecosystem within which private capital receives a positive return. Social welfare and safety nets are the least of government’s concerns. … Continue reading

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You want diversity in the boardroom but not on the ballot? Really? #Election2016

A recent piece in The Huffington Post describes corporate America’s failure to include more women of color in the C-suite. According to a report cited by The Huffington Post, women of color make up just three percent of executives in … Continue reading

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#HillaryClinton should read the Full Employment Act

Hillary Clinton today came out hard against Donald Trump’s attack on the Federal Reserve, where the real estate developer and Republican nominee for president accused the American central bank of creating a “false economy.” Mrs Clinton in responses chided Mr … Continue reading

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