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#Politics uber #State

Politics is about the pursuit of your self-interest getting others to give you what you want when you want it; getting others to incur the negative externalities that result from the pursuit of your self-interests. Politics takes precedent over the … Continue reading

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Politics is not for mental or emotional therapy

The biggest political mistake that black voters make is to use politics as a form of emotional therapy. ‘We shall overcome.’ ‘Speak truth to power.’ ‘Keep hope (and hype) alive.’ ‘Suing for social justice.’ All these initiatives whether pursued in … Continue reading

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Political law

Politics is about getting others to do what you want when you want it while having others pay the transactions cost for getting what you want when you want it. Politics is also about turning public resources into pools of … Continue reading

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Communications networks as platforms for individuality. Politicians should take note

It’s interesting how disconnectedly connected society is becoming with technology. It still trips me out how two people can walk or drive together with their noses stuck in an iPhone. ┬áIt is the great thing about broadband. High-speed access to … Continue reading

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Politics Should be About Pursuing the Common Good

Just wanted to share a quote from my cousin and good friend, James H. Rolling, Jr., professor of art at Syracuse University. “Politics is never about the struggle of good against evil. That totally misses the point of democracy and … Continue reading

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