Author: Kwaisi France

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William Howard Taft: 27th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) William Howard Taft Handpicked by Roosevelt, William Howard Taft was to continue his agenda. He had been brought in...

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The Breeze: 365 Days Of Albums Pt. 3

Part three of a four-part podcast on 365 days of Albums that we reviewed. A must listen before our first quarter review of 2016. Twenty-seven of our 30 albums charted number one on Billboard’s Hip and R&B or Rap charts for at least 1 week. Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014 despite...

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Big Banks Can’t Be Broken Up The Way Bernie Says

  Within the first 100 days of my administration, I will require the secretary of the Treasury Department to establish a ‘too big to fail’ list of commercial banks, shadow banks and insurance companies whose failure would pose a catastrophic risk to the United States economy without a taxpayer bailout,”...

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Adam Smith In 2016 Presidential Politics

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is the accepted rationale for a free-market economy. Smith’s key insight was that individuals working in their own interests are led by “an invisible hand to serve public interest” benefiting the broader society. As a liberal-progressive capitalist, I believe that while on the...

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Contested Convention Likely For GOP

Here is the state of the GOP presidential race. Donald Trump is still the leader but has begun to fade badly, including losing just about all of Colorado’s delegates because he simply did not abide by (or know) the caucus rules. Ted Cruz is surging, but is hated by the...

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Panama Papers and the Optics of Global High Finance

According to the BBC, the leak of 11.5 million documents from one of the world’s most secret companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shows how clients were able to launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid taxes. It’s the biggest leak in history, dwarfing the data released by Wikileaks in 2010....

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Clinton Economics Works For America

Bill Clinton came into office as the 1991 recession was subsiding and oversaw the subsequent recovery. Clinton economics proved to be effective in those circumstances which are very similar to now. Dylan Matthews gives us an overview of the results of Clinton economics. Clinton Economics Unemployment fell dramatically between January...

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Third Term For Obama Means It’s Hillary

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in the race that supports continuing, extending and building upon President Obama’s agenda. She represents the continuation of the upward trajectory that we’re currently on, also deemed “Obama’s third term.” Obama’s Third Term Brooks Jackson details Obama’s record since he entered office through 2015 and...