Author: Kwaisi France

racial demographics

Racial Demographics Of Hillary and Bernie

  I think it’s difficult to admit, but obvious to see, that Democrats are polarized by race in the primary. The results, thus far, can’t be ignored.   Racial Demographics Bernie has won Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. Here are the racial demographics of...

michigan primary

Michigan Primary Doesn’t Change Math

  I was wrong (12-4 through 16 chosen). Nate Silver was wrong. Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary and was able to salvage what would have been a very bad night otherwise. Hillary’s win in Mississippi brought the delegate count for the evening to 87 for her and 69 for...

retirement

Retirement Savings Is Not A Cure All

  The Economic Policy Institute has released a report detailing shortcomings of 401(K) plans. “We’re moving toward a retirement system that magnifies inequality, and doesn’t reduce it,” Monique Morrissey, the author of the EPI report, titled “The State of American Retirement,” said.   Retirement for Working Families The key findings...

everyone pays

Everyone Pays Because Everyone Benefits

  Everyone pays because everyone benefits is the theme of the Bernie Sanders’ tax plan which would raise $15.3 trillion over the next decade, according to an analysis released by the non-partisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC). The plan would raise another $25.1 trillion in the subsequent 10 years. The...

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NFL Combine Questioning Can Get Personal

  The Atlanta Falcons apologized to Ohio State corner Eli Apple after a coach asked him about his sexuality at the NFL Combine. According to Apple, one of the Falcons coaches asked if he liked men. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn issued a statement that said the team was sorry....

nevada

Nevada Proves Indeed To Be Hillary’s Firewall

  Hillary won the Nevada caucuses over Bernie Sanders by approximately 6 points. She won Clark County, Nevada’s most diverse county, by 10 points. She also won heavily Latino East Las Vegas, calling into question the entrance-exit poll which showed Sanders leading by eight points among Hispanic voters.   The...

piketty

Piketty Can’t Justify Sanders’ Fantasy Economics

  French economist Thomas Piketty claims capitalist societies, with rare exceptions, see ever-increasing concentrations of wealth. Currently, we’re in a destructive self-reinforcing trend back toward 18th- and 19th-century levels of inequality, he argues using data and economic theory. Piketty’s empirical work is both clearly impressive and ultimately unreliable.   Piketty...

superdelegates

Superdelegates Are Insurance For The Party

  Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by more than 22 percentage points and by doing so, earned 15 delegates to Clinton’s 9. Yet, despite losing the second biggest rout in state history, Hillary walked away with the same number of delegates.   That’s because she had the...

sanders economic plan

Sanders Economic Plan Is Puppies And Rainbows

  The American Economic Association, an organization of working economists in academia, business, government, international and not-for-profit agencies, defines economics as the study of how people choose to use resources. Economics includes the study of labor, land, and investments, money, income, production, taxes and government expenditures. Economists seek to measure...