Category: The Breeze

adam smith

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...

Path to a Republican Presidency in 2017

  The Republicans have a path where they do not need 270 electoral votes to retake the White House. They only need to prevent the Democratic nominee from reaching 270 delegates. Traditionally these two goals have been one and the same. Under a two party system, aside from tie (which...

panama papers

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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Palinesque Interview For Bernie Sanders

The Bernie Sanders interview with the NY Daily News has illicited much reaction. His answers were Palinesque in their nature, yet many of the same people who lambasted her for being unprepared are giving him a pass. Everyone knows where we stand on Palin, but can you really tell the...

clinton economics

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...