Author Archives: John Thomas

How Inequality will affect the future of Capitalism

It’s interesting when the cream rises to the top of an economic society it is questioned, and rightly so in a republic, for its virtues. It is easy to look in the rearview mirror and point fingers at the billionaires who changed the way the bourgeoisie lives. Liz Warren (friends call her Liz) believes that you only need a modicum ...

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Auto Industry Mega Mergers – Saving Grace or Short Term Fix?

Like Band-Aids on a skinned knee or a finger in the dyke, large scale mergers between automobile manufacturers is the latest methodology in the path toward salvation. It’s really only a matter of time until the perfect storm of confluences sinks car makers. This isn’t something the economy looks forward to by the way. A robust auto manufacturing sector is ...

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Warren’s National Healthcare Proposal Unmasked as Fantasy

Whenever I undertake a piece regarding Elizabeth Warren I try to preface it with deep breathing exercises, meditation, soft music and low lights to calm my nerves in order to put together cogent thoughts on her polemic financial rhetoric. Okay, I’m starting already. Perhaps it would be best if editorials would not post a picture of Warren. Her mean faced, ...

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Your Private Data being SOLD! Here is what is being done about it.

The ubiquitous topic of private data is one I would imagine we will never fully know or understand. Artificial intelligence manipulating our data in exponential ways that surely could never be traced to one particular input from your keystrokes or mouse. Besides, what can one person do to stop big tech and its insatiable desire for information? In steps one ...

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Collegiate Athletes are One-Step Closer to getting a paycheck

If you haven’t heard, college students who participate in athletics are on the cusp of being allowed to receive compensation for the use of their name, likeness, jersey, etc. In a press release on Monday, the NFL Players Association announced that it will collaborate with the National College Players Association to explore how college athletes could receive compensation for their ...

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Artificial Intelligence in Finance is COMING!

It really doesn’t matter what type of business you run, at the end of the day the last thing you feel like dealing with is your financial affairs. However, you know you must, as we’ve drilled into your heads over the years. I have an MBA in Finance and crunching numbers at the end of each day is not my ...

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Has the Americans with Disabilities Act made a difference?

As one who has been “quote/unquote” handicapped for periods of time due to several bouts with bone cancer, I wanted to take a look at how employers and those who consider themselves disabled have evolved over the almost 30 years since the ADA was legislated. As I’ve mentioned before the social business cycles ebb and flow, and governments legislate according ...

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Globalization: Economics No Longer Adds Up

Just when you think you have something figured out the dynamic of change kicks in. Not to worry students, as they probably won’t be re-writing your textbooks just yet. This is mainly because they are not sure what to write. The U.S. economy and those of other wealthy nations have run with a combination of basic supply and demand (firms ...

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