United Healthcare

United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare. It’s a big deal, and here’s why

Despite being the largest health insurer in the country (pending the merger of Aetna and Cigna), United Healthcare is leaving ObamaCare in 2017 in all but a handful of states. Why? “The smaller overall market size and shorter-term higher risk profile within this market segment continue to suggest we cannot broadly serve it on an […]

enNovo Radio

EnNovo Radio Launch: The Law of Unintended Consequences & the Rise of Trump and Sanders

Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the inevitable result of our free-market system; it is also a consequence of the choices our business leaders make. And those choices have contributed to the anti-business attitude that both parties have embraced.

But it’s not just business that has contributed to this attitude. Government regulation has pushed business, giving rise to the Law of Unintended Consequences. And the law of unintended consequences has real impact of how businesses work to bypass regulations.

A real example of this law may explain the rise of the Trump and Bern movement in American politics. Free Trade Agreements. Listen and comment.

SHOW NOTES:

The Law of Unintended Consequences

How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger

Pat Caddell: ‘The American People Have Figured Out They’ve Been Screwed’ By Free Trade

Is Bernie Sanders Wrong on the Gender Pay Gap?

It’s been spoken by comedian Sarah Silverman: MEDIA CLIP: Oh, hi. I’m Sarah Silverman, writer, comedian, and vagina owner. Women make up almost half the working population, yet we typically earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man makes in almost every profession. And Senator Bernie Sanders: There is no rational economic reason why […]

Prison Cell Block

Incarcerating the community: the impact of a large prison population

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Incarcerating the community

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Incarcerating the communityDuring the Baltimore riots earlier this year, I ran across an article that spoke to the community impact on Baltimore due to the lack of an older generation with the Black community. The article, titled ‘Lord of the Flies’ comes to Baltimore, interviewed 28-year-old Zachary […]

M-Pesa Payment

M-Pesa: Africa’s mobile payment advantage

M-PESA (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money) is a mobile-phone based money transfer and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Safaricom, the country’s largest mobile network operator. M-PESA was originally designed as a way to allow microfinance-loan repayments to be made by phone. Doing this reduced costs, and made it possible for lower […]