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

Tuesday Tech Briefing April 12, 2016

Tuesday Tech Briefing April 12, 2016

 
 
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A new feature of enNovo Radio, Tuesday Tech Briefings will share one or two insights from technology over the past week. In this week’s episode, I look at: The cost to hire someone to hack into someone’s email or social media account. Great for checking in on that special someone you think is cheating on […]

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Apple vs the FBI, and hackers

Apple vs the FBI, and hackers

 
 
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The San Bernardino killer’s iPhone 5c has been breached by the government. And Apple didn’t help. What are the implications of this? How did they gain access? Was it from hackers or a private company? Also, do hackers have a role in driving technological change and aiding companies in securing our private data? Take a listen […]

enNovo Radio

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

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

 
 
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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

Ellen, Converse and MLK

Ellen, Converse and MLK

 
 
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I look at how Ellen Degeneres has changed her brand, how Converse is changing marketing, and how Martin Luther King changed the world. And they did it the same way.

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 […]

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Incarcerating the community: the impact of a large prison population

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

During 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 Lewis, with the author asking him about the absence of older men. He […]

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 […]

Self driving car

Google’s self-driving cars

The following video is a TED talk delivered in Vancouver, BC in March, 2015 by Chris Urmson, head of Google’s self-driving car program. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next. Why would […]