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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.


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The Federal Reserve Jobs

The societal impact of June’s jobs numbers

On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor released it’s jobs report for June, 2015. According to the report, the economy added 223,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.3%. The problem with the jobs report is that, while the unemployment rate dropped, the reason it dropped is that people have stopped trying to find work. […]

Was Charleston a tipping point in the racism discussion?

Ferguson, Missouri. New York. Walter Scott. The racial upheaval resulting from these killings have dominated the news for much of the past nine months. But the Charleston massacre last week may have been a tipping point, ripping a large piece of the scab off the racial wound of this country, exposing the infection that keeps […]

How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent

During the late ’80s, Rev. Jeffrey Brown was watching his neighborhood become overrun with drugs and violence. He decided to listen to the young people in the community — not preach to them — in order to bring about change. He is one of the co-founders of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that […]