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Dana Blankenhorn
Atlanta, GA
Technology Journalist, author, freelance
Interests: You can find me reporting regularly at Seeking Alpha and http://www.youtube.com/investorcandytv
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Today there are many goods and services We, The People want and need, but for which there is no business model that works only through private actors. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dana Blankenhorn
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Millions of people are slowly being drawn out of the regional or national orbit of baseball, football and basketball, into the international orbit of soccer. Imagine what it will mean when you see a bunch of white kids wearing Club America jerseys a few years from now? Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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I’m predicting a falling dollar alongside rising interest rates, and a continuing fall in asset prices. Anyone buying a house today is likely to be underwater by the end of the year. When money costs more, housing goes down. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
When you look in a mirror, left is right and right is left. We tend to look at what we see as it is, not as its reflection. Probably why no one else has written about Trump as Carter.
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MLS ran away from the NASL model from the beginning. It's socialism. The "state" (the league) retains control of all the teams. The system is designed to make dynasties impossible, as with the NFL. Spending in most areas is strictly limited. Where Atlanta United is unique is its heavy investment in the Academy and its willingness to invest its Designated Player money in unproven players like Almiron and Martinez. Also Tata Martino. In Tata we trust.
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It can. Asked at last night's 6th District debate what their top priority was, the Republican said "tax cuts." The Democrat said "voting rights."
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2017 on The 28th Amendment at Dana Blankenhorn
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If people like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan can get the support of most Americans, with all Americans being given an equal right to be heard, that’s one thing. But that is not what has happened. And that needs to be the issue before the Republic, today and every day, until the peoples’ rights are restored. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
Jeff: I get it. But you're looking at this from your own political perspective. Look from above, not at left or right, right or wrong, but with an eye toward the center. It looks different. So does our time. Carter ran further to the left than America was willing to go, and Democrats paid the price of a generation. Now Republicans have done the exact same thing, and will pay in the exact same way.
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Time is the gating factor in our lives. The more money you have, the more time you can buy. The more machine time, the more human time. Those who can’t afford the time are going to be a burden on their kids, or do without. A lot of folks are going to check out early. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The last thing that happens before any market crash is that prices go parabolic. We don’t see it because of where it’s happening. San Francisco real estate. Amazon.com common. Stuff that should be worth big money, but prices too big to be sustained. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It would just be nice if someone in Atlanta media would explain Atlanta United. But they’re idiots.So I have to. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Cloud growth has become cloud mania. Cloud is marching to replace not only the poor people driving Ubers, but the rich people putting together reinsurance deals. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The oil era was mercantilist. Will blockchain make the technology industry feudalist or will democracy demand something different? Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Google executives got anything they wanted out of Obama. They’re getting nothing out of Trump. They have long memories. Unlike Trump, they are not stupid. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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All the pathologies Trump voters associate with the Inner City – the guns, the drugs, the lack of jobs, the hopelessness – they’re drowning in it. But the people there don’t feel responsible. It’s easier to project it onto others, to find a politics aimed at pissing off liberals and sending the foreigners away. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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To root for Atlanta United, as opposed to the Atlanta Braves, is to root left. All kids can play soccer, rich and poor, male and female. All countries enjoy and understand the beautiful game. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Oil becomes the economic fulcrum for what comes next. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It costs a lot more to treat someone who is sick than to treat them when they’re well, just as you’re less likely to have your car’s engine fail if you change the oil and get it serviced as recommended. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Trump and the GOP are declarations of war against the technology industry and against democracy itself. Technology has the means with which to win that war. Those means must be deployed. Now. While you still can. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The essential people of the 2020s are the people of Trumpistan, now lost in racism and misogyny because they lack hope and see no future. Demand they get a future, even if people like Elon Musk must be taxed for those careers to happen. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It is time for technology’s policy preferences to become explicit, and for the industries to start arbitraging this country, arbitraging the world, as manufacturers and resource companies have done before them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.com need to treat fake news as seriously as they would a heart attack. They have $2.5 Trillion in market cap on the line. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It’s infuriating how little tech titans have done to justify the rewards America has showered upon them. If that’s not going to change, tech companies are going to lose the goose that created these golden eggs. To that extent, the election of Trump was merely a warning. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The government is in the hands of idiots because the idiots voted for it. What they wanted,what they still see, is someone who will do everything possible to piss off the creative class, Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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We have already created the greatest extinction event since the dinosaurs. Let’s not make it worse by joining them. The only way to avoid that fate is for those who understand what is at stake to go on offense. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn