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Dana Blankenhorn
Atlanta, GA
Technology Journalist, author, futurist
Interests: InvestorPlace.com and Kiplinger.Com
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By sponsoring research, by juicing demand, by creating it through spending, government supports every capitalist economy. There is no pure capitalism because capitalism requires the rule of law to protect it. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dana Blankenhorn
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I think Amazon Digital and Amazon Logistics, which would include the store, could easily be worth $3 trillion, combined, in five years. I also suspect Amazon’s current legal troubles would multiply if it tries to stay together. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Online citizens are going to have to watch their backs and watch what we say. Freedom will be diminished. But ordered liberty will be established. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Dana Blankenhorn
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If Republicans want to take their party back from Trumpublicans, they can do it by ending, or at least reducing, gerrymandering Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Before you invest in renewable energy today, you need to look ahead. You need to see if your costs are going to be competitive – all your costs – in 2030 as they are in 2021. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The economics of abundance will define the 2020s. The need for human capital, for trained, empowered, and motivated brains, will define the economy of your time. You are the resource we have been looking for. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Having something to look forward to is the greatest blessing one can have at the end of our pandemic year. Bring on the future! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Politics follows the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules. Apple is now worth more than 10 times Exxon. Tech has the gold. So, tech rules. Everything else is details. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The Republican Party is now the KKK party. The Republican Party is now devoted, heart and soul, to overturning the Civil Rights era, to complete white, male, straight supremacy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Conservatives have found common cause with religious extremists. Liberals have found common cause with government control of the economy. Both are wrong. Their fight threatens the very existence of the Republic. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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When the first lockdown hit, we were scared but not careful. When the second lockdown hit, we were careful but not scared. When the third lockdown hit, we were neither. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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My parents were the Greatest Generation. My generation is the Greediest Generation. We hated our parents as children. Our children will come to hate us as they mature. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The Cloud Czars throw off enormous amounts of cash flow and have minimal debt. Companies that looked at the cloud proposition in the traditional way, as something to be bought with debt, just said no to it. AT&T and IBM kept doing business the way they had been doing it before the Cloud. They were ruined by that decision, relative to the Cloud Czars. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Nothing has threatened democracy in America more than ideas America itself has created. Nothing threatens it so much today as the Caudillo Model of government we first exported with the Monroe Doctrine. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Money is a verb, technology creates wealth through deflation, and the Great Game is the engine of meaningful change. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Working class people broke democracy in the name of trying to slow change that gave them what comforts they have. They have been conned into thinking Trump can create a state-controlled economy dedicated to their comfort and privileges. He can’t. He can only throw the Great Game of Nations to China. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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On the same day America was committing suicide on the altar of Donald Trump, China was proving its system sound. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The mask is now gone. It can’t be remade. It lies at our feet, revealing the monster beneath. That monster has control over great wealth and great machines, but without wisdom, without some sense of right and wrong, its reign is destined to be briefer than that of any Chinese dynasty. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Kamala Harris’ job is to do the same thing with tech that Bush did with oil, cement a generational alliance that can dominate American politics and return America’s prominence in business. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The idea of sitting for decades to scratch an ideological itch is ridiculous. A judge is not supposed to care who wins. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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You get to the future from the bottom up, making renewable power a consumer product, and energy harvesting a standard. You do it from the bottom up, making new discoveries open source. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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No man is an island. No city is an island. No country is an island. We are all part of the main, and we need to act like it or the 22nd century will be ruled by cockroaches. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The business of journalism is to organize and advocate a place, an industry, or a lifestyle. Aggregate an audience around something it cares about, then use that credibility to sell them relevant products and services. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The biggest support for right-wing idiocy is this smug assertion by liberal elites that “other people” are gullible, that only said elites have the “special knowledge” needed to protect the state from its enemies. It’s a profoundly anti-democratic attitude Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It’s because capitalism demands flexibility that Trump is doomed. The flexible political system of democracy buttresses capitalism, as our system of ordered liberty buttresses democracy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Dana Blankenhorn