When Markets Start to Fail

When markets start to fail the very group of people they were designed to serve, innovators arrive. That is what has happened to the world’s financial markets. Over the past year, you may have heard about a new “currency,” Bitcoin. I have not written or spoken about it much and that is mostly because I […]

Sept 10 - Net Neutrality

Update on Net Neutrality

Today is September 10, 2014, but it will also be known as the “Internet Slowdown” day. I have oft written and spoken about Net Neutrality and it’s importance in a free and open Internet; which I believe in. The FCC is accepting final comments on rules pertaining to the implementation of new rules on September […]

CBO July 2014

Chat with Richard: The Impending Fiscal Cliff

On July 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their annual budget outlook. Read the full report. The report paints a difficult future for the US Government and the overall economy. This outlook projects out to 2039, 25 years which would put me at 55 years old. Let me first present our current situation. The […]

Net Neutrality Open Internet

Chat with Richard: Net Neutrality

Technology questions aside, I believe in a fair, open, and free Internet. And here is why. Here in the United States, since the dawning days of the Internet, we have been free and able to publish anything we want to the World Wide Web. Today, this has not changed. While other countries censor and block, […]

Highway Trust Fund

Chat with Richard: Building a National Strategic Agenda

Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. That was nearly seven months ago and our country needs some major reforms. We still have an education […]

2014 Ukraine President

News: Ukraine Signs Trade Deal with the EU

The deal that sparked the demonstrations (because the sitting Ukrainian president would not sign it) which lead to the ouster of the president which lead to Russia’s actions in Crimea, which lead to a new president, has finally been signed. News from Mashable.com: Ukraine’s newly elected president signed a historic trade and economic agreement with […]