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Jim Mosquera is the author of the books, Escaping Oz: An Observer's ReflectionsEscaping Oz: Navigating the crisis and more

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Post-COVID America
In this essay, we’ll examine economic conditions prior to COVID, the ensuing financial calamity, and a look towards the future.
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E 2020 Election - Too Early To Predict Winner?
The 2020 presidential election will pit Socialism versus Capitalism. Is this comparison valid? Are we more socialist than we admit? Regardless of who gets elected, the nation faces the same economic/financial crucible.
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E Capitalism In Crisis - We Created The Crisis
Capitalism will be branded a failure, but we are not practicing capitalism.
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E Tesla - It's Been A Great Ride
The automaker's price tripled since early summer. Its rise in the last 3 months parallels the broader stock market. Is Tesla pulling the market or is the market pulling Tesla?
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E Uber, Taxis And The Omnibubble
The word “omni” means “all” or “everywhere” and frequently connects in words like omnipotence. The inescapable conclusion is that we're encircled by a series of omnipotent financial bubbles that will ultimately suffocate the world economy.
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E Medicare For All. Can It Work?
Who was the first Medicare recipient? Was the Affordable Care Act really a government takeover of health care? What are the consequences of Medicare for all.
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Post-COVID America
5 months ago

Harry Goldstein I used the term in an article two years ago when I predicted the end of the financial bubble. Since then, I've consistently used the term in hashtags and other articles. Here's the article where I first referenced it....seekingalpha.com/article/4203745-end-of-omnibubble

Thanks for commenting.

Post-COVID America
6 months ago

And that worry is part of what I noted will hamper recovery. Thanks for commenting and reading.

Post-COVID America
6 months ago

Good one!

2020 Election - Too Early To Predict Winner?
7 months ago

One thing to consider with impeachment is that the Dems leading the charge with it are one side of that struggle within the party, think of the old, established segment (Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer etc.). This group was separate of the Progressive wing. The other side are the Progressives I noted. While they supported the impeachment also, they weren't at the forefront, so they're less "stained" if you will by what happened.

2020 Election - Too Early To Predict Winner?
7 months ago

Thanks for the comments.

2020 Election - Too Early To Predict Winner?
7 months ago

Thank you for commenting on the article.

2020 Election - Too Early To Predict Winner?
7 months ago

Thanks for your comments.

Uber, Taxis And The Omnibubble
1 year ago

Thanks Adam.

Uber, Taxis And The Omnibubble
1 year ago

Wendell,

The purpose of the article was to show how expansive the Omnibubble can be, in this case, even in the world of taxis. My sense is there are some who don't know that a medallion is required (certainly not at $1M) to operate a cab. Those that don't know would question why someone would spend such amounts to operate a cab. That's the rational response, which is why bubbles form in the first place — those that aren't in the bubble (outside of NYC cabbies) aren't part of that herding.

Also, in the article I said, "I'm not claiming first use of this term though I've been consistent in its usage in many posts and articles since September 2018."

Thanks for your commentary!

Medicare For All. Can It Work?
1 year ago

Thank you!

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Escaping Oz: An Observer's Reflections
Jim Mosquera
The Sentinel
05/06/2017

In today’s economic and political climate, protecting yourself means asking the right questions. You can’t ask the right questions if your mind’s encumbered.

We’ve burdened government with all our problems but do they have the capacity to solve them? Do we want them to? What’s the difference between freedom “of” and freedom “from” and why’s it important? Why is this one of the most important questions you can ask?

I’m putting out an APB for critical thinking skills. We need these skills at this important juncture in our nation’s history. Is our political division a permanent condition? What’s the one thing we all have in common? Information isn’t lacking these days, which is why our ability to sift purposefully through it is critical.

Prepare to meet the future.  It always arrives sooner than expected.  Are you ready?

Division
Jim Mosquera
The Sentinel
04/14/2017

Chandler Scott returns in book 3 of the series, Division.  He teams up with an unexpected foe to right the listing ship known as the United States of America.  The sinister revelation in his documentary unleashed a torrent of both anger and support for the president.  America is a country tearing at the seams.

Spending time with his love and hoping to be just a spectator in a convention deciding the future of the republic, Chandler is thrust into plots threatening to undermine the Executive branch of government and ultimately the entire country. Along the way, he must be a bridge between groups on opposite sides of the political spectrum — groups whose help he needs. His mentors also lend a hand, though they bring him unexpected news.

The frenetic pace of events only heightens Chandler’s doubts about what is real and what is not. Can he overcome his doubts and save the country?

Rebellium
Jim Mosquera
The Sentinel
11/15/2016

In a fast paced thriller, Chandler Scott continues his quest for the dream story.  What will it cost him?  His career, his love, his life?

Continuing his dangerous investigations, he discovers plots more sinister than even he could ever imagine. As he plunges into the world of secessionists and government run wild, he soon realizes that his life hangs in the balance. He must decide whom he can trust—his documentary partner with a dark past or the people he has only just met with agendas of their own.

Rebellium, a realistic thriller, follows 2020 and is the second book in the Chandler Scott series.

2020
Jim Mosquera
Sentinel
06/13/2016

Chandler Scott, a rising TV journalist, tries to connect the dots in a country mired in another financial crisis.  Cyber terrorists add to the flames of fear.  The public yearns for help from its leaders who respond in ways previously unimagined.  Politics and economics will collide during the Presidential election of 2020.   Chandler uncovers the seeds of the next crisis, a crisis that would shape the future of the United States of America and the world.

2020 is a fusion of historical events with a near-term look at the future.  It is a thriller so convincing in its accuracy that readers will be left to ponder if these events could actually come to fruition.​

Escaping Oz: Navigating the crisis
Jim Mosquera
Sentinel
01/19/2015

After what seemed like a bad dream, the country woke up to find themselves in the Financial Land of Oz. The housing market cratered, stocks fell, and once venerable financial institutions were on life support. The economy struggled. The Wizards provided massive fiscal and monetary intervention.

The economy recovered, but not for everyone. The social fabric began to tear. The dominant theme of the next decade will be the intersection of politics and economics. Economies naturally experience cyclic behavior though our financial system exacerbates the effect. A healthy economy and societal accord go hand in hand. We need to understand how we got here and how we will emerge.