Gary Acosta’s Blog

Featuring Gary’s take on the economy, politics, sports and Latino culture

Che Guevara and babies in cages

Somebody once told me that you get power by giving power and you get respect by giving respect. On election night, I posted a statement on Facebook that said Latino voters delivered Florida for Trump, and Arizona for Biden (I may have been premature on the latter). The post received 143 comments and included a…

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Non-partisan does not mean apolitical

There is a strong quote from the early 20th Century that illustrates how economics and politics are inseparable. It goes something like this: “The worst illiterate is the political illiterate. He (the political illiterate) doesn’t hear, speak, or participate in political events. He doesn’t know that the cost of life, the price of food, rent,…

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Castro Drops Out

Former HUD Secretary, Julián Castro ended his presidential campaign last week with an announcement simply stating that it was clearly not his time. While Castro never polled beyond four percent, he ran an outstanding campaign – doing especially well in the debates he was able to participate in.

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Bloomberg jumps into the race

People have been asking me what do I think about Michael Bloomberg entering the presidential race. I have to say that I’m not sure. Bloomberg supporters point to his success as mayor of New York and the fact that his wealth makes Donald Trump’s seem paltry. However, I can’t see the base of the Democratic…

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Marie Yovanovitch and Fiona Hill

This week, the media was dominated by the impeachment hearings. While I am going to save my opinion on the subject for another time, watching Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Fiona Hill testify convinced me of two things: First, knowing that there are smart, dedicated people like this in our government gives me confidence that despite…

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Socialism is a loser for Dems

Americans like a lot of things including hamburgers, beer, television, and money. They also like the idea of living in a country where no matter how tough you might have it today, you could win the lottery or invent something and be rich tomorrow. Americans relish their freedoms, whether they are good for them or…

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Julián Makes it to the Next Round of Debates

Presidential candidate Julián Castro has qualified for the next round of debates by meeting the fundraising and polling minimums established by the Democratic National Committee. So far, only 10 of the original 25 candidates have qualified, so this puts Julián in a smaller group of frontrunners. Julián’s unexpected surge has come from two outstanding debate…

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Do Deficits Matter Anymore?

Of all the things wrong with our political system, the worst might be that our system rewards short term success at the expense of the long-term health of the country. Our growing deficit is one primary example of this phenomenon. America’s fiscal deficit is expected to reach over a trillion dollars per year over the…

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