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Today on Context Florida: Arrogant billionaires, technical disruptions and Donald Trump

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Today on Context Florida:

Our next president may well owe the office to arrogant billionaires or be one himself, says Martin Dyckman. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that fewer than 400 families account for nearly half the $388-million already invested in that election still more than a year away. Did America shed blood to be rid of monarchy only to have it come to this?

Blake Dowling asks: What is technical disruption? Simply described, he thinks of it as new innovations that constantly drive our society and economy in new and different directions; allowing us or in some instances forcing us to do things in a new way. Disruption is nothing new (see mule business) but it strikes fast and furious these days. Our business of technology is all over the place with disruptions (which Dowling likes to see as opportunities) around every corner.

Darryl Paulson offers two critical points concerning Donald Trump. First, he is barely a Republican. Second, he is certainly not a conservative. Trump is at the top right now because he is perceived as the non-politician in the age where Americans of all political stripes hate the establishment. Paulson believes Trump will lose because he is running as a Republican this year simply because he feels like it. He quit the party in 1999 saying that “Republicans are just too crazy right.”

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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