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Michael Bloomberg's Talk About Partisanship Offers Political Advice

By: Alyson Wyers - May 29, 2016
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In his talk about partisanship, Michael Bloomberg discusses politics and the current state of democracy with the class of 2016. The commencement address lists traits of success, including working hard, working with others and keeping an open mind. The former mayor of New York City expresses his belief that the purpose of college is learning how to deal with difficult situations, and as such has many conceivably controversial things to say.

The talk about partisanship speaks out against the rising intolerance of opposing views and the damage this is doing to America. Instead of blaming scapegoats, he suggests voting for solutions and opening doors rather than building walls. Without naming names, the speaker makes his feelings for the current vying candidates for the President of the United States known with statements such as "those who promise you a free lunch will invariably eat you for breakfast."