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  • Why Corporate Values Matter, even if Not All Consumers Care VW has paid a deservedly high price for its emission scandal, with more than $20 billion in total fines, having suffered severe damage to its reputation, and with some of its senior management in the process of being prosecuted. Today many consumers around the world want nothing to do with VW, wondering if its brand ...
  • Lear’s Cosmic Constant Shakespeare’s Lear starts off at the edge of a cliff and jumps. That’s essentially the plot of the play. If Lear had his marbles, he never would have made his outrageous demand. Perhaps his disinhibition is the first stage of senile dementia. Things never improve which is. in effect. the nature of matter. Once man ...
  • How Zuckerberg Retained 26{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} Equity in Facebook Raising money too soon for a startup creates a number of serious problems. You get diluted out of your ownership. You destroy your cap table and follow-on funding becomes complicated to negotiate. Watch this 2 minute 20 second video to learn how Mark Zuckerberg played the funding game and preserved 26{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} equity in Facebook. If you Bootstrap First, Raise ...
  • Altercation: An Actual War Criminal…. My new Nation column is called “An Actual American War Criminal May Become Our Second-Ranking Diplomat,” and it contains the subhed,”Elliott Abrams spent the Reagan years abetting genocide–now, he has been floated as Trump’s deputy secretary of state.” You can find it here: https://www.thenation.com/article/an-actual-american-war-criminal-may-become-our-second-ranking-diplomat/ Also, I was genuinely honored to be asked to speak at the ...
  • It’s discontent, not religion, that draws people to al-Shabaab Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is directly driven by religion. Instead, al-Shabaab – the Somali-based terror group that has wreaked deadly havoc in Kenya – exploits perceived historical, social and political grievances and draws on extreme interpretations of Islam ...
  • How biological control agents could get invasive stinging wasps to buzz off Carolien van Zyl, Stellenbosch University South Africa is home to a number of invasive insect species. One such species, the Vespula germanica (German wasp), was introduced into the country in 1974. Another, the Polistes dominula (European paper wasp), arrived in 2008. Both species are thought to have been introduced via air or sea cargo. These invasive species ...
  • Africa’s agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food Brendan Brown, University of Adelaide and Ian Nuberg, University of Adelaide Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century. Even if countries on the continent are successful in negotiating more favourable trade conditions and introduce policy reforms, ...
  • Presidential Secrecy From Washington to Trump By Michaela Morrow, Harvard Class of 2018 On Monday, February 6, the JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics was honored to welcome Ambassador Norman L. Eisen and Mary Graham for a conversation about presidential secrecy. Ambassador Eisen, a current fellow at Brookings and former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, served as Special Counsel ...
  • STEEL RAIN – Ep.21 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Tuesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • Trump, Putin & Khamenei; Countdown to Confrontation? Ominous headlines across the globe trumpet that the Trump Administration and Iran on a collision course. To what end, and for what strategic objective? Hard to decipher the Trump tea leaves given the merger of Twitter and national security. Mr. Trump and his White House team have been ratcheting up the tweets and rhetoric against ...
  • READ THIS: In an All-Too-Timely Book, 8 Key Questions About the Holocaust This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes W.W. Norton & Co. 432 pp. Why the Jews? Why the Germans? Why murder? And why did it all unfold so quickly? There have been — with good reason — no end of books about the Holocaust, but Why? Explaining the Holocaust ...
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  • Brain Drain Democrats may have gotten their brains beaten out last year, but it’s Republicans who are experiencing a brain drain. Educated Americans are horrified by Donald Trump. He is not just oblivious to facts but proud of it. “We won with poorly educated,” Trump said after the Nevada caucuses last year. “I love the poorly ...
  • Immoral Equivalence President Donald Trump will doubtlessly continue to add more new phrases to the American political lexicon throughout his term in office. This weekend ― in an interview on Fox aired as part of the Super Bowl extravaganza, no less ― Trump made a downright astonishing statement, comparing America to Putin’s Russia. This was not an ...
  • Donald Trump, the Johnson Amendment, and Church-State Relations President Trump’s announcement last week at the National Prayer Breakfast that he intends to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment has turned heads in the nation’s houses of worship. The Johnson Amendment, enacted in 1954, changed federal tax law to discourage pastors from engaging in partisan political activity. The central concern of the measure’s sponsor, then Senator ...
  • Donald Trump And The Crazy Rich Donald Trump’s first days in the White House have been about as bad as any of us could have imagined. He seems intent on carrying through with campaign promises to ban Muslims from entering the country, building a huge wall along the Mexican border, and appointing right-wing Supreme Court justices who would deny women fundamental ...
  • Top #5Actions For YOU This Week – #KeepMarching! Happy Monday! Here are the #5Actions from MomsRising for this week with an important note: You are making a difference! We’ve seen President Trump and many in Congress walk back threats to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and with it the healthcare coverage of nearly 30 million people. In fact, Trump thought he’d ...
  • Capture the Middle East Market With Halal Cosmetics Written by veteran flight attendant and writer Ji Byung-lim – China’s retaliatory measures over South Korea’s decision to allow the deployment of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) on the peninsula have been coming since the beginning of the new year. Chinese authorities announced on Jan. 3 that 28 cosmetics products failed to ...
  • These Four Women Ran For All Women The past few weeks have seen their share of political uproar with the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Muslim ban, and the Women’s March on Washington. While things seem dark, there are still amazing people doing great work that remind us of the power we have when we stand together. I had the opportunity ...
  • 7 Astonishing Facts About YouTube That You’ve Never Heard YouTube is huge and immensely popular among global viewers. You definitely don’t have any idea that the video content uploaded to YouTube every two months or 60 days is more content than the three U.S. major television networks created in 60 years. Well, we bet you didn’t know about this. There are tons of such ...