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SHENZHEN, CHINA - APRIL 09, 2019: Coastal Cinema sign over entrance to movie theater at Coastal City shopping mall in Shenzhen.

‘Don’t Say Gay’ to China’s Xi Jinping

Underscoring how America’s establishment media seeks to distract the country from the broader issues threatening the country, the Washington Post today posted a story headlined, “DeSantis takes on Disney in a culture was with national implications.”

No, the real culture war is with China. Thanks to Hollywood, America has already surrendered.

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Private Equity’s Devaluation of U.S. Lives

The U.S. Constitution guarantees “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Private equity firms are increasingly denying Americans their inalienable rights.

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Peter Goodman’s Davos Man Rage

Although marred by his politics and blind faith in government, Peter Goodman’s book “Davos Man” is a guaranteed delight for those who are angered about the growing disparity of wealth in America and around the world. Widespread understanding of Goodman’s core message is the requisite first step making towards making the world a better place.
Buy the book and you’ll gain some valuable insight about the business practices of Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

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Why Disney Plus Can’t Stream “Midnight Cowboy”

Reading that Disney plans to stream its first R-rated film this month made me wonder why the entertainment company doesn’t go whole hog shedding its former family entertainment image and stream “Midnight Cowboy,” the only X-rated film to win an Oscar. Unfortunately, the stars of that movie are persona non grata in Hollywood.

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Miley Cyrus and Disney’s Changed “Family Values”

Such is the bizarro world we live in. Whoever thought we’d see the day when Disney advocated the sexualization of children and celebrities calling out the hypocrisy of Hollywood?

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The Perils of Corporate Lying and Deception

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, the folks running the Oscars, and some Deutsche Bank bankers in New York have stepped up to reinforce the wisdom of an adage children of my generation were once taught: Honesty is the best policy.

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Putin’s “Socially Responsible” War Investors

I didn’t think it possible, but my skepticism of socially responsible investing sank even lower upon learning that ESG funds are among the holders of Russia’s sovereign debt. Put another way, ESG investors helped finance Putin’s war machine.

Some additional thoughts on the LGBTQ+ hypocrisy of Disney and its employees, San Francisco’s official boycott of 28 states, and the cost to insure a Tesla Model 3.

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10 Companies That Make Me Happy

Happy people supposedly think happy thoughts. So as an experiment, instead of stewing about the decline of customer service while waiting on hold and listening to the dreaded, “Due to heavier call volume” message, I challenged myself to name 10 companies I enjoy doing business with.

The envelopes please …

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Ronn Torossian and the “Ethics” of PR

PR professionals expressing the loudest outrage about disgraced PR executive Ronn Torossian should be mindful that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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MIAMI, USA - AUGUST 23, 2018: Newsweek magazine with Elon Musk on main page in a hand. Newsweek is an American famous and popular weekly magazine

Elon Musk’s Faux Free Speech Pledge

Elon Musk this weekend said he declined to heed calls from several countries to block Russian news sites from his Starlink internet satellites amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist,” Musk told his Twitter bros.

Consumers in China know first-hand that Musk only supports free speech when it suits him or his business interests. Speaking of hypocrisy, a shoutout for GM CEO Mary Barra.

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