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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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KRABI, THAILAND - MARCH 08, 2018: Closeup of Elon Musk Twitter Profile and Picture

Elon Musk’s Two Faces

In China, Elon Musk is a poster boy for government respect and acquiescence. He’s shown nothing but disdain and disrespect for U.S. regulatory agencies and leaders, and now Musk is claiming victim status.

According to California’s Fair Employment Commission, the real victims are Black employees working in Tesla’s factory.

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The Payroll Carnage From The Kronos Hack

It’s a measure of the sorry state of U.S. media that one of the most devastating ransomware attacks of all time has received virtually no coverage. Millions of workers, including frontline hospital, police, and firefighters, know what I’m talking about.

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What’s Good For GM Isn’t Good For America

Toyota in 2021 became the No. 1 automaker in America – yet another reminder that Detroit’s days as the “Motor City” are numbered.

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