Boeing 737 Max Aftermath: The Big Fish Get Away

After two 737 MAX crashes and 346 dead, prosecutors only go after a couple of mid-level Boeing employees. The prosecutor who cut Boeing its deal now works for Boeing’s law firm. Something smells fishy. Violating Basic Principles Previous columns here and here, described the decisions and events leading up to two separate crashes of Boeing…

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Instagram: Facebook’s Online OxyContin?

Instagram celebrity Pamela Reif

Leaked Facebook research shows that the company’s Instagram platform is “toxic” to teenagers, especially girls. Now what? Peddling Envy: The Only Deadly Sin That Gives No Pleasure The leaked research appears in, “The Facebook Files,” a multipart Wall Street Journal expose on Facebook. On one level, the information should come as no surprise. Generally available…

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The Paradox Of Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

A surprising number of healthcare workers, including physicians and registered nurses, refuse COVID vaccinations. Reports cite several factors, but the principal issue may come down to trust. What does this say about healthcare generally, and what does it mean for mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers? Weighing Costs And Benefits Like many people, I got vaccinated…

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The Supreme Court, NCAA, And Juneteenth

Two days after Juneteenth, the Supreme Court rejected NCAA limits on athletes’ education-related benefits. The ruling was justice. The timing was poetic justice. Here’s why. Juneteenth Juneteenth commemorates emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States. “Juneteenth” refers to June 19, 1865. On that day, the Union military governor of Texas, Maj. General Gordon Granger,…

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