Elon Musk To Twitter: “Иди На Хуй”

Elon Musk just offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion. That offer gives the middle finger to Twitter’s Board and management. Expect a reply in kind. How should we respond? “Иди На Хуй” — The New Battle Cry Of Freedom At the outset of Russia’s recent all-out attack on Ukraine, a Russian naval vessel demanded…

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America’s Real Iron Man: Elon Musk And His $50,000 Home

The world’s richest man, Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, drew media fire by stating that his primary home is worth $50,000. Would he have done better boasting of an Iron Man suit? Billionaire Genius Playboy Philanthropist At one point in a 2012 Marvel Avengers super-hero movie, the chemically-enhanced-but-anally-retentive Captain America tries to throw shade on Tony…

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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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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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Cancel Culture, Chinese Style

The Chinese government canceled retailer H&M from the national Internet for airing concerns over alleged forced labor in Xinjiang Region. Will pending EU and US ESG regulations trigger a trade war? A Juggernaut Gains Momentum Previous columns described the environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) movement and examined conflicting claims over whether ESG investing yields higher returns…

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