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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Bird Brain: The Worst Managed Tech Company in History

Social-networking service Twitter is a truly iconic brand and product that’s the nervous system of the information age… It’s also been an epic disappointment on many levels. It has been a terrible investment… has left tens, if not hundreds, of billions on the table… is run by the worst kind of part-time CEO… and has shown few signs of figuring out what’s wrong. Why hasn’t Twitter made it? And will it ever?

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Conservative investment funds take aim at ‘woke’ corporations

Fortune 500 corporate boardrooms increasingly have embraced a “woke” agenda — such as Gillette lecturing its shavers about toxic masculinity and Bank of America having guest speakers declare capitalism evil. In response, some Wall Street players now are offering exchange traded funds (ETFs) that exclude left-wing companies, taking a page from the activist playbook that created investment programs to boycott enterprises deemed environmentally unfriendly.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Don’t Force a One-size-fits-all Framework On Social Investors

Interest in environmental, social, and governance-themed, or ESG, investing has seen significant growth in recent years, but it has been matched by persistent complaints from some market participants. Chief among these is a lack of clear definitions for what constitutes a “socially responsible,” “green,” or “sustainable” investment product.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Trading Reliable, Efficient Energy Producers For a Political Agenda

The shutdown of the lone coal-fired power plant in Allegheny County, northeast of Pittsburgh, stems partly from Pennsylvania’s absurd energy policies. The state rewards inefficient and unreliable wind and solar energy at the expense of superior sources such as the Cheswick Generating Station, whose September closure will kill jobs and increase families’ energy bills.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

CRT is the dialectic of suicide

Some things in this world go so beyond the pale that it becomes absurd to weigh and measure them upon the cool, dispassionate scales of reason. Critical race theory (CRT) is one. There are different definitions of CRT, most of which contain cute elisions. Sharif El-Mekki, CEO at the Center for Black Educator Development, offers a typical one. ‘Critical race theory is a legal framework,’ he says.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

To anti-capitalists, climate change activism is just a pretext for a planned economy

Many so-called climate change activists are not really concerned about the climate and the environment. No, for them, these are merely instruments in the fight against capitalism. Examine the standard work of anti-capitalist climate change activists, and you will quickly see what I mean. Naomi Klein, the popular critic of capitalism and globalization, admits that she initially had no particular interest in the issues surrounding and related to climate change.