Ran into this interesting piece. Apparently much of the growth in corporate profits since the turn of the Century has a result in lobbying rather than actually making and selling stuff.
First of all yet another take on defending what happened. The situation keeps getting worse for United since my post the other day.
I’ve been a transportation watcher most of my life, which is a long time now. So the recent United Airlines incident was especially appalling to me. Frankly at this point, I wonder if United will even survive the bad optics they created. Having screaming old men bleeding as they are dragged off an aircraft to not make for good optics.
Imagine if you are huge media conglomerate, say the one based in Australia, New Corp. You can see you revenue sources drying up from some of your media outlets due to the internet and you are at your wits end to change the trend. Lucky for you, you purchased the most respected business media outlet in the world and It’s fairly easy for you to weaponize that advantage so long a s you don’t really care about your outlet’s credibility. Apparently New Corp. is willing to sacrifice the Wall St Journal’s credibility on the altar of having to keep a dying business model on life support.
No Zombies in sight. The bridge seems to empty of zombies, the NY Times not withstanding.
They all represent hope, hope that somehow, some way they will get a chance to talk and maybe even have a working relationship. That’s because people are not machines or “assets.”
Thunderfoot has another Hyperloop video. I’ve posted about the Hyperloop before. I have a great deal of skepticism about the Hyperloop and even more on how the engineering seems to be progressing.