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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by GoodForAnother, Nov 6, 2020.
Not just him
Aren’t those quotes antithetic? Is he arguing with himself?
wtf ..this isn’t good
The Democratic alarm further spiked two days later, when Univision advertising representatives told the Biden campaign that spots already purchased to run during the Trump interview in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida had been canceled — owing to a heretofore unannounced policy about opposition advertising in single-candidate interviews.
Kind of wild. I remember reading about Gamergate on deadspin or gawker and going down some wormholes wondering wtf was going on
Bananas that domino led to all of us being in gulags in Jan of 25
wear do i get this $6000 check joe rogan keeps telling me about on my youtube advertisements
Business school should be banned. It has no empirical basis and no social utility except as ideological priming capitalists
I randomly saw some old 2015 study in my feed yesterday about Halo 3 that directly correlated how shitty males were at the game with how shitty they were to females playing the game. The worse you were, the bigger pig you were. I doubt there’s anything special about the Halo 3 population over other males of Halo-playing age, it explains a lot.
How else can simpletons learn debits=credits
Is this the part where I take this personally and start screaming at you like a child?
sounds like someone needs a SWOT analysis to the face
Identify my synergies and leverage them to pivot to a new paradigm daddy
Sounds like someone just doesn't understand business
but then I can't talk about EBITDA with my friends
no thank you
I remember dalllasdawg telling me I didn't know business in some thread years ago and it still makes me laugh thinking about it.
It's almost like knowing "business" is really just knowing the best ways to avoid paying taxes.
Knowing business is just doing ethically questionable shit.
In his defense, he was born into privilege
knowing business is ruining other people’s lives in order to enrich yourself
That's the #1 rule of business school. Be born into wealth
Business Ethics must be akin to Public
Speaking classes in terms of being a joke.
Sadly, they passed questionable a few exits ago. I think the term you're looking for is reprehensible
All time dummy who got way too many passes around here for years.
I don't think a business degree makes people inherently shitty. They would just get another degree and do shitty things in business.
Every student upon leaving that class:
This is the real explanation for the back in office push
Very similar to college football coaches. These people are psychos
Saw some executive, I think with some hedge fund, claim the WFH culture was a cause for the layoffs we've seen recently. Basically we don't have personnel water cooler culture anymore so it was easy for Mr Executive to just fire 2000 people over zoom.
I laughed. Yeah, we never had layoffs before now
Work from home does make it easier for them to be heartless cowards.
It’s what dblplay1212 would do (no offense bud, needed to turn a phrase).
My first lecture in business class, the professor said the first priority of any business leader is to increase shareholder value. Everything else you learn feeds into that overarching objective. So yeah, that does lead to some shitty things.
This just feels like republicans crying about some random professor being liberal indoctrination
It's going great here folks
Maybe everyone shouldn't be able to vote.
Chapo talked so much in early eps how the majority of the electorate is thinking of the dumbest person you know then multiple that stupidity by ten.
In the name of climate emergency we have to nationalize these assholes. Fuck this whole system.
That’s fucking disgusting
Including Barbados in this is fun as there are Exxon execs whose permanent residence is there.
what other option do you have?
god damn Biden
….best not miss
A black republican is calling someone a traitor to his race?
Well alright then.
Why are so many people so down on Biden’s economy?
My answer, and a proposal for what Biden must do
A few days ago, I had a long talk with my old friend Jared Bernstein, who chairs Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers. Jared worked for me 30 years ago at the Labor Department, and, as I reminded him, his career has been on a downward trajectory ever since.
The Council of Economic Advisers is now preparing its annual Economic Report of the President, so it seemed an especially good time to ask Jared for his take on the weirdest thing about today’s economy, which is rattling Democratic politics to the bone: The gap between the data showing a good economy and the public’s perception that the economy stinks.
Consider: The economy grew 4.9 percent over the last quarter. Unemployment has been under 4 percent for the last 21 months. Median household wealth has grown by 37% since the pandemic. Wages have been growing faster at the bottom of the economy than at the top. And inflation is way down from where it was a year ago. The Consumer Price Index slowed to 3.2 percent last month on a year-over-year basis, after peaking at just above 9 percent on an overall basis in the summer of 2022.
The economic data is about as good as it gets.
And yet the American public doesn’t see it this way. To the contrary, in the recent Times-Siena College poll, only 2 percent of Americans said the economy is excellent. Just 19 percent think it’s even good. Over 80 percent say it’s fair to poor. Other polls show much the same, or worse.
How to explain this discrepancy? Some economists, such as Paul Krugman, think the public is being irrational. But that’s no answer. The public can’t be irrational about its perceptions. The more Joe Biden tells Americans how great Bidenomics is, the more people report that Biden is “out of touch.”
Jared’s answer is more nuanced. He thinks questions about the economy are really understood by the public as questions about the state of the nation and the world, which most people find deeply worrisome. After all, the past few years have featured the deaths of more than a million Americans from COVID, the attack on the Capitol, double-digit inflation, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, climate-induced floods, hurricanes, and wildfires, and now a horrific war in Israel. Most people are still deeply rattled.
Jared could be right, but I think he’s missing something else. Just as people don’t think about the economy in isolation, they also don’t think of the “economy” in absolute terms. They think about it in relative terms — relative to where it used to be, relative to where they think it should be.
Americans instinctively compare the economy they’re living in to the one their parents or grandparents lived in — one in which the middle class was growing, almost everyone was doing better than before, and housing was affordable.
Many of the young people I know are stressed by the high costs of housing and home repairs, child care, cars and car repairs, and health care. They don’t view the current economy as terrific.
In fact, compared to the economy of the 1960s, the current economy is hardly terrific. If you lack a four-year college degree, it’s even worse. This is especially the case in so-called “battleground” states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — places that 50 years ago provided millions of high-paying union jobs but are now economic backwaters.
Take a look at the following chart, which shows the share of battleground state voters who trust Biden to do a better job on the economy than Trump, and you see what I mean. For example, note that less than a third of the white working class with no college education trusts Biden to do a better job on the economy than Trump.
Why do they trust Trump to do a better job on the economy than Biden? Because they remember Trump loudly (and hypocritically) “fighting” for them — condemning the Chinese and other exporters to America, lashing out at Mexico and NAFTA, criticizing Europe for “taking advantage” of us, and going after “coastal elites” and the “deep state” for rigging the economy against average working people. (I say “hypocritically” because Trump was in fact the champion of the billionaire class, giving them the biggest tax cut they’ve ever had.)
In other words, it’s not that Trump did a better job on the economy than Biden. He didn’t. It’s that many people — especially working-class Americans in battleground states — had a sense he was fighting for them against their perceived “enemies.”
What does this suggest for Biden?
Biden should take on the CEOs of big corporations and Wall Street, which continue to be the real sources of wage suppression in America.
Biden has already walked a picket line and supported striking workers. He’s the most pro-worker and pro-labor president we’ve had in memory. And his administration is fighting corporate monopolies harder than any administration since the 1960s.
It would be a small and logical step for Biden to let loose on the denizens of the Street and C-suites who are demanding bigger profits and lower wages and are using corporate earnings to buy back shares of stock.
Biden is doing a good job on the economy, but that doesn’t matter if the public doesn’t believe it. For them to believe it, he has to show himself as a fighter.
What do you think?
Kasie needs to switch the H into a K in her last name
The economy isn't closely tethered to anything anymore. When the economy is in the shitter stocks are fine bc corporate welfare. The economy improves but its hard for people to tell bc corporations once again shit on everyone.
It would never get made but I think a Boondock Saints style movie about corporate shitheads would be amazing.
populism is popular on both sides. Biden would do better if he remained serious but rid himself of conventional decorum and not using his office to campaign.