PR departments across Big Tech are buckling their seatbelts for negative election-year chatter. “The debate around the role of tech will continue to rise (hopefully not in shrillness) and reach a natural peak in the lead-up to the U.S. election,” says a new report from CB Insights, a firm that provides trend analysis to the tech industry. … [Read more...] about These are some of the PR disasters we can expect for Big Tech in 2020
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Oil prices lifted by statement from Saudi Arabia that production curbs led by OPEC and Russia will need to be extended into 2019. Furthermore, unexpected draw on US crude inventories as it fell 2.6 million barrels in the week to March 16, to 428.31 million barrels also strengthened the prices. … [Read more...] about Trade war batters global indices with US markets down 4% for the week; Nifty falls 2%, VIX at 15.25%
Six years ago, I wrote a short comedy piece for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency titled “Friedrich Nietzsche, Chain-Restaurant Bartender,” in which I imagined the adorably morose philosopher berating a hipster barfly for not becoming an Übermensch. (“I will pour you something strong now, to arouse your sleeping righteousness. You must face yourself!”) On the strength of that piece, I landed a book contract, which eventually resulted in How to Become an Intellectual , a tongue-in-cheek satire of intellectualism and cultural elitism. … [Read more...] about An Iranian Publisher Ripped Off My Satirical Nonfiction Book
That tailwind should be supported by a rise in domestic consumption as the farm loan waivers alleviate rural distress and on account of election spending in the first half of the year. To be sure, there’ll be a price to pay, but that payback will happen only later, long after the elections are over. Loan growth too has picked up and banks are in better shape. That should aid growth as interest rates come down or at the very least stabilise. There are signals that the investment cycle has turned, although the elections need to get out of the way before capex really takes off. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Economic outlook for 2019: Will the elephants in the room turn out to be mice?