The Trump Organization’s Bad Business
This week, the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer were charged with fraud and tax related crimes by the Manhattan District Attorney as a result of a years-long investigation. In light of these new charges, Sam revisits his conversation from last fall with Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the WNYC & ProPublica podcast Trump, Inc. They talk about Trump’s business operations, debts, and how the biggest lesson from both is “we pay, he wins.” If you’re looking for codes for other games, we have a ton of them in our Roblox Game Codes post!
But that would be putting an Alfred Newman score to a Bertolt Brecht screenplay. Beneath its adventurous surface, Sedgwick’s account is of hair-raising, ethics-free capitalism. A more discouraging word in American English than “infrastructure” would be hard to find. And yet it’s one not seldom but often heard; to be home on the range, we have to get from the range to home, and using “infrastructure” of some sort, whether steel rails or asphalt road, is how we do that.
The great Frederick Law Olmsted was once asked by one of the railroad companies to design a plan for Tacoma, Washington, only to have it rejected as unduly curvilinear, lacking business-friendly corner lots. Two companies set out to build the second transcontinental railroad, with thousands of workers and minimal planning. Manufacturers defend sourcing from overseas as the only way to compete with inexpensive, high-quality imports. They say that moving to cheap-labor countries like Mexico, Taiwan, and Malaysia for export back to the United States is allowing U.S. industry to regain its world standing.
Korea denies copyright protection to software, semiconductors, or foreign works. Other countries require an importer of technology to license local companies to use that same technology for modest fees. Many offer U.S. manufacturers incentives to bring their technology with them. Malaysia has stepped up its efforts to get companies to invest in research, and Ireland has been encouraging foreign businesses to boost their product development efforts there.
Fujitsu, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, NEC, Toshiba—all have assembly or manufacturing facilities in America. Bad Business is an extremely challenging top-down tactical shooter game where Mr. Bunny Rabbit, a hitman for the Mob, has been tasked to neutralize the rival Gang. A hard task for any organization, an impossible task for a hitman.