In an ideal world, politics and investing would be two circles in a Venn diagram that never touched. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The latest victim of politics? Social media companies, although the wound is self-inflicted. Starting with Twitter on Friday, the de-platforming of President Donald Trump has occurred with a rapid speed over the weekend including sites such as Instagram and Facebook as well.
For years, social media companies stated that they merely provided a platform, and that any speech on there was simply something outside their control, citing the First Amendment right of users. That is clearly no longer the case. Given the big drop in shares of Twitter following the news, it’s just possible that big tech may have also made a martyr out of Trump, whose term of office is up next Wednesday. The loss of the President and, likely his followers, may impact the earnings of social media companies for years to come… and that may weight on markets.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
Free Markets Beat Central Planning, Even for COVID-19 Tests and Vaccines –John H Cochrane, National Review
Let’s imagine that governments had not prohibited the free market. Private companies would have developed tests quickly and innovated to make them faster, better… [Read Here]
Work Before Rewards. –Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter
“Please pay me first, and then I will go to work.” Let’s say that to our bosses & see what happens.
We must remember that in “any marketing”. We have to do the work … first. And what is our work? Getting “yes” decisions, of course. The decision doesn’t have to be big. All we want to know is:
“Do you want to take advantage of what I have to offer, or do you want to keep your life the same?” And this decision is quick.
This is a simple decision for anyone to make.
January 12, 2020
A country cannot reach its potential when so many of its citizens are not reaching theirs.
Are you wasting time? Here’s the top 5:
- Checking email…over…and over.
- Watching TV.
- Not having a to-do list.
- Social media.
But what if we didn’t need more time…what if we just needed to make better use of the time we had?
The truth is that most of us are “leaking” time each day on things that really don’t matter. That’s a nice way of saying that at some point during the day, most people are wasting time.
Let’s work on killing the five most common time vampires sucking this precious resource from us! 😉
Here’s to a better YOU … and now … Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday. A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy. Enjoy!
Describing its beauty!!! Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
A taste of France in our own backyard…
January 12, 2019
Wasn’t yesterday fun?
Okay maybe not … Sure got your reaction, didn’t it?
Today it’s all about fun, excitement and emotion.
See what I meant? Yes, today was Challenge Day #6.
January 12, 2018
January 12, 2017
When downstairs to check the car. The battery charger did its thing, fully charging the battery. Disconnected the unit, closed the hood, put the key in the ignition, and walla … engine started easily, “electronics” reset, no warning messages across the display … we are “good-to-go!”
Took my wife to the LRT station just to make sure, returned home, faced the car out of the driveway [just to make sure] this time … then came inside to enjoy the rest of my day off. Will check the charge later to make sure it is still 100%. I think with the cold weather we have been having that a relay inside the “cold car” was not releasing … keeping the lights on and draining the battery. I’ll test this theory with my mechanic!
Time to check the markets, my email, and my social media accounts. Bye for now.
P.S.: My “Caddy” is not well. It’s acting very strangely … locking doors, popping open the truck, showing zero fuel … then three-quarters full, no heat … then indicating normal temperatures, battery low, then okay, security breach … ALL AT RANDOM … ALL VERY SPORADIC. Yes, my “baby” goes into the shop for a complete check up! CHA CHING!