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  • But Brussels found the Chinese were highly effective at dividing EU countries with threats of trade retaliation, for example against European wine exports.

  • “On the face of it,” said Welch, “shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers, and your products. Managers and investors should not set share-price increases as their overarching goal. … Short-term profits should be allied with an increase in the long-term value of a company.” 
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    IBM and HP (my go-to examples lately) are failing to recognize that a big part of their business has become a commodity.  Calling it a low margin business and selling it off ignores the basic need for these companies to evolve and make serious changes to their business models

  • The question is whether it’s a winning game, and if so for whom. It isn’t a winning game for progressives. We only win when debate is specific, honest and brave. The TPP debate is like those we have every day over government. The more abstract the terms, the harder it is for us to win. If we find ourselves debating ‘government’ or ‘bureaucracy,’ we lose. If we talk Medicare or Social Security, we win. We even win on foreign aid but only when armed with the facts.

  • Whatever makes Google a “key member of the Defense Industrial Base,” it is not recruitment campaigns pushed out through Google AdWords or soldiers checking their Gmail.

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    The US government does not believe their actions are easily defensible if known to the public so prosecutors aggressively campaign to keep it totally secret.

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