Shorting Netflix – Will Netflix share the same fate as television, only faster?

Shorting Netflix – Will Netflix share the same fate as television, only faster?

As much as Netflix seems like a juggernaut now both in popular culture and in the business world, will it soon face the same fate as traditional TV? As everyone knows by now, traditional TV is in decline. There are several reasons for this. One being the linear scheduling model that has been the cornerstone of television programming for decades. Many people blame this alone for the reason that TV has declined as younger viewers…

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The Starbucks incident – An outlier, not a symptom of a larger problem.

The Starbucks incident – An outlier, not a symptom of a larger problem.

The incident at Starbucks and the company’s reaction to it got me thinking about how things in the media are often totally out of context. But before I go into that, I understand that race is a very sensitive subject, and I believe that racism does exist in this world and sadly it will probably always exist at some small level, as humans will always try to divide themselves or allow themselves to be divided….

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Amazon – Putting everyone out of business and paying zero taxes

Amazon – Putting everyone out of business and paying zero taxes

It was recently reported that Amazon paid no federal taxes in 2017. Currently Amazon is the 12th largest company in America, so the fact that they don’t pay taxes is a problem just on it’s face. But it points to a larger issue because of what Amazon has done to so many other businesses, which presumably did pay taxes. It’s not exactly news to say that Amazon has built it’s business by cannibalizing other businesses…

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