Archive for July 2020

For Kamala Harris Her Time Will Likely Soon Arrive

For Kamala Harris Her Time Will Likely Soon Arrive
Next week will see former Vice-President Joe Biden announce his running mate for the 2020 Presidential Election. What we do know for sure is that Biden's VP candidate will be a woman. This decision is certainly an astute one, as it truly was women who decided the 2018 mid-term elections, and it's likely will again in November. So who will it be? Will "suburban moms" be the swing vote bloc that most influences the 2020 election? If so, who does Biden go with in order to reach them?...

Amazon to Remain Dominant Even as New E-Commerce Giants Grow

Amazon to Remain Dominant Even as New E-Commerce Giants Grow
As Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is set to appear for an antitrust hearing before the United States Congress on Wednesday it's symbolic of the emerging e-commerce hegemony. Bezos, 56, is projected by some market evaluation tools and metrics to become the world's first trillionaire sometime in 2026. With a current net worth estimated at $156 billion, if Bezos was his own country, he'd currently be the 169th richest nation on Earth. Yes, this is one man and his unfathomable wealth, at a time when the greater economy itself is plunging into freefall...

2020 MLB Season Defined by Individuals Taking Personal Reponsibility

2020 MLB Season Defined by Individuals Taking Personal Reponsibility

On Monday, Chicago Cubs Manager David Ross and five other Tier 1 individuals within the club were forced to miss the morning workout. The cause was inconclusive COVID-19 testing, and the delay in getting results meant they had to sit the session out.

“We’ve decided to do the prudent thing so myself and the five others will not attend this morning’s workout,” said Ross. “Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity.  Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.” 

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Entertainment Industry Struggles Amid Pandemic are Complicated

Entertainment Industry Struggles Amid Pandemic are Complicated

COVID-19 has hit a lot of different sectors of the economy hard, for many different reasons, but perhaps none is as complicated as the entertainment industry. Basically, if it's something you had to go buy a ticket to, with long advance notice, it just isn't happening in 2020.

The "event economy" or "fun sector" is basically wiped out for the time being. However, it doesn't mean that it's overall bearish for the entertainment sector until we pull ourselves out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The so-called "stay at home" economy is thriving, as this is now a great time for subscription streaming services. "Netflix and chill, anyone?"

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New Documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble Arrives at Perfect Time

New Documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble Arrives at Perfect Time
At almost every pivotal moment, in the last century of the struggle for civil rights, Rep. John Lewis was there. Rest in Power to a giant among men. This past Fourth of July weekend, as we all reflected on the beginning of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, and the ideals upon which the document was written, "John Lewis: Good Trouble" arrived at the Music Box Theatre virtual cinema. The belief that "all men are created equal," penned by Thomas Jefferson on the parchment signed by the Founding Fathers on July 4th, 1776, is more theory than practice today. As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to gain momentum, it also spotlights the egregious disparities than exist within our society. Thus, Dawn Porter's documentary spotlighting the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia is more timely than ever. ...