I don’t see how Il Dupe controls the population inexpensively without the companies that decided to kiss his ring the other day.
Why presume Cheeto tuchus now somehow means he won’t hurt your company? Perhaps they should send their cross-platform invite to Chris Christie while they’re at it.
Why presume the value of the market and currency will somehow be supported by his regime taking over (though Russian interference and electors haven’t met why presume for sure he’ll take over? Why not support public inquiry into Russian hacking? Technical stuff too complicated for tech CEOs? They gave him an implied endorsement via this appearance timed when it was.
Dave Pell recently outlined the shareholder pain but not the moral quandry or benefit (or political benefit) of taking a stand.
Putin got a whole lot of bang for his hacking buck. If they collectively decided to not go, who do you think the market would choose?
My instinct at this point is that you disarm manipulation best with what is inalienable. It is what can’t be bought and sold.
None of these CEOs and COOs who took off all their fleece vests and travelled to a sudden demand meeting with Thiel’s latest angel investment has been willing yet to make the public stand others who work in the industry and sometimes for them have. You can too