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DDIntel - Musk, Trump Dystopia, and Global Narratives

DDIntel - Musk, Trump Dystopia, and Global Narratives
By DataDrivenInvestor • Issue #57 • View online

Elon Musk fired left and right after being forced to buy Twitter on October 27 this year, removing several top executives on the first day and then firing nearly 50% of the total Twitter “population.” He almost appears to be irritated that he was forced to sign the previous agreement. That’s why he’s now going full dictator on Twitter, changing the company’s structure and laying off employees left and right. He even completely disbanded the company’s R&D department. He is now attempting to implement a “Blue check” policy, under which Twitter users will be charged $8 per month for the “privilege” of using the previously free platform.
This is Elon’s strategy for turning the company profitable: laying off 50% of the workforce and charging Twitter users $8 per month. He may be successful in making Twitter more profitable, but he has certainly lost the people’s favor after revealing his true face and going full dictator mode.
On a different note, the US midterm elections are still ongoing, with Democrats leading the Senate by one seat and Republicans leading the House by nine (at the time of this writing). The House is almost certain to be Republican-led, which will greatly benefit Trump and his supporters. During the Covid19 crisis, Trump’s America appeared to be a dystopia, with the former president telling people that drinking bleach would get you rid of the disease - which actually put people in danger and hurt some of his supporters. Then there was the attack on the capitol on January 6, last year, which killed five people and injured dozens more.
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Now let’s get into DataDrivenInvestor’s top articles for last week. 
“Blue Check” Business Model will Fail
Elon Musk Here is My Explanation of Why the “Blue Check” Business Model is Bound to Fail | by Christian Soschner | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
The Path to Trump Dystopia
How Economic Arrogance Destroyed The Working Class, The Middle Class And The American Dream | by Vic Napier | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
Our Increasingly Lonely Lives
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Alternative Investments 101
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Lean Operations
4 Simple Elements of Lean Operations Strategy | by Thomas Vato | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
3 Crucial Money Rules
3 Crucial Money Rules I’ll Follow Until I Die To Live Financially Stress-Free | by Desiree Peralta | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
6 Golden Rules
6 Golden Rules For Loving Your Job | by Gil Mahesh | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
Bet on Quantum Computing
To Bet or Not to Bet on Quantum Computing? | by Ela Hunter | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
A Strong Dollar Hurts Europe
How A Strong Dollar Hurts Europe And Emerging Markets | by Simon Constable | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
Institutions and Crypto
Institutions Will Buy Crypto Once This One Thing Changes | by Mark Helfman | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
Owning The Narrative
Whoever Owns The Narrative Controls The World | by Miyah Byrd | Nov, 2022 | DataDrivenInvestor
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