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Wired (October 2)

2018/ 10/ 04 by jd in Global News

“The SEC’s ‘punishment’ of Elon Musk is exactly what Tesla needed.” Though these results were probably unintentional, the settlement will “shore up Tesla’s leadership structure, save Musk from himself, and put both the company and its leader on firmer footing.”


Reuters (November 30)

2016/ 12/ 01 by jd in Global News

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “needs to initiate a change in direction by releasing all caught up in the frenzy of collective punishment, dialing back on Turkey’s emergency laws and revising Turkey’s overbroad terrorism laws.” The witch-hunt has trampled too many basic rights rights. “Not long ago Turkey was on a path of commitment to protect those very rights and values. It’s not too late to return.”


Wall Street Journal (April 30)

2014/ 04/ 30 by jd in Global News

“It is good to push racism down when it rears up in such a public way.” By suspending the owner of the LA Clippers for life, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver handed out a harsh sentence to a tarnished Donald Sterling. “The widespread public revulsion over Donald Sterling’s truly stupid private remarks and the punishment imposed on him by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver show that holding racist views will cause you to be drummed out of the public sphere.”


Financial Times (April 15)

2014/ 04/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Putin’s insidious tactics in Ukraine” should convince EU leaders of the need to spell out the consequences of further incursion. “Russia’s Achilles heel throughout this crisis has been its economy. If Mr Putin persists in his attempt to destabilise Ukraine, European leaders need to be prepared to apply punishment – even if this means inflicting some pain on their own economies.”