TL;DR: France’s Carbon Tax Revolution, Investing In Vice Or Virtue, And Robocopping Robocalls Here’s what you need to know… Those pushing for a Green New Deal here at home should be careful what they wish for – just look at what’s been happening in France. On November 17, 282,000 protesters showed up in high-visibility yellow vests in Paris to protest the government’s recent carbon tax, which has been followed...

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Driving Into The Future, No Bad Attitudes Allowed, And Cold As (Slurpee) Ice Here’s what you need to know… This Thanksgiving will see the most Americans traveling since 2005, and of those, nearly 48.5 million Americans will be hitting the road in their vehicles to be with family and friends. With the recent advances in automobile technology, it’s not farfetched to envision many Americans unplugging their self-driving...

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The Shutdown Windfall, Fact Advocacy, And How Not To Win Friends And Influence People Here’s what you need to know… The midterm elections have come and gone, leaving a brand-new Congress in their wake. January will see Democrats, fueled by a passionate core of liberals, take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans expand their Senate majority. If the past two years seemed rigidly partisan, the next two...

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116th Congress: Most Partisan in History   Gridlock or Compromise? Jeff Berkowitz, CEO, Delve Noe Garcia, EVP, The Signal Group With all the ballots cast in the midterm election and most of the results finalized, it’s important to examine what this election means, what to expect from a new Democratic majority in the House, and what relationship will develop between House Democrats, Senate Republicans, and the Republican White...

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The Midterms And Your Organization’s Risk, Tipping The Balance, And PolitiFarce Here’s what you need to know… As election day approaches, the question remains if the country will be overtaken by the blue wave or if the red wall will be big enough to stop it. Regardless of the outcome, however, companies and organizations will need to navigate and influence the post-election environment to their advantage. Here is...

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Making Sense Of USMCA, Boardroom Shakeup, And Better Late Than Never Here’s what you need to know… Last week, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced an agreement on NAFTA 2.0, which will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Even though the announcement of this agreement has been overshadowed by other machinations in Washington, this new trade agreement and its details will have a long-term...

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California Keeps It 100, Copyright Or Wrong, And It’s Crypt-On Here’s what you need to know… Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, the country’s most aggressive, and somewhat controversial, climate bill. SB 100 mandates that the Golden State generate 100% of its energy from emissions-free sources by 2045. Along with this bill, Governor Brown also signed an executive order for the...

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The Business About Boycotts, Read Hearing, And The Greatest Show On Astroturf Here’s what you need to know… Football is back, and that means more than simply trash talking friends’ fantasy football teams. Nike unveiled an ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who has become a divisive figure after kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest in 2016. The ad campaign sparked an uproar,...

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