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Four Comments in the Wake of the Lebanese Disaster

1- The Lebanese regime is no longer merely one of “plunder”, “cronyism”, “sectarianism”, or the other familiar descriptions. After the latest disaster, it has become a regime hostile to nature itself. It has become an unrestrained monster.

Samsung Faces a Darwinian Moment

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is often misunderstood to posit that only the strong survive. With Covid-19 decimating the global economy and crimping consumer spending power, Samsung Electronics Co.

Even Covid Can’t Justify $18.5 Billion Telehealth Deal

Not all deals are worth the risk. And yet, many management teams can’t resist the temptation to try building larger empires through big, pricey acquisitions — even ones that might lead them off track.