Daily Column – 24th April 2022

The final episode of Pachinko, the TV adaptation of Min-Jin Lee’s bestselling novel, will air on Apple TV+ on Friday. The multigenerational story of a Korean family who immigrates to Japan during Japanese colonial authority has already caused this Morning Brew writer cry four times. Soo Hugh, the showrunner, executive producer, writer, and creator of … Read more

Daily Column – 23rd aPRIL 2022

Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, the EU has paid more than $37 billion for Russian energy imports, with Germany accounting for a large portion of it. While pressure is building on the country to stop funding Putin’s war activities with energy purchases, leaders there argue that the economic cost is simply too high. … Read more

Daily Column – 22nd April 2022

Disney’s capacity to effectively self-govern its theme park has been revoked by a statute passed by Florida’s GOP-controlled legislature. The law will now be sent to Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk, where he is likely to approve it, effectively ending Florida and Disney’s long-standing Timon and Pumbaa bond. The decision is largely perceived as payback for … Read more

Daily Column – 21st April 2022

In a new Netflix show called Is It Cake?, professional bakers challenge celebrity judges to decide if it’s cake or not. But a more pertinent question for Netflix would be: Is it toast? Yesterday, the streaming service’s shares plummeted 35%, wiping away $54 billion in market value and marking the company’s worst trading day since … Read more

Daily Column – 20th April 2022

It’s been more than 36 hours since a Florida court invalidated the CDC’s federal mask mandate for transportation, and Americans are still trying to figure out what it means. What you should know is this: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said that it would no longer enforce the mandate on public transportation and airlines just … Read more

Daily Column – 19th April 2022

Putting your finger in a car door isn’t going to hurt as bad as the shortfall in EV batteries is going to do. During a tour of Rivian’s plant in Illinois last week, CEO RJ Scaringe told reporters this: The recent semiconductor shortage that has been hurting the auto industry is just a “taste” of … Read more

Daily Column – 17th April 2022

Ray Dalio is also the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. He is a history fan, too. In this video, Dalio talks about how empires rise and fall in a certain way called the Big Cycle. He thinks that China will soon overtake the United States and become the world’s most powerful … Read more

Daily Column – 16th April 2022

Twitter put in place a “poison pill” plan yesterday to stop Elon Musk from taking over the company. The goal of the “shareholder rights plan,” as it’s called, is to make it look like a millionaire would buy Twitter. New York Times: A securities expert told the paper that “even for him, it would be … Read more

Daily Column – 14th April 2022

It could stop billions of dollars in trade and weaken already fragile supply chains if freight traffic slows down on a key logistics route. The protest isn’t in Canada, China, or the Suez Canal. They’ve been blocking the US–Mexico border crossings since Monday in protest of a new inspection programme that Texas Governor Greg Abbott … Read more