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

Daily Column – 13th April 2022

It’s not like Liza Minnelli and inflation have ever been this high if you’re 41 or younger. Consumer prices in the United States rose by 8.5% in March, the fastest rate since 1981. From the Labor Department report, here are a few of the things we learned: Gas prices rose by 48%, which accounted for … Read more

Daily Column – 12th April 2022

Tom Brady started a new thing, and now people do it all the time. No, not “having a bad haircut and becoming famous anyway.” Instead, he was forced to retire. Following in the footsteps of No. 12, many retirees in the U.S. are calling for a return to work for those who left too early. … Read more

Daily Column – 11th April 2022

People in France are voting for a new president, and that could cause even more chaos across Europe. Macron, the current president, and Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, are going to face off in a second election in two weeks after a close first round of votes yesterday. It looked like Macron got 28.1 … Read more

Daily Column – 10th April 2022

She is known as Katie Gatti, or “Money with Katie,” and she joined Morning Brew in January. #RichGirls around the world can get their hands on newsletters, podcast episodes, and Instagram posts from her. During a Zoom call, we talked to Katie and her cat, who loves them. We talked about how stressful it was … Read more

Daily Column – 9th April 2022

Shanghai, a city of 25 million people, will spend another Saturday in lockdown. They’ve been there for more than a week. They aren’t happy. Because the pandemic is more than two years old and effective vaccines are widely available, the extended lockdown is straining residents’ patience with their government’s extreme “Zero Covid” approach. This is … Read more