Money and politics are interchangeable; a sentiment coming more and more true with every passing election. It's not pretty. Usually its downright infuriating. But it's true. He or she that can raise the most dollar bills, and insert that pile of cash into their campaign has a great chance of buying any given election.
Facebook announced the acquisition of the popular text service WhatsApp for the bargain price of $19 billion dollars in a deal that seemed to catch everyone off guard. While many Americans have never heard of the company, WhatsApp is hugely popular outside of the United States and it is not surprising that Facebook is trying to expand their market share into areas outside of America.
Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By John Paul Rollert
|09/17/14||If Greed Is Good, Why Is Insider Trading Bad?||theatlantic.com|
|Last week’s sentencing of Mathew Martoma for insider trading may signal the end of the SEC’s efforts to bring down his former boss, Steven A. Cohen, but it will almost certainly guarantee another round of debate over the legal regime that has sent Martoma behind bars for the next nine years.
Like other laws that attempt to maintain a spirit of equity, insider trading is a legal distinction that rests on a moral misgiving. It identifies a way of gaining information for a financial transaction that seems (there is no bette...|
Joh Paul Rollert News & Opinion Articles
|Thu Jan 22, 2015 | politico.com|
You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in effect the two are in the...
|Fri Oct 31, 2014 | newyorker.com|
When Tim Cook, the C.E.O. of Apple, acknowledged on Thursday that he is gay, Apple’s board of directors, business partners, and competitors quickly came forward to praise...
|Thu Oct 30, 2014 | newyorker.com|
On Thursday morning, the head of one of the world’s most admired companies, Tim Cook, of Apple, announced that he is gay. Although not entirely a surprise, Cook had guarded...
|Thu Oct 30, 2014 | theverge.com|
In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker, a steady accretion of reporting has suggested...