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Kagro in the Morning - December 17, 2015

Martin Shkreli, Sheldon Adelson, David Waldman — who has demonstrated the highest ROI on their business model lately? 

David joins in on the Shkreli Schadenfreude, but adds much more. Is extractive greed the path to maximizing shareholder value, which is the cornerstone of good business? So, Martin Shkrelli, Boy-Genius-Entrepreneur has been arrested for securities fraud. You might remember him for raising a drug price 5000%, buying the world’s most expensive album, and other business dealings.

The journalists at The Las Vegas Review-Journal did not know exactly who they were working for. Now they know it’s Sheldon Adelson. David looks into what might have motivated him to buy the paper, the possible repercussions, and how the purchase was orchestrated.  

The editor in chief for the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune writes an editorial on the NRA, and was eventually fired for insubordination, although she was following procedures established over 3 decades. 

Ahead of open carry, Dallas officials urge residents to keep calm if they see handguns, and not to jump to hasty conclusions on “bad” or “good” guys. Now there is a move to make a crime out of deciding the threat of a person heading towards you with a gun.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:25am EST