This is going to be a mix of my daily and the links post. And I have two broad themes which dominate the links. First, there is the recent post-Facebook scandal market volatility. That has seen Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google follow Facebook down. And the question is what that means going forward. Second is the new Donald Trump, what I am calling 'Trump Unchained'. He is acting more boldly and more aggressively now. Early reactions have come in from trading partners and allies.
The Facebook scandal will blow over
My read here is that this scandal involving privacy at Facebook is much like many before it. The company's services are simply too important to too many people to think users will abandon the platform.
Moreover, Facebook is doing what all tech companies do now. It is pre-em...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.