How Historians Helped Convince Big Business Trump Was Dangerous
Historian Timothy Snyder recounts his role in a November 2020 presentation to business leaders about the authoritarian danger reflected in Trump's lies about the "stolen" election. Did a potential coup fail because CEOs thought it was bad for business? Or is there a change afoot in corporate citizenship?
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
A Major Business Ally Called for Trump’s Removal. It’s also a Problem for the GOP
by Jennifer Delton
The National Association of Manufacturers called for Trump's removal from office after January 6. The business lobbying group has faced controversies in the past ove the presence of John Birch Society members in its ranks.
SOURCE: The New Republic
The End of the Businessman President
by Kyle Edward Williams
Will Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic mark the end of the pernicious myths that the popular good is served by running government like a business, or that business executives have a talent for governing?
SOURCE: Smithsonian Magazine
The Coal Strike That Defined Theodore Roosevelt’s Presidency
by Susan Berfield
To put an end to the standoff, the future progressive champion sought the help of a titan of business: J.P. Morgan.
SOURCE: The New York Times
The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise.
SOURCE: Boston Globe
A Silver Lining for the Golden Arches in Black America
by Marcia Chatelain
McDonald’s has profited handily from its Black customers, while its presence in Black communities has led to a vexing set of circumstances for Black wealth and health.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Pandemic Will Change American Retail Forever
Since the end of Prohibition, American restaurants have experienced a golden age. The coronavirus crisis has brought that era to a close.
SOURCE: Washington Post
CEOs Email You Heartfelt Coronavirus Messages, While Still Prioritizing the Bottom Line
by Andrew Lynn
Over 100 years, a tactic first designed to keep workers happy morphed into a marketing strategy.
SOURCE: New York Times
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.
As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage.
Amazon Suspends All Warehouse Shipments Except Medical Supplies and ‘High-Demand’ Products
This temporary suspension of shipments by third-party sellers will go through April 5.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Why historians are fighting to save Thomas Cook’s enormous archive
by Stephanie Decker
With this 178-year-old firm, its heritage is about to be lost and a number of business historians – myself included – are fighting to save it.
SOURCE: NY Times
New York Needs Amazon
by Kenneth T. Jackson
History is clear: A city that rejects economic opportunity will lose its status as the center of the business world.
US Taxpayers Have Been Funding Big Business’s Wars for 233 Years
by Barbara G. Ellis
US corporations have exploited national pride to reap huge profits from taxpayer-funded wars.
Dean of Harvard Business School says historians need to start writing more biographies of business leaders
by Nitin Nohria
He believes this would help set a norm of better behavior for them.
Understanding Disruption: Insights From The History Of Business
by Steve Denning
"Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and that economies react to them in predictable phases.”
SOURCE: The New Yorker
What the gospel of innovation gets wrong
by Jill Lepore
The Disruption Machine
Are Republicans and Business on the Rocks?
by Stephen Mihm
The break between the GOP and the business community is literally unprecedented.
NASA's History of Organizational Problems
by Robert Huddleston
Editor's Note: On the tenth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia re-entry disaster, Robert Huddleston, a NASA engineer in the 1960s, explains how NASA's top-heavy, mixture-of-public-and-private culture, so problematic during the shuttle program and a contributing factor to both the Columbia and Challenger disasters, dates back to the beginning of the agency.Related LinksHNN Hot Topics: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster NASA brass meet with President Kennedy in 1961. Photo via Wiki Commons.
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