CEOs give Trump a Thumping ‘F’ on Covid and China.

https://som.yale.edu/news/2020/09/ceo-caucus-survey-business-leaders-fault-trump-administration-on-covid-and-china

For those who put great faith in the sagacity of successful corporate leaders lets see you spin away this recent informal poll of about 300 attendees at this prestigious conference.

10 thoughts on “CEOs give Trump a Thumping ‘F’ on Covid and China.

        1. What makes you think these CEO’s went to school to be a CEO. This was a meeting of already successful leaders who met at Yale. It may be that the conference had some good leadership info. Remember that many people who start business through innovation and hard work are sometimes replaced because they cannot run a big company. Different skill sets.

          And what makes you think that some of them did not start or at least build their companies.

          Gates, Jobs, Bezos, and a slew of other started in their garages or dorm rooms and became CEO’s. But they also surrounded themselves with good leaders so they could do what they did best: innovate.

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    1. “It would be hard to imagine a group whose opinion I value less.”

      Huh?

      These are the people that you champion all the time – leaders and achievers in that free market that could solve all of our problems if only government would stand aside.

      Oh wait, you saw the word “Yale” and that was enough to earn your disdain. Uppity elitists! Maybe you are not aware but those Ivy League business schools are bastions of capitalism. Always have been.

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    2. RE: “It would be hard to imagine a group whose opinion I value less.”

      I dunno. I’m happy to assume the participants were smart people. But a consensus of smart people is meaningless on its face.

      When will they ever learn?

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  1. “But a consensus of smart people is meaningless on its face.”

    Is a consensus of truly dumb people to be preferred. It seems to me to be somewhat odd to tout the powers of the free market while at the same time grandly dismissing (“When will they ever learn?”) the consensus views of successful leaders in that free market as “meaningless.”

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    1. RE: “It seems to me to be somewhat odd to tout the powers of the free market while at the same time grandly dismissing (“When will they ever learn?”) the consensus views of successful leaders in that free market as ‘meaningless.'”

      Maybe it seems odd to you because you are thinking in an odd way.

      There once was a consensus that the Sun orbited the Earth. It was wrong, but it shows how disconnected consensus thinking can be from reality.

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      1. You are confusing matters of fact with matters of opinion. Whether the earth revolves around the sun or the sun the earth is a matter of fact. It does not matter what people think. Eventually the truth will out.

        Whether Donald Trump is a miserable failure or a glowing success is a matter of opinion. There it DOES matter what people think. Especially people who – up until now – you took to be paragons of clear thinking who would guide the free market to solve all things. You do not have to agree with these CEOs. I know that nothing will shake your faith in Dear Leader. But dismissing their opinions as “meaningless” is a bit much.

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        1. The blog equivalent of sticking fingers in both ears and yelling, I would think.

          Time again to blow a hole in the idea that Trump has been the architect of the “greatest economy in history”.

          Except for a short lived bump after the tax cuts, the economic graph has been on a similar trajectory that was handed the regime in 2017. In fact the GDP growth never did reach what Obama presided over, especially in his second term. Nor hiring numbers. In fact manufacturing production went down in the last quarter of 2919.

          And all this at a cost of a trillion dollar deficit and inflexible interest rates near zero.

          Biden can, and will, do better. Businesses know a con when they see this administration. Yes the major players got really rich, but they also know we have bills to pay. And the security of the country the business leaders thrive in has to function as a successful industrial nation and not as an oligarchy that throws slogans and bread crumbs to the faithful.

          IMHO

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