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Part I: The Celebrity King

It only took three weeks for Joe Exotic’s name to sneak into one of Donald Trump’s coronavirus press briefings. Between the press conferences and Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, President Trump and Exotic have been the two most watched people this spring. It’s only natural they would eventually collide.

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As we look for rhyme and reason to the coronavirus, New York City’s outbreak puts the spotlight on population density as a seed factor. In part, widespread public transit gives an opportunity for the virus to spread, and a MIT paper claims it to be a “major disseminator”.

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I did not know it at the time, but right after college, I had a drinking problem. No, I was not an alcoholic.

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Living by conservative values, Chick-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy sought to keep his restaurant closed on Sundays beginning with his first week in business. This allowed Cathy and his staff to take a day off and an opportunity to worship if they wished. For 50 years, Cathy used his to teach Sunday school. While Cathy provided his services at church, an economic concept known as the scarcity principle was in work for Chick-Fil-A.

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It’s not even like Jeff Bezos hangs out in Sun Valley often, so he must not have been the one to bring the coronavirus into town. Bezos comes to central Idaho for business every July, but other than that, probably not much — he has four luxurious properties across the country to keep him occupied.

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There has been a mixed reaction on President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic with about half of Americans approving of how the President has handled the crisis. Six out of seven republicans support Trump while only one in five democrats commend the President’s actions.

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A few years ago, I found myself in an awkward position. For nearly two years, I worked an unpaid student internship with my college’s athletic department. Initially, it was awesome working various sporting events, but things started to grow old after a year as I was balancing two additional part-time jobs that compensated me.

One of the biggest decisions in life involves the choice to reproduce. Current total fertility rates are believed to be at an all-time low — 1.73 children birthed per woman in her lifetime — in the United States as the population is reproducing below replacement level — 2.0 children per woman.

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Historically, at the individual level, the ability to reproduce has been the most valuable asset you could have for the species. …

In the last quarter of 1989 Toyota found itself in an awkward situation. The company had just launched its Lexus line, debuting the LS400 model that September. By December, 8,000 cars had been sold and it seemed that Toyota actually had a chance to penetrate the United States’s luxury car market. Everything was going well until two drivers of LS400s reported a minor issue with their cruise control. …

David Holman

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