This unadulterated episode of 8RD+ Versustakes features the Dutch-based EUR 53.3 billion revenue conglomerate Unilever in the world of FATTY ACIDS. As a theoretical framework we are probing the subjects of asymmetric information, impression management, planned obsolescence, and of course my favorite term FRAGILITY. In laymen terms, we are talking about who controls the markets […]
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The time is due for another 8RD+ lecture, and of course FRAGILITY is one of the topics here. But more than anything, I am trying to unveil the secrets of the forgotten links between BEVERAGE industry, SUGAR industry, PLASTIC industry, and PETROLEUM industry. Companies like DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) have both their […]
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Introduction. This article is essentially the second chapter in the series “In the Hands of a Few.” It is recommended, but not mandatory, to have first read the chapter on “Big Data Brother” to appreciate the terminology and examples. I also share some terminology with the previous blog post by 8RD+ (@ http://versustakes.co) although my topic is much different from it. And […]
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This time is different – this is a start that the reader might think Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff could begin with – and yes, this time the reader really faces a new writer instead of the Ultra High-Frequency Trading oriented academic behind the pen name 7/.V. In due arithmetic progression, let’s call me 8RD+, […]
Read more "Rock Steady but Fragile: Will Biohacking Sting Big Pharma to Death?"