At the age of 77, former NBA Commissioner David Stern has passed away, according to the National Basketball Association, following a brain hemorrhage he suffered in December.
After adding up the expensive externalities and the social cost, cheap stuff from China does not look as affordable as it does on the store shelf or the online cart.
By attempting to appease China’s Communist dictatorship, Bob Iger directly contradicted the history of the company’s founder. Walt Disney loudly and vocally opposed Communism.
Barkley said Daryl Morey was wrong to speak out in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong because it might hurt the NBA’s bottom line.
Senator Josh Hawley gave a full-throated and much needed condemnation of American corporations that continue to bend the knee to Beijing on the Senate floor.
The longer businesses in the West remain wedded to Chinese profits and Chinese money, the stronger the Chinese Communist Party will grow, at our long-term expense.
Western companies are walking a very thin line between losing access to the Chinese market and losing their customer base everywhere else — and this can’t last forever.
The NBA’s embrace of Chinese censorship is understandably drawing comparisons to the NFL’s debacle with Colin Kaepernick, but such comparisons are unfair because what the NBA is doing is much worse for two reasons.
LeBron James says Daryl Morey ‘wasn’t educated on the situation at hand’ when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations. He’s wrong.
When a fourth of your population demands something, there is a serious consequence when nothing happens — when millions of law-abiding people feel their autonomy is at risk.
On this segment of “The Fray” on SiriusXM channel Patriot, Emily Jashinsky and Jon Schweppe discuss the concerns over China holding its economic power over U.S. institutions like the NBA.
The Hong Kong protesters are fighting for liberty, but major U.S. firms are siding with China’s authoritarian regime. That’s not okay.
“But people in China didn’t ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall,” Kerr said.
If we let the Chinese government set limits on what we can say or do, if we give up our freedom for a short-term financial gain, we will lose our ability to create the best products.
Free trade with communist nations will defeat every law we have. In a free market with an unfree nation, we have created a competition of systems, and bad systems will drive out good.
At a press conference in Japan, an NBA spokesperson said a reporter could not ask about the recent NBA fallout with China.
There’s no conflict between the NBA’s extreme wokeness and its craven response to Chinese authoritarianism. For the left, authoritarianism comes naturally.
Out of fear of financial backlash, U.S. businesses are quick to issue groveling apologies and fold to the demands of both Chinese consumers and the Chinese authorities.
‘It’s not unreasonable to expect American companies to put our fundamental democratic rights ahead of profit,’ members of Congress wrote.
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