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dictatorship mentality - Ilya Shlyakhter (notestaff) - letters to editors
January 13th, 2017
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dictatorship mentality
The Republicans vs. Obamacare

I doubt that companies “were afraid to speak out” merely because “they feared that Mr. Trump would attack them on Twitter.” Unlike Donald Trump, companies don’t have fragile egos that can be damaged by a tweet. They might lose some customers, but probably not a decisive number.

More likely, the companies are afraid that Mr. Trump will mark them for revenge, and use presidential powers to exact it. They may also fear that business partners will shun a company at odds with Mr. Trump.

Such thinking is common in dictatorships. Is that where we’re headed?

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