“Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has become the third top business leader to step down from President Trump’s manufacturing council on Monday.
He follows the chiefs of Merck (MRK) and Under Armour (UA), who announced their decisions earlier Monday amid the fallout over Trump’s response to violence over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.”
See Intel CEO is the latest to leave Trump’s manufacturing councilIn the beginning, Intel wasn’t a bad company, but when they tied their wagon to M$’s to form the Wintel monopoly they certainly left the fold of humanity. At their low point in morality they paid folks not to buy competitor AMD’s products. This week they have partially redeemed themselves by speaking and acting out against the insanity of Trumpism.
Trump’s talk of lowering taxes and regulation should be good for businesses like Intel but when the package is wrapped up in incompetent management of government, both executive and legislative, blatant inhumanity and the face of a POTUS utterly incapable of moral behaviour, the potential benefit clearly does not match the real harm done to USA, the world and humanity. Businesses do understand that there’s no free lunch and there is a cost of having a government to regulate chaos. Unfortunately, Trumpism doesn’t balance budgets and its benefits are not obtainable by the force of the will of a tyrant.
I’m still not inclined to pay monopolistic prices for CPUs even if they are the best on the market. I’d rather have inferior equipment at reasonable prices and I don’t have any use for silicon hair-driers. Intel can choose to do the right thing from now on but they can’t undo history. They can fight Trumpism because it is the right thing to do and it’s not too late to be a positive influence on the world going forward. The solution to a lot of problems comes when people realize they are not alone and Trumpism can be defeated simply by doing your job to the best of your ability.