“I did not come here to guide lambs. I came here to awaken lions.” – Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president. If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a well crafted political cartoon might be worth 5,000 words or more. Courtesy of the Daily Torch at this link here are these select political cartoons by cartoonist A.F. Branco. Further in from the WND News Center at this link here are more cartoons by Branco and Al Goodwyn. All told, there are 16 cartoons. While these don’t necessarily represent the view of MHProNews, they are clever and capture a lot of ideas in a single image. It is fair to say that they are insightful and thought provoking. MHProNews will provide a brief commentary following the cartoons.
Who’s the real autocrat?
Al Goodwyn has Biden whispering the truth
A.F. Branco shows who’s advising Nikki Haley on war policy
By WND Comics
Published January 16, 2024 at 7:00pm
A.F. Branco shows former prez standing strong amid attacks
Published January 17, 2024 at 6:49pm
Al Goodwyn notes climate czar’s favorite mode of transportation
By WND Comics
Published January 15, 2024 at 7:23pm
Al Goodwyn shows plot of ‘Grapes of Wrath, Part 2’
By WND Comics
Published January 12, 2024 at 7:12pm
A.F. Branco notes national dangers caused by D.C. elite
By WND Comics
Published January 12, 2024 at 7:11pm
A.F. Branco recreates iconic photo to illustrate Biden reelection effort
By WND Comics
Published January 10, 2024 at 7:23pm
Al Goodwyn does the math to analogize federal government red ink
By WND Comics
Published January 10, 2024 at 7:22pm
A.F. Branco shows power structure at work in America
By WND Comics
Published January 8, 2024 at 6:50pm
A.F. Branco notes parting messages from 2023
By WND Comics
Published December 29, 2023 at 5:47pm
Part II – Additional Linked Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief
The quote you are referring to is “If something is going to affect your life, it is good to know as much about it as you can” by Donald Trump 1. This quote is a great reminder to stay informed and be aware of the things that impact our lives.”
That quotable quote is one of many reasons to periodically delve into the bigger picture that manufactured housing is operating in.
The 16 political cartoons by Branco and Goodwyn help illustrate seemingly complex realities. For details, facts and analysis on several of the issues raised by these cartoons, see the linked reports.
WEF – Davos – Globalism
Deception – Misdirection
Exposing Crony Capitalists-Rigged System
For those who wonder if the rigged system could be brought to heel, take heart. There are periodic examples of higher profile billionaires/con artists that are investigated, tried, and convicted.
With the big picture in place, the more manufactured housing specific picture can come into sharper focus.
The next time you see or message Andy Gedo, thank him for pointing out the importance of making comparisons between what is occurring in other industries and professions and our own. Or the next time you see Donald Trump, thank him for this relevant insight. In the case of the above, those big picture items are the landscape within which the manufactured housing industry obviously must operate. Given that some 70 percent of the country believes that the system is rigged, it is useful to understand some of the ways that the rigging of the system has occurred.
- Per Pew Research: “70% of Americans say U.S. economic system unfairly favors the powerful.” That was 1.9.2020.
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on June 17, 2015 — “Too many of them are now convinced that the system is somehow rigged, that the odds are stacked against them.”
- Approaching 30 years ago, former California Gov Jerry Brown (D) said that the system was rigged and he pointed his fingers at the wealthy, their corporate interests that some call the Establishment or Donor Class.
- A few years after Warren Buffett formerly entered the manufactured housing industry by buying Clayton Homes and other businesses, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Buffett effectively confirmed what Gov Brown (D) said by asserting that there was class warfare and that his class, the wealthy class was winning. A few years later, Buffett declared that his class had won the class wars. These are just factual recounting of statements and related evidence.
- So, when someone wonders why manufactured housing is underperforming a key part of the picture is simply this. The powers that be want the industry to underperform, at least for now.
“I think the decline of democracy is a mortal threat to the legitimacy and health of capitalism.”
—Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School 1
The rule of law and democracy are crucial to capital markets. A free market balanced by a democratically elected, transparent and capable government, and a strong civil society (“an inclusive regime”) yield stable growth rates and greater social welfare.2 Conversely, threats to democracy are threats to the private sector, which is why business leaders and institutional investors cannot afford to remain on the sidelines when such threats emerge.”
The “big boy” dominated Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is apparently engaged in periodic lies, misinformation, and other falsehoods. Who said? Bing’s AI driven Copilot.
MHI keeps posturing. The number of national class action/antitrust cases against some MHI’s ‘big boy‘ members keep growing.
MHI wouldn’t even comment about national reports regarding the death and serious injury of employees in manufactured housing. Meanwhile, Tim Williams weighed in.
Threats to small businesses? Public defense of pressures on manufactured home installers? Apparently, MHI can’t be bothered.
In under 1000 words, thanks to cartoons, a reasonable snapshot of what’s going wrong in the U.S.A and MHVille is done.##
Part III – is our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.
This segment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews is the recap of yesterday evening’s market report, so that investors can see at glance the type of topics may have influenced other investors. Thus, our format includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines.
The macro market move graphics below provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities. Meaning, you can see ‘at a glance’ how manufactured housing connected firms do compared to other segments of the broader equities market.
In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.
Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from 1.19.2024
- Sports Illustrated’s publisher lays off most of its staff, union says
- A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on January 19, 2024.
- S&P 500 closes at record high for first time in two years
- A Spirit commercial airliner prepares to land at San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, U.S., January 18, 2024.
- Troubled Spirit Airlines’ shares rebound despite more losses ahead
- Feds crack down hard on selling of personal data without consent
- Ford is cutting back F-150 Lightning electric truck production
- The BYD TANG EV and the BYD HAN EV are displayed during an exhibition test drive as the Chinese electric-vehicle producer announces its expansion to the consumer market next year in Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico, on November 29, 2022.
- Mexico could help this huge Chinese carmaker crack the US market
- People shop at a supermarket in Foster City, California, the United States, Jan. 11, 2024. U.S. consumer inflation in December 2023 accelerated to 3.4 percent from a year ago, after dropping to 3.1 percent in the previous month, amid rising shelter and energy prices, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.
- Americans are feeling much better about the economy thanks to slowing inflation
- Homes in Pinole, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. Sales of previously owned US homes unexpectedly rose in November, led by a pickup in the South and representing a respite in a two-year downturn caused by higher borrowing costs and a lack of inventory.
- Home sales last year dropped to the lowest level in 28 years
- Michael Badgley #17 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with the team after making a field goal during an NFC Wild Card Playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field on January 14, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan.
- Detroit Lions ticket prices are going through the roof as rare playoff run jolts local economy
- Christian Lindner, Germany’s finance minister, during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives and celebrities runs from January 15 to 19.
- ‘Sick man of Europe?’ Germany says it just needs a coffee
- Children targeted with sexually explicit photos on Facebook and Instagram, lawsuit claims
- What broke the American Dream for Millennials
- Inflation isn’t beaten yet and risks of a new price shock are rising
- Wayfair lays off 13% of its workforce weeks after telling employees to work harder
- Stock buybacks could rebound this earnings season
- TSMC says its $40 billion chip project in Arizona faces a further delay
- Indonesia allows Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes to fly again after checks
- Los Angeles Times staffers to stage one-day walkout to protest impending layoffs
- ‘Can we sleep at night?’: Renowned tech journalist explains why he pulled his newsletter publication from X and Substack
- As a young person, how do you feel about the US housing market and your plans for the future?
- Macy’s is laying off workers and closing five stores
- Walmart raises store managers’ pay for first time in a decade, average hits $128,000
- JPMorgan Chase says hacking attempts are increasing