Diversified Digest: August 28

August 28th, 2017 | posted in: Uncategorized

by: R. Samuel Fraundorf

Diversified Trust’s investment team brings you headlines of note for the week. Click on the links to access the articles.

The statements this last week by the President about funding for the border wall and his potential willingness to shut down the government in order to ensure it may take some time to play out.  But the impact of the wall on both sides of the border could be much larger than its multi-billion dollar price tag.

The iconic Plaza Hotel officially went on the sales block with the hiring of Jones Lang LaSalle.  What makes the hotel such a special place is more attributable to a handful of people than the building itself.

There is little doubt that the current administration is unlike any in recent history which is requiring different ways of understanding its intentions and signals.  Ben Casselman writes a very insightful summary of the things to watch and the things to ignore in this presidency.

Big Tech’s response to Charlottesville has included removing certain groups’ access to online social media.  The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council cautions against democracies censoring disinformation and suggests potentially better ways to accomplish the end goal without impacting individual rights.