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Along with many other sites, we have turned this site black to point to the importance of black lives, and to express our solidarity with the people of color in this country, who have continually experienced racism in forms both subtle and overt for many centuries.

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Episode 4.08 A Ghost in Singapore

John O'Nolan on Ghost, Singapore, international commerce, and giving the benefit of the doubt

Tagged: economics, interviews

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We invite Ghost cofounder John O’Nolan on the show to talk about Ghost’s reincorporation in Singapore, what that means for them as a non-profit, and how we should think about these kinds of moves. We talk about everything from the specific details of Ghost’s move to the ethics of business tourism, and John basically hammers on themes we’ve been talking about all season. It’s fantastic.

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