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“Impact investment” funds advertise great returns and social impacts. They aren’t delivering.

Socially responsible investment is a $12 trillion industry. Does it make the world better? Probably not.

Republican Martha McSally lost Arizona’s Senate race. She’s being appointed to the Senate anyway.

Arizona will have its first two women senators in 2019.

Does anyone really buy the giant car bows you see in every commercial?

Made popular by the Lexus marketing campaign December to Remember, a bow on a car seems like something that would only exist in a commercial.

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