Maintaining Business Relations

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academics or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their work. We rely on the space of trust given confidentiality. When someone breaks that trust, we are all worse off.

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Coronavirus policies should be informed by ‘the numbers’: USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer

Coronavirus policies should be informed by ‘the numbers’: USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer

A spike in novel coronavirus cases in recent days across major U.S. states like Florida and Texas caused their governors to partially reverse their reopening plans, just days after President Donald Trump falsely asserted the uptick had resulted from increased testing and said officials should “slow the testing down.”

In a newly released interview, taped on May 28, Los Angeles Clippers Chairman and former Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said that data should inform policy decisions that aim to combat the coronavirus crisis, but noted that “reasonable people can make different choices” about managing the pandemic.

“These things essentially are judgments — tough judgments — between death and misery,” Ballmer told Yahoo Finance. “Misery when people lose jobs and are hard hit financially and death obviously from the disease.”

In 2017, Ballmer founded USAFacts, a nonprofit organization that curates and distributes publicly available government data. The group launched

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Coronavirus policies should be informed by ‘the numbers’: USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer

A spike in novel coronavirus cases in recent days across major U.S. states like Florida and Texas caused their governors to partially reverse their reopening plans, just days after President Donald Trump falsely asserted the uptick had resulted from increased testing...

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