The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 431 of the In The Tank Podcast. Along with ESG, DEI has been a popular acronym amongst the woke and culturally enlightened Americans. DEI, of course, stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Lately, however, it seems like the shine is coming off this progressive ideal as some businesses and influential people like Elon Musk are challenging this program. Is this just part of a national conversation or is DEI really on the ropes?
OPENING CHIT CHAT – IOWA CAUCUS IS MONDAY!
Politico – Iowa GOP presidential election results
538 – Iowa Caucus Polls
PRIMARY TOPIC – IS DEI DOA?
CNBC – Tech companies like Google and Meta made cuts to DEI programs in 2023 after big promises in prior years
Daily Caller – Businesses Ditch ‘Diversity’ Initiatives In Droves Amid Economic Uncertainty
NYP – Elon Musk calls out Mark Cuban over DEI: ‘His hypocrisy convinces no one’
CNN – DEI efforts are under siege. Here’s what experts say is at stake
The Guardian – Oklahoma governor signs order effectively banning diversity programs at public colleges
Variety – Daisy Ridley’s New ‘Star Wars’ Director Says ‘It’s About Time’ We Had a Female Filmmaker ‘Come Forward to Shape the Galaxy Far, Far Away’
DAVOS WATCH #11 – DAVOS 2024 STARTS MONDAY
WEF – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
WEF – Davos 2024 Programme