"The demotion of Thailand’s Royal Noble Consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi by King Vajiralongkorn is part of a larger phenomenon: We are witnessing the rise of a modern absolute monarchy in Thailand. This seemingly personal event is profoundly political."
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“This is so much more data and it’s such a unique context that this kind of stands on its own,” says Michael Lynn, professor of consumer behavior and marketing, who was not involved in the study.
"In any situation like that you find a system of patronage behind the scenes. Sineenat might have been part of that system of patronage and she might have played it in a way that didn't work well for her," says Tamara Loos, professor of history.
“I don’t see so much the kids unwilling to quit at all. Now the kid and the parent are both on board with quitting,” says Jonathan Avery, associate professor of clinical psychiatry. “What’s missing is a youth nicotine treatment center.”
“What you don’t want to happen is to end the strike, take the vote, lose the vote and go back out on strike,” says Arthur Wheaton of the Worker Institute.
“Any reputable scientist would say there’s nothing here,” says David Levitsky, a professor in the College of Human Ecology. “And I guarantee you next year there will be some other juice or food or magical mushroom that will come out and offer these same properties.”
"I think it is a good idea to separate the CEO duties to allow a high ranking independent official to manage health and safety concerns," said Arthur Wheaton, an expert in aerospace industrial relations at Cornell University.
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