So, those who say a Trump presidency “can’t happen here” should check their conventional wisdom at the door. The candidate has confounded conventional expectations this primary season because those expectations are based on an oversimplified caricature of the electorate in general and his supporters in particular. Conditions are ripe for an authoritarian leader to emerge. Trump is seizing the opportunity. And the institutions—from the Republican Party to the press—that are supposed to guard against what James Madison called “the infection of violent passions” among the people have either been cowed by Trump’s bluster or are asleep on the job.
During the mid-1980s, he went back to Ireland and worked at Campbell Catering and then at Bewley’s Oriental Cafes. He became the Managing Director of Bewley’s Bakery, Bewley’s Franchising and Bewley’s Oriental Café and his responsibility included overseeing the development of the brand in overseas market such as in Japan, USA and UK. It was in 1999 when he opened PERK coffee shops in Dublin which was later sold to Insomnia. All the proceeds of the coffee shop sale were reinvested into Insomnia and Bobby became the CEO and shareholder of the company. From 2004, the business has expanded from 17 shops to 70 shops. The turnover has increased from 5 million euros to 21 million euros. In 2010, he stepped down from the position of CEO and became the chairman of Insomnia so he could concentrate of his portfolio of business.
I expect those who take aim at the FDA are most likely off the mark. The FDA has limited resources, and given the higher priority needs with respect to dangerous foods and drugs it is no wonder that testing honey has a low priority nor is there any reason to think it is in big industry’s pocket on this one. The reaction should not be to condemn the FDA but to ask Congress to give it more money to do the jobs it should be doing, especially when it comes to testing foods at the border. (No, I don’t work for or know anybody at the FDA, but I have worked in government and know that most federal bureaucrats work quite hard, with some often putting in uncompensated overtime, to provide the nation with the services it needs. But when agencies are overworked and underfunded they will fall short of their mission in many areas.)