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Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families — not big corporations

By Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly (originally published by The Washington Post) - Thursday, President Trump’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, will testify before the Senate Banking Committee. As members of that committee, we will evaluate his candidacy, not on behalf of Wall Street, but on behalf of the American people…. [Cross-posted from […]

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How the Democrats can hijack the tax reform debate

By Harold Meyerson (originally published by The American Prospect) – What with the president’s war on immigrants, his travel ban, his Putinphilia, his threats to Obamacare, and his cabinet picks, congressional Democrats have spent most of the last month busily saying “No,” with the occasional “Maybe” thrown in by some red-state senators…. [Cross-posted from The […]

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The cause of corporate short-termism

By Emel Akan (originally published by Epoch Times) - The tension between managing for the long term and delivering good results for the next quarter is one of the greatest challenges corporate executives face. While CEOs talk about focusing on long-term value creation, they often fail to resist the lure or pressure of short-termism… [Cross-posted from Epoch […]

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Out-of-luck’ line is gaining

By Maria Gutzeit (originally published by The Signal) - A parents’ program at our local school was one of many signs the Rust Belt Rebellion of the 2016 election was simply the tip of a giant iceberg that people don’t want to admit is a threat…. [Cross-posted from The Signal publication of February 20, 2017 at https://signalscv.com/2017/02/20/maria-gutzeit-luck-line-gaining/]

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No, robots aren’t killing the American dream

By The Editorial Board (originally published by The New York Times) - Defenders of globalization are on solid ground when they criticize President Trump’s threats of punitive tariffs and border walls. The economy can’t flourish without trade and immigrants…. [Cross-published by The New York Times publication of February 20, 2017 at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/no-robots-arent-killing-the-american-dream.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=2]

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Resisting the lure of short-termism: Killing the ‘world’s dumbest idea

By Steve Denning (originally published by Forbes) - When pressures are mounting to deliver short-term results, how do successful CEOs resist those pressures and achieve long-term growth? The issue is pressing: low global economic growth is putting stress on the political and social fabric in Europe and the Americas and populist leaders are mobilizing widespread unrest…. […]

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The best thing I read all year — 2016

By Rita Gunther McGrath (originally published by the Financial Times) – This year I began digging more deeply into the work of the economist William Lazonick such as the Harvard Business Review article, Profits without Prosperity…. [Cross-posted from the Financial Times publication of December 21, 2016 at https://www.ft.com/content/434404ca-baf7-11e6-8b45-b8b81dd5d080]  

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What am I yelling at CNN’s Poppy Harlow?

By Les Leopold (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Honestly, I don’t usually talk back to the TV. But I couldn’t contain myself during Poppy Harlow’s December 10 interview with John Feltner, the United Steelworkers vice president of the Rexnord local union where 300 jobs are moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. In discussing the move, Ms. […]

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