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Swinging the pendulum back to long-term thinking

By Maureen Milford (originally published by Directors and Boards) – Would a product like Kevlar — DuPont’s light-weight, super-strong fiber used in body armor that has saved thousands of lives — get to the marketplace today? Research and development began in the mid-1960s on what became Kevlar; it wasn’t introduced until 1971…. [Cross-posted from Directors […]

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An unacceptable price for low business taxes

By Abby Innes (Originally published by The Guardian) - The Labour pledge to raise corporate taxes (Report, 10 May) is the economically responsible reaction to the failures of corporate tax competition. The deductive mathematical models from supply-side economics that justify low corporate taxation assume that “the state” is purely self-seeking and “the firm” an efficient bundle […]

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Trump, Clinton, and the great jobs challenge

By Bob Abeshouse (originally published by Al Jazeera) - The deep discontent over jobs and the economy among large sectors of the American electorate goes a long way to explain the strange nature of the US presidential race this year. White, working-class voters who have been negatively affected by trade and technological change have rallied to […]

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Taking the nostalgia of Trump supporters seriously

By Stephanie Coontz (originally published by Berggruen) – I have spent most of my career pointing out the dangers of imagining a Golden Age in the past that we should try to recapture. Nostalgia offers a warped explanation of what actually did work in the past and airbrushes out what did not… [Cross-posted from Berggruen publication […]

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How MBA programs drive inequality

By Lynn Parramore (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Over the last several decades, American business executives have made decisions that have exacerbated the inequality that chokes prosperity for the country. They have misallocated resources and they have awarded themselves mind-boggling compensation packages while workers have suffered stagnant wages and increasing job insecurity. The stats […]

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Four of the largest Wall Street banks hit 12-month lows last week

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens (originally published by Wall Street on Parade) - Last Wednesday something noteworthy happened on Wall Street. Four of the largest Wall Street banks, each holding trillions of dollars in derivatives, hit new 12-month lows in intraday trading. The banks are Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley…. [Cross-posted […]

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Workers of America: You’re welcome!

By Tom Croft (originally published by Heartland Network) – In our previous blog post, we discussed the recent SEC Commission approval of the CEO Pay Rule. Here we discuss Heartland’s contribution to the effort. As the Washington Post reported, two of the SEC’s commissioners “belittled the rule as an easily misconstrued burden built to embarrass big businesses…. [Cross-posted […]

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Will the digital revolution make us all poorer?

By Simon Caulkin (originally published by Chartered Management Institute) - Whether they know it or not, life-changing economic decisions are looming for the new Conservative government. The biggest issues are productivity and jobs. Both are critical to the country’s future, and good performance would do more than anything to conjure away the deficit and restore the […]

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Hillary to Jeb Bush: The problem is CEOs, not their workers

By Jonathan Cohn (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Jeb Bush got a lot of attention last week when he suggested that Americans who want higher living standards need to work harder. During a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton happily served up a rejoinder: It’s the people running companies, not their workers, whose behavior needs to change…. [Cross-posted […]

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