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January 27, 2014 Economic Freedom Matters 2014Source: Seeking Alpha
The Heritage Foundation recently released its 2014 Index of Economic Freedom. For 20 years, the foundation has used a consistent empirical measurement to evaluate countries worldwide. The results have clearly shown a correlation...
January 24, 2014 Davos 2014: There’s only one way to close the wealth gapSource: Telegraph
I’m in Davos this week, where more than 2,500 chief executives, government ministers and NGOs are assembled for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. After years of permafreeze, a thaw seems finally to have taken hold....
January 23, 2014 Davos: Avoiding the Big LieSource: Bloomberg Business Week
Every year at Davos, there is one article that gains traction. It is too early to hand out ribbons, but my front-runner is Roger Martin’s jewel in this month’s HBR. A corporate sponsor in the Valley of Loro Piana extols Davos Man...
January 16, 2014 MMI, Not MMA - Market Structure MapSource: Tim Quast, ModernNetworks IR LLC
A good exit strategy. It’s always wise to have one. With the polar vortex bearing down on the national midsection last week, our exit strategy, fortuitously, was sponsoring NIRI’s fundamentals of IR program in Santa Monica. Karen...
January 15, 2014 Bernard Madoff Haunts JPMorgan's EarningsSource: Forbes
For years, convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, who ran the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, claimed from prison that JPMorgan Chase JPM +0.07% & Co., knew about the scam that he conducted through the bank. More than five years...
January 9, 2014 Great Expectations - Market Structure MapSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Happy New Year! Hope you spent the two-week break from these pages joyfully. We’ve descended this week from the high Denver backbone of the continent to visit west in Santa Monica and sponsor NIRI’s Fundamentals of IR program....
January 7, 2014 What we need in 2014: fewer leaders, more followersSource: Guardian
The single largest sustainability challenge of our time is this: today's corporation, the main agent of today's economy, generating two-thirds of global GDP and jobs, needs to be redesigned. Without corporate redesign, we are...
January 7, 2014 Clean energy should do without special tax breaks - EditorialSource: Washington Post
ONE OF the oldest federal policies to combat climate change just expired. Good riddance. On Jan. 1, Congress allowed a collection of special tax breaks to lapse. Among them was the wind production tax credit . With a...
January 6, 2014 Janet Yellen's 2014 To-Do List: Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post Blog
On January 6, Janet Yellen will likely be confirmed as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Her to-do list will be full of things like the interest rate, the bank bailouts, the unemployment rate, and in general, running...
December 19, 2013 U.S. Volcker rule may have less impact on bank revenues than expectedSource: Reuters
The 900-plus page Volcker rule regulators released last week will not impact big bank trading revenues as much as banks had feared, said industry executives and consultants who have finally plowed through the rule.
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