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January 20, 2016 Actually, Things Are Getting BetterSource: Politico
Our national discussion of public affairs gets the line from an old Johnny Mercer song exactly backward: Rather than “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative,” it greatly exaggerates bad news, and relentlessly ignores...
January 19, 2016 Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Plan, Nation's Rich Recoil In HorrorSource: Forbes
Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took a break from yelling at clouds long enough to release his tax plan today, and it’s, how should I put this…aggressive. Sanders proposes a top rate on individual income of a...
January 18, 2016 US Corporate Governance: Have We Crossed the Rubicon?Source: Lexology
The general themes on the corporate governance front — shareholder activism, governance activism, scrutiny of board composition, concerns regarding board oversight of risk management, director-shareholder engagement — remain...
Source: Mother Jones
Residents in Flint, Michigan have been outraged since the discovery that their water is tainted with lead, a substance has irreversible neurological and developmental effects on children. The contamination came after the city of...
January 11, 2016 Lingering Food Safety Regulatory Issues For China In 2016Source: Forbes
As 2016 begins, and China continues implementing its revised Food Safety Law, two features of food safety regulation and their development are striking.
January 8, 2016 Is China sparking a global currency war?Source: CNN
When China moves to lower the value of the yuan, others in the developing world follow suit. China's currency moves also come at a critical time for the yuan: it was recently placed into the IMF's group of elite global...
Beijing recently announced its second-ever “red alert” for air pollution, as toxic smog again enveloped China’s capital. During the most severe air pollution episode last year, concentrations of the primary pollutants in Beijing...
The Northern Miner - Reliance on foreign filed regulatory reports In addition, in light of recent developments abroad, as well as the developments with the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI), resource...
December 28, 2015 Fighting climate change requires more than soothing fantasiesSource: Waahington Post
On climate change, curb your enthusiasm. It’s not that the recent international conference in Paris didn’t take significant steps to check global warming. It did. Nearly 200?countries committed to reduce their greenhouse gas...
Source: Huff Post
The number of recent food poisoning cases linked to the fast-food restaurant soared this week to more than 500 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing 6 additional cases in four more states: Pennsylvania,...
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