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1 hour ago
These Democratic Presidential Debates Have An NBA Problem
The two nights of Democratic debates seem disproportional -- one debate's far more stacked with frontrunners than the other. One solution: limit the debates to only 16 candidates, then seed them as you would a sports tourney. The result: more balance -- and at least one debate promising fireworks.
3 hours ago
Beyond the Coasts | Opportunity Zones Summit 2019
Best-selling author and influential investor J.D. Vance share’s how the “Rise of the Rest” thesis can embrace OZs as a potent tool to revitalize and reinvent large parts of America’s heartland long ignored by traditional investors.
3 hours ago
Investing for Impact | Opportunity Zones Summit 2019
How do you maximize both profit and purpose? Leaders from academia, philanthropy and business share stories, best practices and successful strategies on how to use powerful OZ policies to their fullest potential.
3 hours ago
Generation OZ | Opportunity Zones Summit 2019
Opportunity Zones are launching entirely new professions. Leaders of the new OZ movement describe their all-in move to harness place-based investments and projects to connect left-behind communities with the tools and capital they need to thrive.
7 hours ago
Can Boris Johnson handle Brussels?
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the UK's next prime minister, has a history of making outlandish remarks on Brussels and has said no matter what the UK is leaving "with or without a deal" at the end of October– will he be the leader that can deliver Brexit?
11 hours ago
'Medicare for All' Is A Trap for Businesses and Employees
Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. While Medicare for All might sound like a good deal, it will only hurt businesses, their employees, and all Americans. It will increase taxes, raise expenses, and deprive hard-working Americans of choice in their care.
13 hours ago
Why Is Law So Slow To Use Data?
Data may be the new oil of the digital era, but it is still sparsely used by the legal industry. That's changing because legal consumers are calling the shots now and demanding their service providers utilize data as they do. Here are some examples of industry adoption and what it portends.
14 hours ago
Trump Plays Thanos At 'Avengers' Reunion In Japan
What better way to view the epic battle between economic superstars than the latest Marvel film offering? Giants laying waste to entire cities as smaller players scramble for cover so as not to get trampled is indeed the G20’s plight.
Jun 22, 2019
Trump On Tariffs: Clueless
President Trump doesn’t like U. S. trade deficits. He also doesn’t like migrants flowing into the U. S. from south of the border. His tariffs and tariff threats are slowing trade and world economic growth. This will, in turn, increase the migrant flows into the United States. After all, as forei...
Jun 20, 2019
Lift The Hunting Ban, Save Botswana’s Elephants
Today’s Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed penned by the President of Botswana, a country that is being overrun by elephants. President Masisi argues that controlled big game hunting would transform the elephants into something of economic value and save them. He's absolutely right.
Jun 20, 2019
Byron Allen Levels Up To The Supreme Court In $20 Billion Comcast Appeal
Comedian Byron Allen has officially put Comcast on notice, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear his $20 billion racial bias lawsuit. Comcast and Charter Communications cable distribution reaches about 36 million subscribers, and they’ve been blocking Allen from getting access to them.
Jun 20, 2019
Venture Capital Desperately Needs More Governance
Venture capital remains a “Wild West” where rule-breaking is a foundational principle. It's time to embrace more education and industry best practices so that we can protect the public and properly train the next generation of investors. Governance may be boring, but we need more of it.
Jun 20, 2019
Why The Private Sector Must Help Refugees
The mammoth task of integrating refugees is currently largely undertaken by the public sector. It's long past time for the private sector to do it's part, if not for moral reasons then because helping refugees can help companies themselves.
Jun 20, 2019
Calm Down But Don't Forget Common Sense
Taylor Swift’s new song and video, “You Need to Calm Down,” has a message that should apply to just about everyone in the political world-particularly those who attempt to score political points in social media. It’s too bad that in the video, Swift instead chooses to traffic in stereotypes herself.
Jun 19, 2019
Will Raytheon Derail Pentagon Reform?
With its former top lobbyist as acting secretary of defense and a big merger on the horizon that will expand its political clout, when it comes to influence peddling, happy days are here for Raytheon.
Jun 19, 2019
Trump's Attack On Draghi And The Euro: A Clueless Gesture
In a recent tweet, President Trump targeted Mario Draghi, the President of the ECB, and the euro. Trump claims that Draghi and the ECB are manipulating the euro to weaken it against the greenback. Instead of relying on theories spun by the President and others, let’s take a look at the facts.
Jun 19, 2019
A Department Of Defense Leadership Crisis?
With Patrick Shanahan's replacement by Mark Esper, the Pentagon’s top two leadership positions and two out of the three Service secretaries will now be on acting status, America needs a strong, strategic-minded and confirmed Secretary of Defense as soon as possible.
Nov 5, 2018
Hozier: The Power Of Protest Music
Forbes gave Hozier a ride to his panel at the Under 30 Summit in Boston and talked about history, politics, and Kendrick Lamar.