Category: Economics

The W: A Weekly Reading List

In this week’s edition…Q&A sessions are an opportunity…Greece’s weed bailout…stunning visualization of global issues…when artists turn to Craiglist…hire friends and family (the holidays are approaching)…and more. Have a great weekend.   Business & Economics Too Much Togetherness? The Downside of Workplace Collaboration Another serious impediment to productive collaboration is that the most talented employees can

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Stanford GSB: “How to Stop White-Collar Crime”

Very good, short, recap of Judge Jed Rakoff’s views on what really deters corporate crime on the Stanford GSB site:   What incentive would work to change corporate behavior? The threat of prison, says Rakoff. “I found that to a person, [executives accused of white-collar crimes] feared prison, and they feared it mightily. They would

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What’s the Future of Work? The Shift Commission Gives Us Four Alternatives To Consider

I have spent a lot of my time in 2017 talking to various experts in many fields about the future of work and how that future may impact our society in the future. One of the most insightful items I have come across this year is a report called Shift: e Commission on Work, Workers, and

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It’s Time to Put The Credit Bureaus Out of Business

Like 142.9+ million other U.S. consumers, my data was stolen from Equifax’s computers recently. Having been the (thankfully brief) victim of identify theft years ago, I can only hope that we all don’t suffer too much from Equifax’s carelessness with our data. As so many other commentators have noted, they have only one job to

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FT: “Stanley Fischer’s departure reveals weakness at the Fed”

There is an excellent analysis of Stanley Fischer’s departure from the Fed on ft.com. Some highlights: The early resignation of Stanley Fischer, the Federal Reserve board vice-chairman, is a reminder that the coming turnover in the Fed’s leadership is unprecedented in speed and scale. For all the attacks on the Fed since 2008 nothing has

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