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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Recent Read: “Don’t Shun Conservative Professors”

In case you missed it, Arthur C. Brooks has a solid op-ed in the New York Time on academic intellectual freedom. Some highlights: These days, the news is full of sensational stories of violent campus mobs shutting down conservative speakers and freaked-out college administrators treating rioters with kid gloves. Such stories offer excellent fodder for critics who

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Recent Read: “Capitalism Without Capitalists”

I have written in the past about the harmful disconnect between capitalism and ordinary individuals. On the same theme, there is an excellent essay by Fredrik Erixon and Björn Weigel in the new American Affairs that should not be missed. Some highlights:   We do not have to go much further in order to understand the economics

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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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The CEO As Social Agent: History, Ethics, and the Disappearing Moral Fence

In 2016, Chuck Klosterman published a book called, But What If We’re Wrong? The subtitle of the book is really what it’s about, however: Thinking About the Present As if It Were the Past. Klosterman’s book is a neat intellectual puzzle, in which he tries to find a way to think about our present world

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Recent Read: “Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

Good MIT Tech Review post on VCs focused on immigrant founders. I know the CEO of one of the VCs mentioned and can attest not just to a solid vision but also a clear business focus. Some key points: These are tense times for foreigners who want to live and work in the U.S., due

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Diversity in Silicon Valley: An Interview with VC Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures

The world of venture capital has, in recent years, captured the imagination of the general public through the stories coming out of Silicon Valley. However, the VC world has also drawn its share of criticism for its lack of diversity and even lack of social empathy, especially in the past year. As one of the

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