Economy & Budget

Aussie Rules: Recycling to modernize American infrastructure

As underscored in the recent report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”), America’s once world leading infrastructure continues to decay. We’re far removed from wonders like the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam and interstate...

Read More...

Keep promises made to Postal retirees

When people think of the U.S. Postal Service's finances, if they even do, they worry about the impact on their magazine delivery or the spoils of their late night shopping habit. I know I worry about these things. But another, less noticeable...

Read More...

Details in Ryan’s blueprint indicate shift in GOP approach

While tax reform has been discussed at length in recent years, and many have grown skeptical of the possibility for action in the near-term, the recently released House Tax Reform Task Force blueprint demonstrates continued interest in tax reform...

Read More...

Corporate America’s bamboo ceiling

The time has come to break the “bamboo ceiling” in corporate America. Similar to the glass ceiling that exists for many women in the workplace, the bamboo ceiling is felt by Asian Americans seeking leadership positions within America’s most...

Read More...

The case for moral capitalism

If Tesla or SpaceX goes bust, Elon Musk will lose his fortune. This is one of the infatuations that Musk’s fans have with him – whether they are cognizant of it or not. Surely the reasons a Musk admirer would give you for their admiration is that...

Read More...

A bipartisan approach to poverty

There remains a great divide between the two parties on how to address the problem of poverty. The stark contrasts were highlighted in conflicting views expressed about the recently released poverty recommendations from Speaker Paul Ryan's...

Read More...

The golden ticket

We’ve all been there.  You’re trying to get tickets to see someone like Adele or Bruce Springsteen in concert.  Tickets go on sale at 10am.  You’re ready at 9:58.  By 10:05, you’re...

Read More...

GE Capital and the coyote’s leg

The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s decision to release GE Capital from its designation as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) was praised by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for showing that there is an “off-ramp” after a...

Read More...

Pages