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Bankers can hardly contain their enthusiasm for new technology – from peer-to-peer lending platforms to bitcoin and blockchain. They're investing in fintech startups, and a steady stream of former bank executives is popping up at these hot, new … more
Two basic questions with big consequences for workers and employers: "Do I have the right investment mix for my retirement goals? Which investment options should I include in the retirement plan I'd like to offer my employees?" But how many … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
Despite the gloomy headlines as of late, the stock market should be embraced. Stocks are one of the best investments available, but sadly few take advantage of the return offered. While tempting to shun stocks because of the recent chaos in the … more
It has now been nearly six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, encouraging me to revisit with my business colleagues in Rhode Island the effects of the new law to this point. One thing is abundantly … more
The University of Wisconsin system recently took a landmark step toward weakening the institution of tenure for academic faculty. The new policy, if adopted by the board overseeing the state's universities, would allow tenured professors to be laid … more
For some time now, we have been reading about the tech revolution: Entire industries are being "disrupted," the way we do the simplest things is changing, the pace of innovation is accelerating. According to economic data, however, nothing much is … more
Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change in the tax laws. It gives a boost to small and midsized businesses, and might help stimulate the economy. … more
There are estimates that the global economic impact of cybercrime is around $300-$400 billion annually. And on a recent trip to Silicon Valley, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter highlighted that a recent intrusion of the Joint Chiefs of … more
Maybe you're sick of hearing about Broadway's "Hamilton." But when I think back to the book or article or TV show or movie or other piece of what the media executives call "content" that affected and entertained and enlightened me most in … more
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