Economy

The Business Case for Sustainability

March 19, 2012
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The MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group recently released a report, “Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point.” In a survey of over 4,000 managers from 113 countries, the study found “70% of companies have placed sustainability permanently on their management agendas.”

Sustainability is here and it is the future. It is transforming companies, commercial networks, and industries. Will the tipping point soon reach government?

The Sidebar: The U.S. in Afghanistan and Rising Gas Prices

March 16, 2012
Counterterrorism Research Fellow Brian Fishman and Schwartz Fellow Steve Levine explore the real challenges facing the U.S. in Afghanistan and rising gas prices at home. Pamela Chan hosts.

The Rebirth of Middle America

March 16, 2012

This piece is authored by Jay Pelosky, Principal of J2Z Advisory. A version of this piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post.

The Sidebar: Girl-Centered Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality

March 8, 2012

This week, host Pamela Chan talks with Schwartz Fellow Brigid Schulte and Global Assets Project Research Associate Nicole Tosh to mark International Women’s Day by discussing girl-centered poverty reduction programs and gender equality at work and at home.

Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, is writing a book on the struggle of working mothers to manage the scarcest of all resources – time – in balancing work, family and their own well-being.

Bi-Sectoralism: It's the Economy Stupid II

February 27, 2012

This piece is coauthored by Bruce Jentleson, Professor at Duke University, and Jay Pelosky, Principal of J2Z Advisory. It originally appeared on the Huffington Post.

The Sidebar: Obama's Budget Proposal and Santorum's Surge

February 17, 2012

In this episode of The Sidebar, the weekly podcast from the New America Foundation that looks at what's in and what's underlying the news.

Justin King, Noam Sheiber, and Marc Goldwein discuss President Obama's budget proposal and Rick Santorum's surge in the Republican Primaries. Pamela Chan hosts.

Obama's Worst Year

  • By
  • Noam Scheiber,
  • New America Foundation
February 13, 2012 |
Shortly after four o’clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner walked down the hallway near his office toward a large conference room facing the building’s interior. He was accompanied by a retinue of counselors and aides. When they arrived in the room—known around Treasury simply as “the large”—four people were seated at a long walnut table on the side near the door.

The Economic and Geo-Political Implications of China-Centric Globalization

  • By
  • Thomas Palley,
  • New America Foundation
February 8, 2012

The last 30 years have witnessed the era of globalization which has been marked by the creation of an integrated global economy. Globalization has been the product of both policy and market forces, and U.S. policymakers have persistently been in the vanguard. However, what began as a project of globalization has been transformed with little explicit public discussion into a project of China-centric globalization.

The Politics of Economic Opportunity: Will Growing Poverty Affect Election 2012?

January 30, 2012
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Engagement with elected leaders by their constituents is a powerful accountability mechanism, and elections are a decisive expression of that function. In a year where poverty and inequality are at historic levels and the prospects for low-income families to improve their circumstances increasingly uncertain, how will these conditions influence both the rhetoric and policy proposals of those seeking elected office and the choices of voters?

The Progressive Case for Corporate Tax Reform

  • By Bruce Stokes, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund
January 26, 2012

In his January 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for cutting taxes for companies that produce in the United States, especially high-tech manufacturers. He proposed eliminating deductions for firms that move jobs abroad. And he suggested a minimum tax on all multinational corporations.

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