Bloomberg David Weil, Questrom School of Business By the time President Donald Trump’s first nominee for labor secretary withdrew from consideration, there was little doubt where he stood on the big issues facing the department… Expert quote: ““This is a direct test of how serious are you about really remembering those folks who’ve been forgotten […]
Bloomberg by Michael Siegel, School of Public Health “President Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is a hopeful sign that the FDA’s illogical tobacco product regulations may soon end…” View full article.
Bloomberg Laurence Kotlikoff, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “President Donald Trump asked on Twitter why the media hasn’t reported that the national debt has dropped since his inauguration…” Expert Quote: “Anything that has happened to the debt has been on autopilot since Obama left.” View full article.
Bloomberg David Weil, Questrom School of Business Wall Street economists insisted for months that the labor market couldn’t possibly get tighter without triggering wage inflation. Expert quote: “wages are suppressed because corporations have “fissured”—shunted their low-wage employees to outsourcers who pay them even less.” View full article
Bloomberg Graham Wilson, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Diana Conley sat like a sparrow among eagles as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a nationwide “listening tour” billed as a chance to gather the views of small business owners… Expert quote: “Small businesses are OK in a populist era in a […]
Bloomberg Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business The new head of Harvard University’s endowment moved quickly to remake the fund in the model of better-performing rivals such as Yale, pledging to cut its 230-person staff in half and shift most of its money to outside managers… Expert quote: “It’s going to be a bonanza for […]
Bloomberg Tamar Frankel, School of Law The legal fallout from Bernard Madoff’s epic fraud includes an ironic twist: a road map for investors wanting to hold on to profits that seem too good to be true. Expert quote: “The court has made it easier for people to benefit from cheating and keep stolen money. If […]
Bloomberg Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences As Donald Trump weighs plans to tear up trade deals and deport illegal migrants from Latin America, Chinese President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to reset relations in America’s backyard… Expert quote: “The train has left the station.” View full article
Bloomberg Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School China’s Communist Party declared President Xi Jinping as its “core,” a designation that strengthens his hand ahead of a twice-a-decade power reshuffle next year… Expert quote: “Xi will have a smooth path to the 19th Party Congress and will be able to promote the people he wants to promote. Now we […]
Bloomberg Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School, College of Arts & Sciences As China moves towards the twice-a-decade National Congress of the Communist Party next fall, cadres are already trying to figure out what will happen at the gathering, the 19th of these… Expert quote: “They just don’t seem to be people favoured by Xi.” View full […]