Could the American economy tank in 2016?

Politico Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences 23 economic forecasts for the new year. Cc: 2016 candidates… Expert quote: “The country’s greatest economic risk resides in the financial markets as well as the general public A) learning precisely how broke the U.S. government is, B) realizing how much money the Federal Reserve has printed […]

The Islamic State paradox

Politico Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The French strikes on Islamic State positions following the Paris attacks point up the peculiar dual nature of this protean Salafi jihadist organization, whose ruthlessness, ability to capture and hold territory, significant financial resources, and strategic acumen make it a threat unlike […]

Uber vs. Laws – Will the “sharing economy” help kill off government regulation?

Politico Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Questrom School of Business The “sharing economy” has suddenly become a focal point of the presidential campaign, with candidates on all sides embracing companies like Uber for their disruptive, customer-focused innovation… Expert quote: “Most systems have a skewed distribution of ratings, which is actually skewed positively for the most part.” View full […]

Both parties keep cherry picking CBO report

Politico Austin Frakt, School of Medicine, School of Public Health Know what you get when you dump a complicated Congressional Budget Office report in politicians’ laps that mentions “Obamacare” and “jobs”? Food fights. Wild, sloppy charges that don’t capture what the report actually said. And cherry picking. Lots and lots of cherry picking. Expert quote: “What […]