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How to overcome the impact of income inequality

A few years ago I read “Spirit Level:  Why Equality is Better for Everyone” by two British authors, Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. Using World Health Organization data, the authors construct a careful case showing the relationship between income inequality ...

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Are mergers good for consumers?

The year 2016 was certainly an active year for mergers. In just the month of October, almost $490 billion worth of deals were announced. With regard to new deals, readers are likely to be familiar with the name Spectrum, which ...

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Automation and job losses: Which way now?

Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor. 

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Can Trump restore trust in government?

The usual explanations offered for the Trump earthquake of 2016 include bigotry, Russian hacking, fake news, FBI Director James Comey and xenophobia. But a pivotal factor behind Trump’s victory is that Americans have become ever more distrustful of government insiders.

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