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U.S. Tax Reform: Will the Math Work?

Finding ways to raise revenue and avoiding excessive government debt are the top hurdles, say experts.

American Science and the Solar Eclipse of 1878

As the U.S. preps for a rare total solar eclipse on August 21, a journalist looks back on the furor surrounding that same event when it happened back in 1878.

The Real Costs of the RAISE Act

Recently proposed immigration reforms in the U.S. would shave 2% off GDP growth and result in more than four million jobs lost by 2040, according to the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Hacking in Hollywood: Why the Industry Needs to Shore Up Security

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - August 11, 2017 - 11:42am
Experts say the increasing threat of sophisticated cyber crimes should force entertainment firms to take serious stock of their internal security measures.

The Next Wave: Using AI to Build Better Marketing Campaigns

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - August 10, 2017 - 10:01am
As the digital revolution keeps on turning, brands are looking to artificial intelligence to bolster their marketing efforts.

Gender Lens Investing: Why the Opportunities Are Growing

The field of gender-lens investing is growing fast, with more than 100 private and public funds now available to impact investors.

How Improv Methods from Comedy Can Lift Business Performance

Improvisation, or the art form called improv, may call to mind comedy shows but it is now also a serious business tool.

‘Every Business Is a Digital Business’

But some just don’t know it yet, says Nitin Rakesh, CEO of Bangalore, India-based IT firm Mphasis.

Why Economists Must Go Beyond the Numbers

Economists affect public policy. But strict focus on numbers means they miss key insights, say the authors of a new book.

The Federal Budget Showdown: Will Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Congress is facing a looming deadline to hammer out federal spending for fiscal 2018. But the negotiations face a major sticking point – whether to raise the debt ceiling.

How Venezuela Could Find a Way Out of Chaos

As the Venezuelan political and economic crisis deepens following suspect elections, a group of experts discuss potential ways out of the morass.

How One Foundation Is Flipping the Paradigm on Social Change

Ruth Shaber, founder of Tara Health Foundation, discusses how her organization aims to improve the health and well-being of women and girls through the creative use of philanthropic capital.

Why ‘Quiet’ Leadership Matters in Sports — and Life

Many of the greatest sports teams of all time have been quietly led by humble captains who bring a special element to the team's dynamics, according to author Sam Walker.

You Are What You Tweet: Using Social Media to Assess Well-being

What you – and your neighbors – tweet can tell researchers a lot about the well-being of your community – and that in turn can help shape decisions made by businesses and policymakers.

Why Corrupt Executives Are Rarely Prosecuted

Top corporate executives who commit crimes are often not prosecuted. Journalist Jesse Eisinger explains why in his new book.

New York Times interviews Ricky Burdett on Crossrail

RSS Source: Urban Age - August 1, 2017 - 4:36am

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities at the London School of Economics, was interviewed by Michael Kimmelman for his latest article in the New York Times: London’s New Subway Symbolized the Future. Then Came Brexit. The article explores whether Brexit will signal the end of an ambitious era of trying to bind London together through megaprojects. According to Burdett, “Crossrail is a culmination of years of serious thinking by experts and public officials about what London needs, the imbalance of east and west and how to unite the city.”

Is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Driving Up Consumer Debt?

Consumer debt is increasing, surpassing the levels it reached at the height of the credit bubble. But what consumers are spending money on is very different, a new study shows.

How Honest Apologies Can Help Leaders Bounce Back

When in a mess, apologize from your heart -- and quickly -- or else risk losing your reputation, warns former Medtronic CEO Arthur D. Collins, Jr.

The Guardian Book of the Day: Radical Technologies by Adam Greenfield

RSS Source: Urban Age - July 28, 2017 - 9:02am

The Guardian selected Adam Greenfield’s Radical Technologies as their book of the day. Steven Poole writes that it is a tremendously intelligent and stylish book on the ‘colonisation of everyday life by information processing’. Greenfield launched his latest book in June at an LSE Cities’ public event. A podcast is available.

 

 

 

 

Unearthing the Wisdom in Finance

Despite a tarnished reputation, finance has positive life lessons to offer, says a Harvard professor of business and law in a new book.
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