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“Cut taxes!” says Harvard economist. “But get the numbers right!”

By | Finance & Banking, Speakers & Authorities, Politics & Government

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are staking everything on what they say will be the greatest tax reform agenda in three decades. The president has pitched massive tax cuts, time and again, as a way to help boost jobs and wages for working Americans. Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, co-authored a paper touted by the White House as supporting the notion that cutting the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% will raise household incomes by as much as $9,000 annually. There is one dissenting voice, however: Professor Desai himself…

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Who Can You Trust?

By | Speakers & Authorities, Technology

A monumental wave of distrust in key institutions – government, media, business, charities – is sweeping the world. While this social transformation should bode ill for humanity and business, Rachel Botsman, author of the highly anticipated book “Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart”, says that’s not necessarily the case. Her groundbreaking book explains how we are at the start of the one of the biggest trust shifts in history – and reveals how business leaders should manage it…

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Who Can You Trust?

By | Technology, Politics & Government, The Future

Around the world, trust in our institutions is collapsing. More than a trend, this is a profound shift changing politics, business and social norms. Trust once reserved for respected institutions and brands, we now bestow on complete strangers through digital platforms such as Airbnb and Uber. The shift isn’t just about the failure of institutions; technology is rewriting the rules of trust.

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