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WikiLeaks, Twitter and the Risks to Political Order

by French Caldwell  |  February 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

Arguably if you are an authoritarian leader who is threatened to be deposed, you view social media that your opponents use to organize protests as a threat.  On the other hand, if your supporters can use it to organize counter-protests, then you might see it as an opportunity — perhaps this explains why Egyptians saw […]

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Mind the Gap on Executive Pay

by French Caldwell  |  January 11, 2010  |  1 Comment

In the heyday that preceded the crash, banks did not take the public sentiment about huge bonuses seriously, but what’s surprising is that since the crash they haven’t figured out a way to reward risk takers without risking their reputations.  When the gap between public expectations of corporate behavior, and the actions taken by corporations […]

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New Hammers for New Nails — Big U.S. Regulatory Overhaul

by French Caldwell  |  June 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

“Today, my administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system, a transformation on a scale not seen since the reforms that followed the Great Depression,” announced President Barack Obama today from the White House. While the changes are big, they are not as sweeping as they could have been.  Political obstacles prevented […]

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