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The Purpose of the Corporation – an update that reflects reality

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 20, 2019

The Business Roundtable released its Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation yesterday.  The updated statement is getting heavy media play and attention as it stresses a “fundamental commitment to...

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While you were away … what to look for now to get a focus on the future

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 30, 2019

It’s August, the dog days of summer, when living is easy.  Ok enough cliché’s.   August is a good time to take stock.  To think about what has happened so far...

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Its the Egg

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 28, 2019

It’s a paradoxical question applied to everything from innovation to evolution to change management. The answer is rather simple – it’s the egg. The “Chicken First” proponents see it the...

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Economics Corner: Are Prices and Wages Sticky? It Depends...

by Andrew White  |  March 14, 2019

Wages tend, if they ever move, to go up but rarely down. You may have had personal experience that reinforces this observation. If you are a retailer then your labor...

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Forecasting a Recession?

by Andrew White  |  February 28, 2019

There is increasing talk in the mass media of an economic slowdown. It even pops up in general conversation at dinner with colleagues and even clients. It is clearly a...

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Of Corporate Giants, Superstars, and Frontier Firms

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2018

It seems a trend has recently become headline worthy and fashionable. For a number of years industry concentration has been growing and a number of research papers have explored the...

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Intangibles Now Drive More Productivity Than Tangibles - Perhaps

by Andrew White  |  August 10, 2018

I recently read Capitalism without Capital which I thought was a great book.  Here is my review.  It turns out that I have read a number of research papers and...

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Economic Growth - The Promise of Information and Technology

by Andrew White  |  April 23, 2018

  In last week’s Economist there was an article that quite simply drew me in.  The Free Exchange article was titled, “Root and Branch-Economists understand little about the causes of...

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Book Review: An Extraordinary Time - The End of the Post War Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, by Marc Levinson

by Andrew White  |  January 11, 2017

This is a reasonable book, easy to read, written more as a history of what happened, rather than than explanation for why stuff happened.  The early part of the book...

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Why are CEOs not driving productivity?

by Mark Raskino  |  December 14, 2016

Economists across the world are both puzzled and concerned about an apparent dip in long term productivity growth. Their worries are giving rise to frequent business news editorials about the...

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