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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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New civil infrastructure will be digital to the core

by Mark Raskino  |  December 1, 2016

Following this year's Brexit vote and the Donald Trump election there is a distinct policy shift in British and American politics and economics. The idea of pursuing fiscal stimulus by investing...

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Monopolies, Oligarchies, and Our Digital Business Future

by Jack Santos  |  January 27, 2016

Quick civics quiz.   In the United States, monopolies are illegal. True or False? As business people, we have a love-hate relationship with monopolies....would love to be one, but hate having to...

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The issue U.S. presidential candidates are afraid to talk about...

by Jack Santos  |  August 5, 2015

We don't normally venture into politics in this venue - tech issues only.  But technology - and its social implications - is at a crossroads. It comes to a head...

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Banging on the Drum: US Needs More Competitors

by Andrew White  |  July 9, 2015

I really felt that the article in today's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal by Greg IP on point.  it was titled, "Why Corporate America Needs Some More...

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UK's Prime Minister David Cameron: Now Down to Work

by Andrew White  |  May 9, 2015

On Thursday the UK delivered a stunning victory to the Conservative Party.  Not since 1992 has the Conservative's had a clear majority.  By now the Champagne has probably lots its fizz...

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Iceland to lead the way in preventing financial bubbles!

by Andrew White  |  April 10, 2015

Monetary Reform: Iceland. One does not think of Iceland for monetary policy reform or innovation.  With a population of around 300,000 and a currency as far removed from reserve status...

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New FICO Credit Score May Lead to Unintended Consequences

by Andrew White  |  April 3, 2015

When a production plan operates with a notable proportion of the schedule 'past due', it appears logical to many that the way to reduce the past due backlog is to...

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