Monday, February 27, 2017
  1. Don’t Cry for Corporate America

    Stephen S. Roach

    Don’t Cry for Corporate America


     debunks the Trump administration's claim that the US economy needs tax cuts and deregulation.

    Park Avenue NYC
    In an ideal world, it would be nice to streamline, simplify, and even reduce tax and regulatory burdens on US businesses. But business is not the weak link in the US economic chain; workers are, because economic returns have shifted dramatically from the providers of labor to the owners of capital over the past 25 years. READ MORE
  2. Boosting South Africa’s Diversity Dividend

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Boosting South Africa’s Diversity Dividend


     argues that the country's private sector has a strong interest in improving economic inclusiveness.

    Newsart for Boosting South Africa’s Diversity Dividend Marco Longari/Getty Images
    South Africa will need much more than improved economic governance if it is to reduce inequality and achieve strong growth. In particular, the private sector must deepen its efforts to improve economic inclusion, and capitalize on the well-known benefits of greater diversity in the workforce and the boardroom. READ MORE
  3. The WTO Reborn?

    Arvind Subramanian

    The WTO Reborn?


     identifies three key developments that could enable the revival of trade multilateralism.

    Press conference IMF WTO OECD
    Recent rebukes of globalization, such as the UK's Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as US president, suggest that the marginalization of the World Trade Organization will continue. But these outcomes may actually have the opposite effect, owing to three key developments. READ MORE
  4. Achieving an African Industrial Revolution

    Justin Yifu Lin, ET AL

    Achieving an African Industrial Revolution

    &  propose partnerships between Italy and China to support the continent's economic modernization.

    Addis Aba CHinese investment v2 Eric Lafforgue/Getty Images
    After decades in the slow lane, Africa's economy has had its foot on the accelerator, with impressive growth since the mid-2000s solidifying its potential as the global economy's next new growth engine. But sustaining rapid development will take work – and help from countries like China and Italy. READ MORE
  5. How to Be a Misleader

    Lucy P. Marcus
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