Saturday, June 24, 2017
  1. The Underside of Uber

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The Underside of Uber

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     takes the company's board members and investors to task for enabling its ex-CEO's damaging behavior.

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    While the car-hailing app Uber’s board members and investors have received an outpouring of praise in recent days for forcing CEO Travis Kalanick to resign, they don’t deserve it. On the contrary, while Kalanick did indeed need to go, the move was long overdue – and it was delayed for all the wrong reasons. READ MORE
  2. Trump’s Sugar Swamp

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Trump’s Sugar Swamp

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     condemns the US government's protection of a highly damaging domestic industry.

    sugar harvest florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images
    As the US, Mexico, and Canada prepare to renegotiate NAFTA, much attention is being devoted to sugar. Indeed, the negotiations will probably produce a sweet deal for the US sugar industry, highlighting the emptiness of Donald Trump’s promise to reduce the influence of special interests over US policy. READ MORE
  3. Donald Trump’s Trade-Knowledge Deficit

    Pascal Salin
  4. Trump’s Trade Illogic

    Christopher Smart

    Trump’s Trade Illogic

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     points out three fundamental flaws in the US administration's approach to globalization.

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    As the Trump administration prepares to renegotiate NAFTA, the underlying logic of the US’s new approach to trade is about to receive prime-time scrutiny. When it does, the missed opportunities – on labor, subsidies, and competitiveness, and much else – will be impossible to ignore. READ MORE
  5. An IMF Bridge to Somewhere for Greece?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    An IMF Bridge to Somewhere for Greece?

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     says a compromise to prevent a default next month will work only if debt forgiveness follows.

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    The IMF has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that will allow Greece to avoid a payment default next month on debt owed to European creditors. But the Fund’s elegant compromise still leaves Greece under the shadow of an enormous debt overhang. READ MORE
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