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Is Higher Education Doing Its Job? An Interview With Janet Napolitano

September 26th, 2016

In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, the role of higher education has become central to the debate about economic opportunity and income inequality.  We approached Janet Napolitano, former Governor of Arizona and Secretary of Homeland Security and current President of the University of California, to discuss how she sees the role of higher education in today’s economy and society, and how students are driving change in the university’s mission.

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Presidential Election: Infrastructure vs. Tax Cuts — Is That All There Is?

August 26th, 2016

Gail FolserIn my April 2014 Commentary, Economic Complacency Is Not an Economic Policy, I noted that Americans were frustrated with their economic prospects almost six years after the Great Financial Crisis ended and yet the nation’s political leadership was focused on tactical policies like implementation of the Affordable Care Act, environmental regulations and funding the Highway Trust Fund.  

Do Energy Stocks Signal Higher Oil Prices?

October 17th, 2016

Oil has staged a marked rebound from its February 2016 low, albeit on a somewhat bumpy path.1  Nevertheless, the market remains conflicted about the future of oil prices, with bulls and bears pointing to their own set of supporting facts on opposing sides of the issue.  The trend in energy stocks tells us a lot about the future of oil prices, however.

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October 2016

This report will explore how demand for fossil fuels will be shaped by a growing global emphasis on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and will include considerations on how progress toward climate change goals can create opportunities for strategic partnerships among sectors on technology and innovation.

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September 5th, 2016

On September 5, 2016, The GailFosler Group (GFG) convened a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders in London to exchange and synthesize their views on key global business issues.


Oil is down, stock markets are up and the political landscape is uncertain but GFG’s views are unchanged from our June 2016 Global Outlook report.


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