November 29th, 2016
A rising sense of domestic insecurity made a dramatic mark on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. To add historical perspective on the rise in violence in America and its impact on political alignments, we spoke with Beverly Gage, professor of 20th-century American history at Yale University, about the history of violence in America and its effects on American politics and immigration policy.
November 16th, 2016
In the fast-paced days since Donald J. Trump clinched the U.S. Presidency, financial and media analysts have scrambled to list areas in which the new Trump Administration is likely to upend current policy orthodoxy. President-elect Trump has criticized the Fed’s low interest rate policies as ineffective and distorting, a corner of the U.S. policy arena only now getting serious attention.
November 9th, 2016
The growing global commitment to battle climate change combined with the collapse in oil prices clouds the long-term outlook for fossil fuels, especially oil. The recent implementation of the UN Paris Agreement, which has been ratified by 100 countries, including the four largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters — the United States, China, India and the European Union — would appear to put fossil fuels and climate objectives on a collision course.