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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.  

Means vs. Ends: What is the Fed Trying to Accomplish?

September 21st, 2016

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  In the case of the Federal Reserve, the “same thing” is not raising interest rates. Once again the Fed has chosen to side step the interest rate question—just as we anticipated in last month’s The Federal Reserve and the Presidential Election Cycle.

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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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