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Is Technology Making the Financial System Less Secure? An Interview With Richard Ledgett

October 23rd, 2017

With the Equifax data breach fresh in everyone’s mind and fintech on the march, we sat down with Richard Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and recent recipient of the National Security Medal, to discuss cyber risk to our financial systems, the role of technology in increasing and mitigating risk, and what can be done to make the system and the individuals and organizations that use it more secure.

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The Economic Consequences of Tax Reform

December 14th, 2017

Gail FolserMedia reporting on the economic consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act now in conference is short on facts and long on polemics.  This is no superficial “giveaway” to the rich.  Rather, the act will benefit almost 34 million businesses, the overwhelming majority of them small, and transform the United States into a globally competitive platform for investment and expansion.

Does the Rise in Inequality Fuel the Rise of the Right?

January 17th, 2018

Recent elections have ushered a slew of right-wing politicians into power in several developed countries—or in the cases of France and the Netherlands, brought them uncomfortably close. Rising inequality, the oft-cited issue motivating the “rise of the right,” can arguably be alleviated through government-led policies of redistribution.

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January 29th, 2018

On January 29, 2018, GFG will once again convene a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders from around the world in New York City to exchange insights on key issues in the global business operating environment. 

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December 21st, 2017

Though we remain very positive on the global cycle, this report further develops our view that the United States is set for a recession in 2018.


November 21st, 2017

This report extends our 2015 Zone of Risk framework to assess how financial cycles evolve in the zone and link the timing of financial cycles to the timing of U.S. recessions.


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