It’s fashionable these days to compare our present to the Gilded Age: rising inequality, labor struggling while capital thrives, an astonishingly wealthy and concentrated elite appearing to amass an inordinate amount of power. But a stark difference between our era and the last decades of the 19th century is the nature of the American presidency.Read More
In the endless swirl of noise and controversy emanating from Washington these days, it is easy to overlook a more mundane but significant challenge facing the US government: its institutions are getting old. With the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, most substantial agencies are at least decades old and many date back much longer.Read More
THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY today looks stable and boring, with a few megabanks ever-more entrenched and markets that may not offer the same risks and rewards as before the 2008-2009 financial crisis but which remain highly profitable for incumbents. That stasis, however, masks looming challenges to the sclerotic incumbents. Two such challenges were much in evidence this past week: Bitcoin and China.Read More
Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born international economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She currently serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, Seagate Technology, Chevron Corporation, and Barrick Gold, the global miner.Read More
Risk. Mention the word, and many investment professionals pause. Traders, hedge funds, and a few quantitative firms and their algorithms may love risk. But these days, the preponderance of investors, advisors, strategists, and their clients—not to mention the individual investorRead More
In 1973, the late, great historian Arthur Schlesinger published The Imperial Presidency, charting the post-World War II expansion of presidential power and warning that the office had dangerously diverged from the parameters established by the Constitution and subsequent precedent.Read More
Zachary Karabell of Envestnet discusses Fed policy and the next move for stocks with Brian Sullivan.Read More
FOR YEARS, THE ascent of tech has broadly been viewed as positive, heralding an era of increased productivity and greater communication. But recently, the litany of corporate missteps and a general sense of power accreting to a few extraordinarily rich and powerful companies and the men–yes, largely men–who lead them has triggered a wave of criticisms of the once-Teflon culture of the Valley.Read More
Bitcoin has a total market capitalization of barely $45 billion, which is a pittance compared to hundreds of trillions in stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments worldwide. And yet advisors report that Bitcoin is among investors' most prevalent curiosities today.Read More
BITCOIN: Far or the future? The question has dogged the digital currency since its inception nearly a decade ago, and recent developments raise it anew. Last week, a new variant of bitcoin emerged via a “fork” in its underlying code, threatening to confuse and divide the still-small world of bitcoin adherents.Read More
Gretchen Rubin is an American author, blogger, and speaker. She writes on subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature, with multiple New York Times bestsellers like Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project. She and long time friend Zachary Karabell sit down to discuss her latest book, what she's learned from studying human nature and of course, what could go right?Read More
The Dow ended the day lower, but Netflix set a record high. Zachary Karabell, the president of River Twice Research and head of global strategies at Envestnet, joined CBSN to discuss the state of the market and whether the failure of the latest health care bill is having an impact.Read More
As the United States commemorates 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans are not in a celebratory mood. According to most polls, 60% of the country believes that America is on the wrong track; that number is slightly higher among Republicans.Read More
As the wheels of Trumplandia continue to spin, it’s been easy to overlook one glaring reality: Democrats in Congress are doing almost nothing other than finding new and creative ways to resist the Republicans. As a political tactic, that may be smart, but it leaves the public and voters with no clear or viable alternative as attention slowly begins to turn to mid-term elections in 2018.Read More
With the S&P 500 up nearly 10% for the year through mid-June, many investors are nervous about what lies ahead. Even more nerve-wracking is that an outsized portion of the total returns have been generated by just a few stocks.Read More
Alec Ross has accomplished a lot in a short career and he's nowhere near finished. Zachary sits down with Alec to discuss everything from his past experience in the White House to the state of innovation in the country to fatherhood.Read More
Philip Bobbitt has had a decorated career as author, lawyer, educator, and leader. Beyond high level stints in the government as well as universities such as UT-Austin and Columbia, he's also found time to write deeply researched books taking ideas of great thinkers and connecting them to present day. Zachary and Philip sit down to discuss the current political landscape, how to deal with terrorism, and where we are in the cycles of history.
Entrepreneur, Advisor, Author, CEO, board member and one of the more decent people you’ll ever meet, Chris is what Zachary calls 'an unusual soul'. After advising companies and launching his own as a founder, he's established himself as a key voice in the Middle East startup world. Listen as Chris describes his micro and macro observations around the massive untapped potential of one of the more divisive and least understood regions of our world.
A leading light of Wall Street and Charles Schwab, LizAnn Sonders is one of the most influential and insightful voices in the financial sector. Longtime peers, she and Zachary cover topics from wage growth to the realities of the millennial generation to where optimism can be found today. Give a listen and reach out to both with your comments.