How Trump Throws Away His Own Power

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. 

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It's time to reinvent the Federal Reserve

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.

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Captains of Finance Dismiss Bitcoin at Their Peril

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.

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What Could Go Right: Gretchen Rubin

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?

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Democrats love bashing Trump. But that alone won't help them win again

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. 

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What Could Go Right: Philip Bobbitt

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.
 

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What Could Go Right: Chris Schroeder

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.
 

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What Could Go Right: Liz Ann Sonders

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.
 

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