Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

At the end of this most calamitous year, it is possible to envision a brighter 2021. Here are the forces and events likely to shape the days ahead.

Racism, Business and My Journey

Racism is a cancer within our species and our society, one that too often we choose not to tackle. From my own journey, I know that the first step is recognition.

The Biden Agenda for US-China Relations

Mutual interest, and survival, rests upon two strategic adversaries understanding one another and acknowledging that their differences are not merely about the personalities of who momentarily directs national policy.

Higher Education in Post-Covid America

Higher education, long in denial about the need to fundamentally change, must now embrace its moment to cross the Rubicon.

A pandemic, a solvency crisis and inflation may seem a strange combination. But 2020 has been a strange year in more ways than one – 2021 might even outdo it.

One year ago, if we were told the following twelve months would witness the worst global pandemic since 1918, precipitating the greatest global economic collapse since the 1930s, it would have been easy to envisage the lowest bond yields in history. But it would have been almost impossible to imagine functioning capital markets, much less equity markets flirting with all-time highs by year end 2020.

Heading into the holiday season, the United States is confronting a spike in COVID-19 infections and renewed restrictions on commerce. Unless Congress acts immediately to extend and expand support for workers, households, small businesses, and state and local governments, the hard-won gains from the previous stimulus could be lost.

Mutual interest, and survival, rests upon two strategic adversaries understanding one another and acknowledging that their differences are not merely about the personalities of who momentarily directs national policy.

Higher education, long in denial about the need to fundamentally change, must now embrace its moment to cross the Rubicon.

Racism is a cancer within our species and our society, one that too often we choose not to tackle. From my own journey, I know that the first step is recognition.

At the end of this most calamitous year, it is possible to envision a brighter 2021. Here are the forces and events likely to shape the days ahead.

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