Pulse: US


Biden Opts for Growth and Equity While Republicans Whine

Congressional Republicans who eagerly supported massive increases in the budget deficit under Donald Trump have been quick to resuscitate their deficit concerns so they can denounce President Joseph Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.” In the words of Florida Senator Rick Scott, the plan is just “massive spending … with no accountability.”

Hale Report: Podcast Episode 11 - US-China Relations with William Overholt

Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, is joined by Dr. William Overholt, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Business, to discuss US-China relations in the new Biden Administration.

To listen to the podcast, please click here. (50 mins)

For a copy of the full transcript, please click here.

 

 

George Shultz, 100, gives 'young' Biden advice on climate change: carbon pricing

George Shultz’s brilliant career as a public servant, economist, Fortune 500 executive, dean of the University of Chicago’s business school and now Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University has helped shape the trajectory of America’s economic and foreign policy throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

PODCAST: Robert J Gordon-The Knowns and Unknowns of the COVID Economy

Welcome to the Hale Report and the latest episode of our podcast series. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Robert J Gordon, the Stanley G. Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. His chosen topic: The Knowns and Unknowns of the Covid Economy. He is an authority on a topic that presents one of the greatest economic puzzles of our time: productivity.

U.S.-Taiwan Relations After the U.S. Election Talk at Georgetown's SFS

Eleanor Shiori Hughes is an MA Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS).  In this report, she details how she recently hosted a webinar for her graduate program with Sean King, Senior VP of Park Strategies and an affiliated scholar at the University of Notre Dame's Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, on the evolution of U.S.-Taiwan relations and its trajectory going forward under the incoming Biden administration. 

 

‘Second Wave’ Should Not Derail the Economic Recovery

Overreactions by Some Governors (and Perhaps President Biden) May Force a Short Contraction Near Year-End; This Would Be Followed by a Big Spring Rebound – Still Reach a New GDP Peak by 21Q3

Stop Worrying About ACA Repeal (Part B): Concentrate on Game-Changing Interoperability & Transparency Regulations

Co-wrote with Matt Dumas,  the Founder and Managing Partner of Chasm Partners, a retained executive search firm focused on the healthcare technology and services space.

EconVue Spotlight - Operation Warp Speed October 31, 2020

Halloween weekend seems a good time to try to look past fears about the US elections to the lingering challenges that continue to haunt the global economy. As COVID cases accelerate, the hope that this disease would burn itself out has vanished, and a lasting economic recovery seems to hinge on finding a vaccine.  Beyond distribution, costs, vaccine reticence, and logistics, what are the hurdles we face once a preventative inoculation has been found?  

Stop Worrying About ACA Repeal: It’s Not Going to Happen (Part A)

Co-authored with Matt Dumas. Matt is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chasm Partners, a retained executive search firm focused on the healthcare technology and services space.

Part B of the article can be found here.

Remarks: Canada, The Americas and the Global Economy: Investing in an interconnected world - October 14, 2020

The annual Global Macro Conference sponsored and organized by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and Scotiabank’s Global Capital Markets - October 13-14, 2020

My remarks on the Oct. 14 Pension CIO panel follow.* 

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