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Committee for Economic Development

Corporate Political Spending: Show Me the Money!

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Tracking, transparency, and trust. Together, these three words should become a template for ensuring good corporate governance and for helping to promote standards of excellence and accountability among American companies of which all of us can be proud.

When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

College Costs and the American Dream

Charles Kolb | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

For the first time in decades, young Americans are now questioning whether obtaining more postsecondary education is worth the time and expense.

Republicans and Immigration

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Charles Kolb

From a political perspective, the current approach of the Republican Party borders on suicidal. But it is more than that: It is also wrong on the merits. As Reagan showed us, America has always been about openness, about welcoming citizens from around the world.

JPMorgan and Walmart: Two Stories, One Bottom Line

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

It's really only one story, told over and over again: Aggressive growth goals, with executives under pressure to do whatever is necessary to meet the targets.