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Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

Bill George | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Bill George

Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Unfortunately, many activist investors have damaged that faith. The staying power of activists will depend on whether they are able to regain our confidence through sustained financial performance, heightened innovation, and greater long-term investments, not just immediate gains.

The DuPont Proxy Contest Is a Battle for the Soul of American Capitalism

Bill George | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bill George

The DuPont proxy vote is a part of a battle for the soul of corporate America. The venerable Martin Lipton, quoted in Nocera's column, has it right: this form of shareholder value is "a disaster for the country."

American Capitalism vs. American Business

Steven Conn | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

Perhaps it's time we acknowledge a fundamental contradiction of the American economy: American finance capitalism is bad for American business.