This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.
There are plenty of places around the globe where the private sector isn't burdened by regulation. Like Bangladesh, where under-regulated factory operations yield cheap clothing at the price of human life. Or China, where you can't ever be quite sure what you're eating and whether it will poison you.
The private sector isn't bad, nor is the SEC, or at least they don't have to be. Common sense reforms that strike at the heart of deleterious incentives are the only ways to cure the financial regulatory system of its toothless regulations and laughable oversight mechanisms.
Rethinking and reforms are both taking place. But we still do not know the final destination, be it for the redefinition of monetary policy, or the contours of financial regulation, or the role of macroprudential tools.
As we prepare for the next round of struggle, we should think of guns as the most dangerous products that consumers can buy in the American marketplace, and find ways to make them safer.
President Obama announced yesterday his selection of Howard Shelanski as the next Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. OIRA, although not widely known, reviews the regulations that are adopted by nearly all federal agencies.
It may seem insensitive, at the very least, to evoke Ghostbusters while discussing a tragedy that claimed at least 15 lives. But it's worth thinking about how much our political/entertainment culture has ridiculed and feminized the impulse towards regulation and safety.
The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.
Poorly thought-out government regulations can do tremendous harm. To date, the Republican Party's efforts against them have been heavy on bluster and light on action. By thinking bigger and thinking smaller, however, there's a good chance that the GOP could move forward with real regulatory reform.
The roles of a lead director and board chair are different. More and more American corporations are moving towards effective, non-executive chairs. Banks should not be dragging their feet.
Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.
"On occasions when they ask why they can't have Cheetos, Froot Loops or yogurt in a tube I tell them it's because these things aren't real food. They taste good, but they don't help their bodies grow strong or give them big muscles."
If you were to believe the mythology du jour, McDonald's is nearing the final phase of its diabolical plan to capture the hearts and minds of you and ...
Just about everyone in America agrees and feels that there is too much regulation everywhere -- local, state and federal. Just about everyone also fee...
Despite negative public sentiment and the rise of the Occupy movement, the avarice on Wall Street arrogantly continues on. The big banks are now even bigger and more powerful than they were in 2008 when they were bailed out by the U.S. taxpayers.
The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.