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Short Termism

CEO Admits That Environmentalism Does Cost Him Profits

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

No one scrutinizes and nitpicks bold decisions quite like family. Except, maybe, Wall Street. Publicly traded companies are often constrained by the ...

How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of h...

How To Reform Executive Pay

Alex Edmans | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Alex Edmans

Executive pay is a high-profile topic which almost everyone has an opinion about, and many believe the entire system is broken. But despite being well-intentioned, many suggested reforms may not be targeting the elements of pay that are most critical for shareholder value and society.

The Free Market Doesn't Have to Be Short Term

Ben Goldsmith | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Ben Goldsmith

LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 1)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Andrew Winston

Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.

Health Care Reform: A Time for "Long-termism"

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

Similar to other businesses, the motivation for hospital excessive short-termism is to meet annual operating margin targets and preserve bond ratings, but the value forgone affects society, not just shareholders, and has slowed and even distorted the evolution of hospitals themselves.

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.