America offers societal freedoms many of us seem to believe that comes with huge, often under recognized and to my mind, hard to defend costs. Three examples here are 1) free, unfettered financial markets, 2) a free, wide-open internet, and 3) free nearly unlimited access to firearms.
David Simon explains how his new show “The Deuce" is a "critique of a market based logic that I think has prevailed almost to the exclusion of other metrics in terms of how we measure our society."
Soon after a passenger was dragged off a United flight back in April, Gordon Bethune called the passenger, “immature.” And he's sticking to it.
When Jeff Immelt became CEO of GE (GE) some 16 years ago, the big question was would he be able to fill the shoes of his legendary and crusty predecessor, Jack Welch. To be sure, Immelt — a large, physical presence as Welch is almost impish — was a different CEO for a different time. Thrust into running
Glenn Hutchins, tech investor and co-founder of Silver Lake Partners, has some advice for young people starting their business careers.
Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger sees a lot wrong with the healthcare system. He believes a single-payer system is the solution.
Glenn Close, the award-winning actress, was introduced to Warren Buffett by the journalist Carol Loomis, at a restaurant in Larchmont, New York some 10 years ago. Since then Buffett and Close have socialized occasionally.
Warren Buffett argues that the U.S. can get over a lot. "We've had plenty of times in this country where the feelings have been intense," he said. "But it's never stopped the country. The economy grows."
Warren Buffett hasn’t yet named a successor, but he has tabbed money managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, to take over the key investment operations of Berkshire Hathaway.
Beware the acceleration of technological change and commoditization in digital media. One thing I know for sure: There’s no more ‘set it and forget it’ in this business.
Is right now as good as it gets for the economy? San Francisco Fed President John Williams seems to be saying we’re getting pretty darn close. In an interview with me at the Yahoo Finance headquarters, Williams said that the economy was “in a good place,” and that the Fed’s job has now changed from
Larry Summers has some advice for the media. In an interview in his offices at Harvard University, I asked Professor Summers, former President of Harvard, Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration and a Director of the National Economic Council under President Obama, how the media should
Larry Summers is a not a believer—at least at this point. The former Treasury Secretary cast doubt on many of the policies set forth by the Trump Administration during an interview in his offices at Harvard University. Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University and the
Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, says he has his doubts as to whether tax reform can be passed before the August Congressional recess as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has suggested. Summers also said that he thought the tax plan put forth by Congressman