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Jason Brennan “Against Democracy”
Jason Brennan “Against Democracy”
Churchill famously called democracy "the worst system of government, except for all the others that have been tried." Could we do better? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia chats...
Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking
Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking
Several speakers at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and...
Jason Schloetzer
The Decline of the Baronial CEO
The Decline of the Baronial CEO
“C.E.O. tenure is down from the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, and the G.E. situation is a reflection of that,” said Jason D. Schloetzer, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of...
Thomas Cooke
Lawmakers Pushing Legislation to Relieve Craft Beverage Industry of Tax Burdens
Lawmakers Pushing Legislation to Relieve Craft Beverage Industry of Tax Burdens
“The average person, they would say, ‘I want to pay less taxes.’ But that same person wants better roads, better airports, better air, better water. These are things that come at a cost,” said Thomas...
Christine Porath
Can Civility In The Workplace Save You Time And Money?
Can Civility In The Workplace Save You Time And Money?
Christine Porath: I think it really comes down to answering the question, "Who do you want to be, and do you believe in what you're doing professionally?" If you feel like you follow...
What’s Next For Uber?
What’s Next For Uber?
Jeff Reid, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the founding director of the school’s entrepreneurship initiative, said success will flow from an improved corporate...
Douglas McCabe
One Major Question Remains for Uber: Why Is Its Head of HR Still There?
One Major Question Remains for Uber: Why Is Its Head of HR Still There?
"The purpose of a human resource management senior vice president is to, first of all, form the strategy for what a company ought to be doing in human capital management, what is going to be the...
reena aggarwal
Uber IPO Prospects May be Helped by Resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick
Uber IPO Prospects May be Helped by Resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick
While operating without most of an executive team seems frightening, Uber now has a chance to build a completely new, and likely more experienced, senior management group, which should signal to Wall...
Uber’s CEO Steps Down Amid Shareholder Pressure After Multiple Scandals
Uber’s CEO Steps Down Amid Shareholder Pressure After Multiple Scandals
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO after shareholders revolted over the string of scandals that rocked the company, including claims of sexual harassment and misconduct. Marlene Towns,...
James Angel
A Push on Capitol Hill to Bring Medical Volunteers Across State Lines
A Push on Capitol Hill to Bring Medical Volunteers Across State Lines
Duncan is trying to eliminate regulations that prevent the practice. Georgetown University professor James Angel reminds us getting rid of these regulations will have to be done locally. “Everything...
robert bies
Experts: Uber Faces Daunting Challenge Without Travis Kalanick
Experts: Uber Faces Daunting Challenge Without Travis Kalanick
“There had to be a sacrificial lamb,” said Robert Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “This is an organization that is a great success story but...
Center for Financial Markets and Policy Hosts Financial Fraud Conference
Center for Financial Markets and Policy Hosts Financial Fraud Conference

The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy hosted a two-day conference, “Emerging Frauds in the Digital Age,” in partnership with the U.S...

Jason Schloetzer
Uber has a leadership void at a time of crisis
Uber has a leadership void at a time of crisis
"It's a reflection of what you see in many founder-run companies: The founder has been given a lot of control," says Jason Schloetzer, a professor at Georgetown who studies corporate...
FINRA to Weigh Rule Changes Targeting High-Risk Brokers
FINRA to Weigh Rule Changes Targeting High-Risk Brokers
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority also will issue regulatory guidance clarifying firms' existing supervisory obligations relating to brokers that pose special risks, CEO Robert Cook...
Fresh Push to Scrutinize Stockbrokers with Red Flags
Fresh Push to Scrutinize Stockbrokers with Red Flags
The guidance will tell firms how to conduct “heightened supervision” on such brokers, but won’t impose new requirements on the industry, FINRA CEO Robert Cook said in a speech on Monday at Georgetown...
PIMCO President to Retire; Co-COOs Named
PIMCO President to Retire; Co-COOs Named
In January, Jacobs will join Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy as a distinguished global fellow. Jacobs was also recently appointed to the board of directors of The...

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