The time for slowly reducing fossil fuel consumption is past. The moment has arrived to slam on the brakes – hard and fast. Full stop, as soon as possible. Not just in Minnesota, but around the nation and across the world.
Renowned scholar Anne Krueger, who has held top economic posts at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, returned to her former academic home at the University of Minnesota. On her latest visit, she received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree.
“Inequality begins at birth,” Art Rolnick said in response to the question about what he’s working on now. “Indeed, it begins prenatal. And there is no market for purchasing parents. That is, there is a market failure.”
“Norway has thought long and hard about investment policy and transparency,” says Kurt Winkelmann. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund embraces the discipline of publishing every relevant piece of information to the public. The managers are unusually open about the fund’s investment objectives and investment considerations.
The shift toward one-time bonuses from sustained wage increases is less favorable for workers, said Fatih Guvenen. “Bonuses are never guaranteed,” he said, adding they give companies the flexibility to drop pay perks during a downturn.
Employment in the music and motion-picture industries has expanded. The new jobs pay less than when gatekeepers ruled the earth, but Waldfogel found that as a whole, the industry is producing an ever-increasing number of well-reviewed movies and albums.