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  • Secretary Scalia to Pension Funds: Manage for Returns, Not Virtue Signaling

    June 24, 2020
    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Labor Secretary Scalia explains the reasoning behind a proposed rule reaffirming that pension funds should focus on providing benefits to retirees. The current vogue for investments guided by environmental, social, and corporate governance goals has raised concerns that fund managers have been playing politics with the retirement nest eggs of American workers.
  • Anti-Corporate Author: Get Over Your Vanity and Just Read "Impeccable" New York Times

    June 10, 2020
    Are you struggling to stay informed in an Internet landscape full of conflicting sources and analysis? Good news—a New York Times bestselling author (and former New York Times columnist) has the solution. Just read The New York Times!
  • Value of Employee Benefits in Eye of Beholder

    June 5, 2020
    Advocates of “social responsibility” and environmental, social, and governance standards for companies have little interest in their proposed requirements being voluntary, despite frequent protestations to the contrary.
  • "Social Responsibility" Expectations for Business Pivot from Voluntary to Mandatory

    June 3, 2020
    The Financial Times reported that many companies have cut dividends to shareholders because they are struggling with the current economic downturn. But even after we’ve recovered from the current emergency, reporter Billy Nauman writes, “[the] popularity of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing could mean that dividend cuts extend beyond the downturn.”
  • There Is No Such Thing as "Safe"

    May 29, 2020
    Iain Murray has a great essay up at Law & Liberty today on why some groups of Americans are perceiving quarantine policies so differently from others. The reason is largely because different Americans have different value hierarchies—they prioritize different values when it comes to public policy.
  • Lean on Business Leaders to Defend Markets

    May 22, 2020
    One on the main goals of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Advancing Capitalism is for more business leaders to prioritize the defense of the political environment—limited government and a market economy—that makes their own success in business possible.
  • Retro Review: Irving Kristol's "Two Cheers for Capitalism"

    May 13, 2020
    Long before we began debating the wisdom of neoconservative foreign policy, Irving Kristol was writing about domestic economic policy and the future of capitalism. His 1978 book Two Cheers for Capitalism addresses the issues of the day and makes conservative arguments about how people will be dissatisfied with any society that delivers material prosperity but seems to lack a higher meaning.
  • New Profile in Capitalism: Ariel Corporation CEO Karen Wright

    May 5, 2020
    Some CEOs seem to have more hours in the day than others. Such is the case of Karen Wright, the head of Ariel Corporation, a leading maker of natural gas compressors. Leading this successful American manufacturing company since 2001, she has carved out a role as an advocate for her industry and her convictions.
  • Shield Employers from COVID-19 Liabilities Created by Government

    April 30, 2020
    Now that government officials and business owners are planning for a “semi-normal” phase of post-quarantine reopening, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s recent “Implementing a National Return to Work Plan” letter to members outlines several legal and regulatory issues the organization believes need to be addressed by policy makers.
  • VIDEO: Cato Experts on Coronavirus and the Constitution

    April 23, 2020
    Recently three legal experts from the Cato Institute hosted a fascinating discussion of recent pandemic-related legal enactments, “Coronavirus and the Constitution.” Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, and Walter Olson addressed recent moves from local, state, and federal officials, comparing them to similar policies in previous public health emergencies, reaching all the way back to the 18th century.

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