What would happen if the four-day workweek came to Wall Street?
The push for a four-day workweek has gained traction during the pandemic, but it’s not a new idea. Then vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon even campaigned on it during the 1956 election. Around the same time, Wall Street shortened its trading hours from five and a half days a week to only five. We got rid
Economic predictions with Gary Shilling
American financial and economic advisor Gary Shilling shared his thoughts on how the U.S. will recover after the pandemic. What does the workplace look like once the workforce is vaccinated? Well, it’s going to look different. Obviously, people have gotten used to working from home. And we are learning how to use telecommunication technology that’s
How can the U.S. stop cyber attackers?
At the beginning of 2020, we start to see a new trend that is now prevalent throughout the industry where not only did cyber attackers encrypt your data, but they also stole that data and then threatened to post or leak it if the ransom isn’t paid. So that really has driven up the ransom
How the COVID pandemic changed the U.S. economy? Interview with a chief economic advisor at Allianz Mohamed El-Erian.
What is the workplace look like once the workforce is fully vaccinated? It’s going to look different in the sense there will be much more hybrid work. There will be people working in offices, and they’ll be people working at home. It is going to be a much more fluid population than it was before
When will the U.S. economy recover?
We’re bringing together some of the brightest minds in finance and economics. Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, answered our questions about the new normal of work, everything from which jobs are going extinct to what the future workplace will even look like in a post-pandemic world. What is the workplace look like
Do high taxes force wealthy people to flee?
In early April, the New York state legislature passed a $212 billion budget for 2022. Among spending cuts, it includes tax increases on the wealthy. Others have done the same – New Jersey raised that top rate from 8.97% to 10.75% for those making a million dollars or more. Raising taxes on the wealthy is
Funerals are getting more expensive in the U.S.
The history of funeral homes in America really begins with the Civil War. Prior to that, families in America would care for their own dead. Their bodies were prepared and displayed in the parlor of the house. It wasn’t until after the war that embalming became a regular practice. Families would request that their dead
Could China use bitcoin as a “financial weapon” against the U.S.?
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel sounding an alarm on bitcoin speaking at a Nixon foundation event teal said quote “I do wonder whether if at this point bitcoin should also be thought of in part as a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S. It threatens fiat money, but it especially threatens the dollar.” He says he’s
How U.S. companies have been dealing with the tensions between China and the U.S.
The tensions are over the alleged human rights abuses in China’s far west region of Xinjiang, and with all of the calls to boycott brands like Nike and H&M, we decided to go down to a popular shopping district here in Beijing to see what’s going on. What we found was that H&M was really
The post-pandemic pilot shortage in the aviation industry
A major milestone for U.S air travel – the TSA screened more than 1.5 million passengers on Sunday, the most in more than a year though still short of pre-pandemic levels. While demand is snapping back, a new study highlights a different problem for the aviation industry – a pilot shortage. Consulting firm Oliver Wyman