Building small business agility for 2023 volatility

Building small business agility for 2023 volatility

While there are signs the economic conditions are improving, small businesses are more likely to feel the pinch of rising interest rates, a looming recession threat and persistent labor shortages in 2023, according to Olin Business School’s Peter Boumgarden.
Next two years will be marked by gridlock, vetoes

Next two years will be marked by gridlock, vetoes

If the historic five-day, 15-ballot floor fight to elect the House speaker is any indication, the next two years in American politics will be marked by unavoidable gridlock and vetoes, according to Arts & Sciences’ Steven Smith.
Proposed Missouri library rule violates First Amendment

Proposed Missouri library rule violates First Amendment

A proposed rule that would restrict minors’ access to public library books without parental consent “would make Missourians less free and less informed,” said Greg Magarian, a professor of law and a First Amendment expert.
2023 will be the year of the battery

2023 will be the year of the battery

Major advances in battery technologies will bring us a big step closer this year to large-scale renewable energy goals, international energy independence and a big reduction in greenhouse gases, according to Arts & Sciences’ Michael Wysession.
New rules needed to govern consumer privacy

New rules needed to govern consumer privacy

A proposed federal commercial surveillance rule would be an important and overdue change in U.S. consumer protection, said Neil Richards, a privacy law expert at the Washington University School of Law.
Why a ‘red wave’ is not guaranteed

Why a ‘red wave’ is not guaranteed

Steve Smith, a leading congressional politics scholar, discusses the factors making 2022 midterms difficult to predict, what’s ahead for the second half of President Joe Biden’s term and the impact the midterm election could have on the GOP’s future.
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