The Imaginary Problem of Short-Term Thinking. Mark Roe, August 17, 2015, Opinion. “Corporate “short-termism” may not be as interesting as Donald Trump’s latest gaffe, but it’s becoming an issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Corporations, the idea goes, are being run too much with an eye toward quarterly earnings instead of the long-term good of their businesses, their employees and the economy. Investors are to blame, and something needs to be done. Hillary Clinton has proposed making changes to U.S. capital-gains taxes and holding periods to encourage long-term investments…Link