Found 2 article(s) for author 'business'

Billionaires against Big Business: Growing Tensions in the Republican Party Coalition

Billionaires against Big Business: Growing Tensions in the Republican Party Coalition. Theda Skocpol, April 8, 2016, Paper. “As the Republican Party has shifted further to the right, policy battles have broken out between business associations and conservative groups. We use data from Congressional scorecards issued between 2007 and 2014 to analyze areas of policy divergence and convergence between two major organized players in the GOP coalition: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the increasingly comprehensive and assertive political network orchestrated by libertarian multibillionaires Charles and David Koch. We show that policy splits have widened and pinpoint the issue areas where free-market advocacy by the Koch network converges with or differs from the business-friendly menu of policies promoted by the U.S. Chamber. Our findings inform research on ideological polarization and associated shifts in party coalitions. They also illuminate the political reverberations of rising economic inequality, making it clear that the goals and strategies of very wealthy individuals may not be fully aligned with those pursued by business associations.Link

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Retiree Healthcare Plans: The Hidden Threat To Local Governments

Retiree Healthcare Plans: The Hidden Threat To Local Governments. Robert Pozen, March 25, 2015, Video. “Robert C. Pozen is Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was formerly Chairman of MFS Investment Management®, which manages over $200 billion in assets for over five million investors worldwide. This represents an increase of about 75% from the first half of 2004 when Bob was named Chairman. Bob was formerly vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company, the investment advisor to the Fidelity..Link

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