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Reality collides with Trump's promises

The president proclaims a successful first month despite falling short on major pledges.<p>President Donald Trump touts “incredible progress” in his first month in office. But the frenetic period that opened with an inaugural address about “American carnage” and ended with a raucous campaign rally has …

Donald Trump

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Border-Wall-Tax Idea Is Bonkers, Says Everyone

Apparently no one in the White House realized an import tax would hurt Americans just as much as Mexicans.<p>In a worrisome preview of what the next four years could hold, <b>Donald Trump</b> on Thursday reiterated that he would make Mexico pay for a multi-billion-dollar wall along the southern border, and …

Mark Zuckerberg: The US “is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that”

Facebook’s leaders are finally breaking their silence on the new US president.<p>On Friday afternoon, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a short essay in defense of immigrants and refugees. “The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that,” he wrote, noting that his own …

Donald Trump's wall will be a fitting monument for an unfit leader | John Paul Brammer

The president’s plan to seal us off from Mexico is yet another unhinged act of aggression in his ongoing war against reality<p>President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to build a massive southern border wall, fulfilling a key campaign promise he made to his supporters during his …

Donald Trump

We broke the Panama Papers story. Here's how to investigate Donald Trump

We were successful because we collaborated with other journalists. Now it is time for the media to join forces once again – especially given the threat Trump poses<p>Donald Trump is now president. This challenges many of us, not least members of the press. Countless reporters are still shaken and …

Donald Trump

President Trump’s first actions involve making home ownership a lot more expensive for the middle class

<b>President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. He is joined by his wife Melania Trump and and daughter Tiffany Trump. At far right is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with</b> …

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A theory from two Harvard professors explains why American voters prefer incompetence

Do voters want competence from their elected officials?<p>In an intriguing new paper (pdf), a pair of Harvard business professors argue that a certain segment of voters—primarily lower educated and rural—will choose incompetent candidates over competent ones<i>,</i> in order to protect themselves from being …

Voting

Xi Jinping rebuked Donald Trump, positioning himself as champion of globalization

Xi Jinping, China’s president, offered a robust defense of the Davos world order, positioning himself as globalization’s most vocal champion, and suggesting the system needed reform, not rebuke.<p>While never addressing US president-elect Donald Trump by name, Xi directly and negatively responded to …

Donald Trump

Four Reasons Trump Will Quit

As startling and unprecedented as it may be, there's a good chance Donald Trump won't finish out even one term as president. Yes, Richard Nixon resigned from office, so technically, there is a "precedent," but Nixon's case was different. Nixon resigned in disgrace to avoid being impeached--to avoid …

I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Europe

David Cameron could avoid a Brexit disaster—but he probably won’t

US president Barack Obama has touched down in London. He is presumably going to use his visit to tell prime minister David Cameron why it is in the best interests of both the US and the West for the UK to stay in the European Union.<p>The problem is that the EU has fallen out of favor many of its most …

Why a die-hard mechanical watch lover can't get the Apple Watch off his wrist after one year — and why that matters

In April of last year, Apple launched the Apple Watch, with a design by Jony Ive and Marc Newson.<p>Ever since Apple first announced the existence of the Apple Watch, there has been considerable speculation about what effect it might have on the health of mechanical horology, and whether or not it, …

Smartwatches

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

Self-improvement

The Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016

Whether it's meeting the next big client, forming a strong partnership, learning new skills, or getting good advice from a peer who's been there before, the return on investment of attending the right events can be substantial.<p>When my co-founder and I started Influence & Co. four years ago, we …

Entrepreneurship

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

It's been an eventful couple of years.<p>Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more.<p>But the real victory of Satya …

Satya Nadella

The new Apple revealed itself in 2015

Apple became the next version of itself this year.<p>A changing public face<p>Among the biggest changes was how Apple presented itself. Specifically, more of its executives spent more time in the public view, granting access, often proactively.<p>This year, CEO Tim Cook did a lot of interviews by Apple …

Jony Ive

2016 will be a year of living dangerously for the global economy

As oil prices fall further, China slows and Brazil risks collapse, cracks will be papered over and the scene set for a new implosion<p>Economic forecasting is a mug’s game. One thing that has been learned from the financial crisis and Great Recession is that even those equipped with the most …

Globalization

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

Can Nvidia create a connected car system that never becomes obsolete?

If you go to a Best Buy (s bby) and buy a high-end smartphone, you’re likely getting the most cutting edge hardware and software the mobile industry …

Scottish independence: Osborne and Alexander dismiss SNP currency plan

<b>UK Chancellor George Osborne believes the SNP "are tying themselves in knots" over plans to retain the pound in the event of a yes to independence.</b><p>He insisted that a currency union could only work as part of a political and economic union.<p>Scotland's SNP government wishes to maintain sterling in the …

Scotland