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Politics and Policy

Biden Should Go on Offense—Without Being Offensive

Yale leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and his co-author Steven Tian argue that President Joseph Biden has a strong record of economic accomplishment, and he should tout that at the first presidential debate rather than rely on populist attacks on big business.

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  • What I Learned Debating Vivek Ramaswamy

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who has tangled on cable news with the entrepreneur turned GOP candidate, says the key is to avoid following him down diversionary rabbit holes.

    Vivek Ramaswamy and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box in October 2022.
  • The Critics of Bidenomics Are Being Proven Wrong

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that much of the credit for the economic good news belongs to President Joe Biden and his transformative public investment programs.

    Joe Biden speaking in front of a "Bidenomics" sign
  • How Putin Cannibalizes the Russian Economy to Fund His War

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the Russian leader is fueling battles in Ukraine by shaking down his own people and leveraging his country’s future.

    Vladimir Putin holding a wine glass
  • The Business of ‘Anti-Woke’ Is Falling Flat

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the exchange-traded funds that boycott companies taking action on social issues are underperforming the market and struggling to find investors.

    Vivek Ramaswamy at the Vision 2024 National Conservative Forum in Charleston, South Carolina, in March 2023. 
  • How Property Tax Foreclosure Accelerates Gentrification and Magnifies the Racial Wealth Gap

    Non-white homeowners are at disproportionate risk of losing their homes over unpaid property taxes, shows new research from Yale SOM’s Cameron LaPoint.

    A house under foreclosure in Denver in 2007.
  • Expanding the Pathways from School to a Career

    Washington state’s collective action approach to career-connected learning expands students’ horizons, connects employers to their future workforce, and builds community, says Maud Daudon ’83 of Career Connect Washington.

    A student and instructor working with a piece of equipment
  • Why Connecticut’s Investments Are Underperforming

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and their team found that Connecticut’s return on its pension fund investments is among the worst in the nation. Their analysis of all 50 states offers some avenues for improvement.

    The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford with dark clouds in the sky
  • Cynicism and Ageism Are Drowning Out Biden’s Accomplishments as He Seeks Second Term

    Yale SOM leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that cynical media coverage and unwarranted concern over Biden’s age have muted the remarkable achievements of his first term.

    President Joe Biden speaking at an event
  • The Dominion Settlement Is Just the Beginning of Fox’s Nightmare

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the historic settlement and the revelations that preceded it have left Fox Corporation damaged and vulnerable to additional litigation.

    A sign reading "How do you Fox News?"
  • Just Say No to Handing Putin Control of the UN Security Council

    Russia is slated to assume the presidency of the UN Security Council on April 1. Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and former ambassador Jon Huntsman write that the U.S. must exercise its rarely-used veto powers to prevent Russia from using the role to whitewash its invasion of Ukraine.

    Vladimir Putin speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.