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.
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.
The Balloons Signal a New Age of Mass Surveillance
Prof. Paul Bracken, an expert in global competition and strategy, says these encounters reveal an urgent need for citizens and governments to catch up on how much we’re already being spied on.
Will the Backlash from the Right Slow ESG Investing?
A string of Republican-led states have pulled funds from firms that use environmental, social, and governance criteria in making investments. We asked Yale SOM’s Todd Cort what the political backlash means for the future of ESG investing.
Don’t Expect Pollsters to Break Their Losing Streak
Polls predicted a “red wave,” but Democrats held the Senate and fought to a near-draw in the House. Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that after a series of polling misses, it’s time to acknowledge the fundamental flaws in pollsters’ approach.
The Good News You Aren’t Hearing about U.S. Energy Policy
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that energy industry analysts are getting it wrong about the Biden administration’s progress on energy independence and supply.
The Role of Business after Roe
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, access to reproductive healthcare varies widely from state to state. In a recent Yale SOM conversation, alumni and faculty discussed how businesses can advocate for the preservation of that access on behalf of their employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
Are Student Loans Worth It?
We asked SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, whose current work focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of debtor protection policies and understanding the role that consumer debt plays in the macroeconomy, to put President Biden’s decision to forgive student debt in context.
Taken to an Extreme, Gerrymandering Could Lead to a One-Sided Congress
A new study by Yale SOM’s Kai Hao Yang and Alexander Zentefis finds that partisan gerrymandering, pushed to the limit, could exclude the views of half the country from the legislative process.
Perceptions of Shifts in Public Opinion Are Wildly Off Base
People greatly overestimate how conservative people were in the past, leading to an exaggerated impression of liberal progress, according to a study by Yale SOM’s Jason Dana and Adam Mastroianni of Columbia Business School.
A Year Later, Most CEOs Are Keeping Their Post-Insurrection Promises
Recent news stories have asserted that corporate leaders are reneging on their pledges to withhold contributions to members of Congress who voted against certifying election results on January 6, 2021. But Yale SOM's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who hosted one of the meetings where those pledges were made, writes that CEOs remain deeply troubled by threats to democracy, and that campaign records show that most corporate PACs aren't giving to election objectors.