A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.
The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.
There is no economic demand more urgent than putting Americans back to work. The government can do this by creating an “employer of last resort” program.
Investors who seek out companies that are meeting the long-term challenge of sustainability will have a strategic advantage.
Hotshot CEOs should be required to play by the same rules as small business owners, who have a personal stake in the companies they run.
Pension savings and 401(k) plans are supposed to guarantee workers a comfortable retirement, not provide fodder for financial managers.