First Quarter 2014
Yes, they can. by Nathan Richardson
Been down so long… by Bill Frey
Should corporations render unto Caesar? by Eric Toder
Bringing prosperity to the boondocks. by Yichuan Wang
And not just from Amazon. by Larry Fisher
Prescription for rate gouging. by James R. Barth, Priscilla Hamilton and Donald Markwardt
Little engines that do. by Ed Dolan
Big trouble ahead. by Thomas Healey
Too much protection? by Stan Liebowitz
Mariana Mazzucato explains why we need government to jump-start technology.
Hot off the press.
Summary of this Issue
In the latest Milken Institute Review, business journalist larry fisher looks closely at technology that is literally sneaking up on us. "A host of companies are racing to market with unmanned aerial vehicles intended for non-military applications, from wildlife tracking to real estate marketing to last-mile package delivery," he writes. "The technology is flying ahead, far in advance of regulations governing safety and privacy."
Also in this issue: A look at the sky-high interest rates paid by the working poor for "payday" loans, used to tide them over to the next check, as symptoms of reversible market failure; an optimistic view of the EPA's plans to regulate emissions and their likely effectiveness;; an economic analysis of the Baltic states surprising recovery after the great recession; a survey of the minefield of corporate income tax reform; a look at the crucial role of social services in closing de-stabilizing income gaps between rural and urban settings in China; a view of the gravity of the global "water crisis,"; a rundown of all you need to know about the economics copyright law, and more.