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Will Turkey Revive its Reform Agenda?

Posted December 13th, 2016 at 10:40 am (UTC-4)
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A once dynamic society surrounded by unstable neighbors, which benefited from a set of progressive economic, social, and political reforms over the past decade and was ready to assume a leading role on the global stage, Turkey is now visibly going through one of its most challenging periods in the republic’s history.

Business Values are Democratic Values

Posted May 17th, 2016 at 9:17 am (UTC-4)
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This battle for democratic values is also a battle for business values. The concepts that underpin a free society are fundamental to free markets, too: values like transparency, open competition, and the rule of law.

What’s Missing In The Conversation About Immigration Reform

Posted April 4th, 2016 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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One approach to supporting job creation through immigration is by focusing on immigrant entrepreneurs. A recent study found that more than half of American startups valued at more than $1 billion (often referred to as “unicorns”) were founded by immigrants.