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Is More Choice Always Better?

by Courtney Baird June 07, 2016

In economics, it is generally assumed that humans are perfectly rational actors – when presented with perfect information about an array of options, humans will make the logical decision, based...

One Step Toward Fixing Our Broken Political System

by Dan Conley May 10, 2016

In Chicago’s cash-strapped environment, it’s understandable that long-term investments often take a backseat to fixing the urgent problems at hand. But for democracy to flourish...

Here’s How We Tackle Inequality

by Steve Odland April 07, 2016

Increasing disparities in income and wealth threaten capitalism's sustainability. We as business leaders need to champion ways to improve equality of opportunity, or the nation risks losing support for...

Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Pay-for-Performance

by Courtney Baird March 08, 2016

On February 16 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released their first set of clinical quality measures as part of their...

How To Close the Skills Gap

by Steve Odland March 03, 2016

Nearly seven years after the Great Recession, the U.S. skills gap remains a dark cloud hanging over the nation's economic recovery. More than half of employers report...

Productivity Crucial to U.S. Economy

by Martin Neil Baily February 23, 2016

Last Thursday the OECD downgraded its U.S. growth forecast from 2.5% to 2.0% for 2016. What's behind this dismal projection? Among several factors, weak productivity growth.Productivity, which is the...