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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...

Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Insurance Mergers

by COURTNEY BAIRD February 16, 2016

To continue my series about the healthcare stories that are most likely to heat up in 2016, today I turn to the impending mergers of four major health insurance companies: Aetna...