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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

May 14, 2015
Michael J. Ryan, Jr.

If one were to distill the purpose of the Dodd-Frank Act to three words, they probably would be to “reduce excessive risk.”  Putting aside the interminable debate about whether the law is achieving its objective, there is at least one example where Dodd-Frank unnecessarily increases risk – the...

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Dodd-Frank Act, Derivatives, Derivatives Reform, Dodd-Frank
April 9, 2015
Michael J. Ryan, Jr.

On April 8, the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral argument in an important case that, if wrongly decided, could give shareholder activists unprecedented power in the boardroom and the C-suite.  If they prevail it could add to an alarming trend of groups of activists...

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Walmart v. Trinity, Trinity v. Walmart, boards of directors, Corporate Governance
April 2, 2015

Business Roundtable's recent analysis, State of Immigration: How the United States Stacks Up in the Global Talent Competition, reports that the United States ranks 9th out of 10 top economies in policies that encourage balanced, growth-...

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Immigration Reform, H1-B visas, Immigration
March 31, 2015

From our friends at Grand Valley State University in Michigan:

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler said states with the best education and talent will win economically, during his remarks...

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Tax Reform, Business Tax Reform, Education, Immigration Reform, business immigration reform
March 27, 2015
Michael J. Ryan, Jr.

Why do cars have brakes?

Intuitively, you’re probably thinking: “So the driver can stop the car.”  But, think about it from a different perspective.  When you get in a car, it’s stopped, so you don’t really need the brakes to stop it.  Instead, it seems the real purpose of brakes is to...

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