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PPI Intern Kevin Lawler discusses the software designation and its future.
Professor Tom Baker, a Faculty Affiliate, argues that financial advisory roles can be replaced by non-partial robots.
He states, “I’d find it much harder to imagine what happened at Wells Fargo that you would program a computer to do what its people did because you’d have to consciously do that. They gave people bad incentives and had weak controls, which is different than programming computers to rip customers off.”
Faculty Affiliate Kevin Werbach is interviewed on CNBC regarding PM Theresa May’s assertion that social media should be more heavily regulated following recent attacks in London and Manchester.
He asserts that social media companies need to take more responsibility, “they’re not just reflecting the world, they’re actually shaping it and they need to understand that they have fundamental responsibilities.”
Throughout this election cycle, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have frequently lamented that corporations are “fleeing the United States.” Of course, we’re not experiencing some sort of mass corporate exodus, but the candidates are not entirely wrong. Many American firms are legally moving abroad. Here, we attempt to understand why and what can be done about it.
Not only the wealthiest Americans, but also the wealthiest American companies are now stashing money overseas to avoid taxes–over $2.1 Trillion. Faculty Affiliate Jennifer Blouin tells Bloomberg Business about why these companies mostly deal with intellectual property.