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Why Tax Policy Is a Dissembler’s Paradise

All politics is the art of deception, none more so than the oft-repeated claim about “tax cuts for the rich.” First, the extension of the rate cuts of 2003 that President Obama grudgingly agreed to in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits is not in any way a reduction of income tax. The only question was whether everyone’s tax liability was going to increase in January.

ChiefExecutive.net Regulatory January 20 2011
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They’re Backkkkk!

Backed by Dodd-Frank, activists are coming on stronger than ever. With the new Say-on-Pay stipulation, all shareholders will have a voice in the issue of executive compensation (even if they’re not binding). What other issues will you face and how should you deal with them?

William J. Holstein Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance January 10 2011

CEOs Say Enough Already

Alarmed by government policy—or the lack thereof—business leaders are having to devote more and more time to government issues.

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn Governance , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy , Regulatory January 3 2011
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The Devil in the Data Of Financial Reform

Analyzing risk is easier said than done.

Allan D. Grody And Dr. Robert M. Mark Global Business , Governance , Governance/Compliance , Regulatory November 12 2010

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Bruce Sherman Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance , Governance/Compliance , Investor Relations September 10 2010

When Is it Wise to Retain Former CEOs on the Board?

Research shows firms may benefit from limited retention because former CEOs possess unique monitoring and advising abilities, but the former CEO could also exploit available decision rights for personal benefit—and at the expense of his successor.

Jason D. Schloetzer Governance/Compliance July 31 2010
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The Policy Puzzle

The Obama Administration is on the move—but do the pieces add up?

William J. Holstein Global Business , Governance/Compliance July 21 2010

Six Simple Rules for Strengthening CEO-Board Relations

When it comes to board communications, “KITT” is the key: Keep It Transparent and Trustworthy

Tom Wajnert And Stephen A. Miles Governance/Compliance June 20 2010

The PRICE of REGULATION

Prescriptive mandates, critics charge, are often worse than the ailment.

Russ Banham Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory April 22 2010
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What’s Ahead for the 2010 Proxy Season

It’s a big nay for Say on Pay in 2010, but the SEC is asking for more transparency. Here’s a look at new rules for this year’s proxy season

Russ Banham CEO Compensation , Governance/Compliance , Leadership , Strategy March 13 2010

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