Stakes for EV in Trade War Deadline

by Sara Gourlay

Global Head of Technology
February 28, 2019

Stakes for EV in Trade War Deadline

Regardless of what happens on the March 1st deadline for a new U.S.-China trade pact, there is no turning back from a future of electric vehicles. In the U.S., sales of plug-in electric vehicles have increased steadily since 2012 and spiked last year with sales estimated at 400,000, doubling 2017’s total. Even this, though, is … Read more

U.S. Midterms 2018: Post-Election Analysis

Midterms

Overview It seems the entire U.S. population has spent the last two years in search of a good adjective to describe the national mood. We like concise descriptors, and tidy summaries. We’ve called our nation, “polarized.” We’ve called it, “partisan.” Everyone appeared to bank on the 2018 midterm elections sending a dramatic signal about the … Read more

Jack's Perspective: Politics Is a Pendulum

Pendulum

Too often when pundits try to predict the future they don’t learn from the past. Yes, opinion polls can give you useful guidance about the public and which direction the crowd is headed. But when you take the long view you see that the future might arc toward progress but politics is a pendulum, swinging … Read more

First Things First: Decline of the Chinese Yuan

Jack’s thoughts on making sense of what is going on behind the headlines. First things first: An interesting debate is emerging regarding the decline of the Chinese yuan relative to the dollar. Since the beginning of the summer, the yuan has dropped 6 percent to its lowest point in just over a year. This is the first time … Read more