Politics

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ExxonMobil CEO's difficult move from executive to diplomat

Donald Trump has named Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil’s current CEO, as his Secretary of State.  You hear a lot of arguments why business leaders should make effective politicians. And those arguments make sense, for sure. Business leaders know how to manage large organizations. They know how to combat inefficiencies. They know how to satisfy diverse stakeholder communities, and
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Fake news, Facebook, and Civil War-era U.S. Senators

You probably heard about the frustration around the prevalence of fake news on Facebook. Some people even think the fake news problem is so bad that it might have swung the U.S. presidential election. Let’s leave the immediate political implications aside. What I want to focus on is one part of this story: the role
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My interview with Mark Miller, Libertarian candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner

Mark Miller is a petroleum engineer. He has a PhD from Stanford. He taught at The University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. And he worked in different capacities across the oil and gas industry. He’s also the Libertarian candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Why is an oil and gas guy running for Railroad
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