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Here's a great explanation of what the blockchain is from the person tasked with explaining it to the world

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Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Jamie Smith, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smith is also the co-chair of the WEF's blockchain council. Following is a transcript of the video.
Sara Silverstein: So tell me what is the purpose of the Global Blockchain Business Council?
Jamie Smith: So the Global Blockchain Business Council is designed to specifically educate regulators on behalf of business so that they can understand what blockchain technology is and why they should care. See the rest of the story at Business...
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Here's what economic theory says about the tax cuts

Here's what economic theory says about the tax cuts

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Companies across America are giving bonuses and minimum wage raises after the passage of the new tax law.
The government must also reduce spending for the reform to stick.
Since Trump's reduction of the corporate tax to 21%, workers across the country have been rejoicing. Companies like Wal-Mart, Apple, Bank of America, and many more have announced firm wide bonuses and minimum wage raises. To most, the tax cuts appear to be a clear success. However, some commentators, such as Dr. Veronique de Rugy at Reason, are saying not so fast .
Dr. de Rugy claims that these...
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Forget 'Make America Great Again' - Wharton professor says Trump has been terrible for America's brand

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On a very sunny day at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Wharton School marketing professor David Reibstein. Following is a transcript of the video.
Silverstein: And how does somebody like Trump affect America's brand?
Reibstein: So a lot of where a country gets its image is from its overall long-term reputation and the products that come from there. But also some of the people that come from there and the political leaders definitely have an impact. And so the image of Trump carries over to the US and directly affects the US brand. So what...
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