As the NCAA basketball tournament continues to provide exciting upsets and thrilling games, brackets appear to be out of whack everywhere. On that note, here is another interesting March Madness inspired bracket based on the various factors that impact equities. Enjoy!
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
— John Adams
Most public opinion polls now show 50% or more of Americans believe gay marriage should be legal but that hasn’t always been the case. Here’s a look at 20 years of the same-sex marriage battle, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:
While the U.S. economy shows signs of improving conditions, most would agree that the recovery is still occurring at a lackluster rate. One of the major issues surrounding the economic recovery debate is what role should the government play in helping spur growth and creating jobs.
Against this backdrop, a recent Gallup poll provides interesting insight with regard to the above-referenced question. It appears that Americans widely support government job creation proposals. Specifically, Gallup notes that “[j]ob creation proposals enjoy widespread public support, including majority backing among all party groups, even when the issue of government spending is raised in an era when deficit reduction is one of the major priorities for the federal government.”
Here are some charts highlighting the above.
Source: The Economist
Had to share this given my interest in corporate compliance.
In the spirit of the annual NCAA basketball tournament, aka “March Madness,” here is an awesome compliance risk assessment bracket via Ryan McConnel, partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis:
Source: Corporate Counsel