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The Political Risk Brief
42 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Secrets of Political Influence
The pursuit of influence consumes Washington, D.C. Companies and organizations spend billions to engage the thought leaders and decision makers who drive policy outcomes. Yet, determining the individuals who exert true and lasting influence often eludes even the most sophisticated political strategists. In this episode, Baron explores the challenge of reliably identifying and understanding influence.
42 minutes | May 21, 2021
Fight Club: Corporate America and Government Battle for Power
Corporations that assume policy-making powers invite the wrath of the ultimate monopolist: government. Baron details what business leaders and policy observers should expect in the coming years from Washington as politicians seek to constrain companies as unwelcome competitors for political power.
43 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
America's True Healthcare Crisis
Explore the true driver of America’s rising healthcare costs: plummeting population health. The confluence of America’s declining health, shifting political demography, and rising populism promise to increase political risk to the healthcare sector. Baron details what business leaders and policy observers should expect in the coming years from Washington.
50 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Super Trends in the U.S.-China Relationship
Explore the six powerful drivers of the world’s largest bilateral economic relationship and the defining geopolitical rivalry of our era. Despite decades of extensive contacts with their counterparts in China, U.S. business and political leaders continue to struggle with the mysteries of Beijing’s behavior. This episode examines the nature, origins, and implications of U.S.-China competition.Read Baron's publication on the topic.
48 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Winning in Washington
With the conclusion of America’s quadrennial election cycle, how do private-sector interests now compete and prevail in Washington, DC? Distilling more than 15 years of work with market leaders, the Baron team explores the approaches of the most effective enterprises to driving policy outcomes. The conversation pursues five questions central to winning in Washington: 1. What is “Washington”?2. Who are the competitors?3. What defines victory?4. What are best practices for winning? 5. How is enduring success achieved?
45 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
The Vote that Changed the World
Twenty years ago this September 19, the U.S. Senate rendered a decision that continues to define American politics. The Senate’s vote to approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China ensured enactment, propelling the geopolitics of the twenty-first century and unleashing the populism that increasingly animates the American electorate. In this inaugural episode of the Political Risk Brief, Baron’s leadership analyzes the political forces that drove the 2000 legislative outcome, the damage inflicted on the elite policy consensus in the aftermath of PNTR with China, and the implications today for political and business leaders. Read Baron's publication on the topic.
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