from MacroScope:

Warren blasts Yellen for endorsing very white, very male regional Fed presidents

June 21, 2016

  Around this time last year, as another white male took the reins at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Fed's archaic and opaque system of choosing its regional presidents started to come under fire. At first the criticism was over the way the system appeared to favor insiders. Patrick Harker, at the time the new Philadelphia Fed President, had sat on the regional Fed board that was tasked with filling that position. Later that summer the Dallas Fed would name Robert Kaplan, who is also white, as its president despite the fact that he was a director at the executive search firm that that regional Fed board hired to find candidates. When the Minneapolis Fed named Neel Kashkari its president later in 2015, groups like the Fed Up Coalition pointed out that while he was the only non-white regional president, he, like Harker and Kaplan, had former ties to Goldman Sachs.

from The Great Debate:

Republican candidates field a resistance movement against change

October 30, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks as Rubio and Carson listen at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Donald Trump speaks as Senator Marco Rubio (L) and Ben Carson (R) listen at the GOP presidential candidate debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from Breakingviews:

India’s boardroom diversity drive has weird result

March 27, 2015


The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are her own.

from Photographers' Blog:

Los Angeles: the World in a City

October 30, 2014

Los Angeles, United States

By Lucy Nicholson      

Show biz, sunshine, surfing and traffic are some of the first images that come to mind when people picture Los Angeles.

from The Great Debate:

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert liberal lions? The guest chair tells a different story.

August 22, 2014


The summer of 2014 will likely go down in American journalistic history as one of the most news-heavy summers in decades. Ukraine, Gaza and now Ferguson have gripped the attention of those who cover and consume the news.

from Breakingviews:

White male banker jabs at finance’s glass ceiling

November 11, 2013

By Peter Thal Larsen

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Clinton: The newest New Democrat

July 25, 2013

Democrats have a history of plucking presidential candidates out of obscurity: Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. Republicans are supposed to go for whomever is next in line, particularly if they have run before: Richard M. Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney.

from Felix Salmon:

Annals of gender diversity, Pimco edition

April 1, 2013

Over the past three years or so, Pimco has been making a concerted effort with respect to gender equality and women's empowerment. And this effort is being led from the very top: check out CEO Mohamed El-Erian's speech to USAID last year, or his more recent rave review of Sheryl Sandberg's book. El-Erian is clearly committed to overcoming institutional biases at Pimco and to ensuring that his company "employs, enables, develops, stimulates, and retains" the very best workforce it can -- including, of course, the very best women.

from Chrystia Freeland:

Making the most of diversity

November 16, 2012

For America, 2012 will go down in history as the year of the Latinos, the blacks, the women and the gays. That rainbow coalition won President Barack Obama his second term. This triumph of the outsiders is partly due to America's changing demographics. And it is not just the United States that is becoming more diverse. Canada is, too, as is much of Europe.

from The Great Debate:

Where Karl Rove was right

November 8, 2012

Give Karl Rove a break. His meltdown on election night may not have been entirely about Fox News prematurely calling Ohio for President Barack Obama. After all, the poor guy had every right to get upset while watching the Republican Party nominee’s campaign crash and burn.