(Feb 14): In a recent tweet, Olivier Blanchard – a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund – wondered how we can “have so much political and geopolitical uncertainty and so little economic uncertainty.” Markets are supposed to measure and allocate risk, yet shares in companies that pollute, peddle addictive painkillers, and build unsafe airplanes are doing just fine. The same goes for corporations that openly enrich shareholders, directors, and officers at the expense of their employees – many of whom are struggling to make a living and protect their pension plans.

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