The Washington Post
Former CBO directors in both parties defend the agency after White House attacks – 07/21/17
Article discusses how former directors of the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office published a letter defending the agency after weeks of criticism from the Trump administration, quoting Craig Garthwaite about how these criticisms may be legitimate, the White House has gone further, with personal attacks on the agency's motives and credibility. “We should be looking to make good health policy. We shouldn’t be looking to make ideological health policy and then try to dress it up in fancy numbers.”
Why We Should Stop Expecting Trump to Be Honest – 07/20/17
Article by Professor Kent Grayson takes a look at the implications if President Trump were completely transparent regarding his possible ties to Russia. Grayson notes that if Trump were to disclose completely all pertinent information regarding Russia there would be a heavy cost, amplifying suspicion and further heightening calls for his impeachment.
President Trump’s Steel Confusion – 07/16/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy explains President Trump’s thoughts and plans for steel protection. Levy found two major misconceptions with Trump’s arguments. First, Trump suggests that his trade response will be a solution to foreign dumping of steel, while in reality it has nothing to do with that. Trump’s second major misconception is that China is the biggest importer of steel to the United States, when they aren’t even in the top ten.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Obamacare’s pocketbook problems made worse in GOP health bill – 07/14/17
Article discusses how the latest Senate Republican health bill does little to address the concerns about patients spending too much of their own money on health care, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how the new bill allows states to have more say in how they spend the money they are given, making it harder for low-income people to be covered by the plan.
Poets and Quants
New Kellogg MBA Application Goes Live – 07/12/17
Article highlights an update to an essay prompt in Kellogg’s FT MBA application, which went live on Wednesday, and interviews Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Kate Smith on the changes and the growth of Kellogg’s 1Y program.