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Revolving Doors: Not The Evil You Think

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First Jose Manuel Barroso, and now Mervyn King: in a few weeks of time, two high-profile politicians have turned to banks: Mr. Barroso joins Goldman Sachs, while Mr. King is heads to Citigroup. Many have criticized the 'revolving doors' and vilified the two former civil servants. But revolving doors are not as evil as is thought.

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The Persistence of Galbraith

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John Kenneth Galbraith died in 2006 after a very full life that lasted 97 years. But the theories of this brilliant economist are far from going extinct. His vision of the “Modern Firm” and of the so-called “technostructure”, which he described in his book published in 1967 The New Industrial State, has never been more accurate to describe present times. In particular, as we are going to highlight, Merger and Acquisitions (M&As) support very strongly Galbraith’s thesis.

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