Cozen Currents: The Politics of Controversy
May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022
What Overturning Roe Means Politically: Midterm elections are often referendums on the party in power. Democrats see a politicized Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade as a referendum on the threats of conservative power.
What Overturning Roe Means Judicially: The Roberts Court, led by the eponymous Chief Justice John Roberts has not shied away from a conservative bent in the past. But Roberts’ right flank may feel more emboldened to move the court further right.
What Overturning Roe Means for Corporations: In the era of environmental and social governance (ESG), customers and employees expect corporations to have a voice on hot-button issues. But speaking out requires weighing the trade-offs of conservative lawmakers eager to make an example of “woke” corporations.
Impact on Electoral Politics. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is likely to be good for Donald Trump but bad for Republicans.
Impact on Tech Regulation. Musk’s acquisition of Twitter could also shape the debate in Washington, DC around regulating Silicon Valley.
The Politics of Quantitative Tightening. As much as Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Jerome Powell may have tried to take ownership of inflation last week, President Biden will still have a political price to pay for it.
Filling the Seats. Biden has struggled to have his nominees confirmed to the Fed with setbacks becoming the norm more than the exception.
A Cop on the Beat. If Michael Barr is ultimately confirmed to be the Fed’s vice chair for supervision, he will enter the role facing a long to-do list and political pressure to act quickly on issues ranging from climate risk in the financial system to stablecoin regulation.
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