2018 Lane Reports

Time to Strip Unaccountable Judges of Their Authority
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Perhaps no other provisions of our Constitution have generated more mythology and controversy than Article Two, which creates the office of the President and defines his prerogatives, but with only a few vague instructions. It’s well known that the President is required to send a state of the union message "from time to time," and to "take care that...
How the Headlines Drive Investors’ Decisions
Monday, April 2, 2018
Our nation is at an inflection point and, perhaps now more than ever, cultural phenomena are informing the decisions individual and institutional investors make. The Parkland students have turned their mourning into a movement. Along with their teachers, their parents and hundreds of thousands of other supporters, they “marched for our lives”on...
Social Entrepreneurs Get A Leg Up In Chicagoland
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Chicago skyline (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) Cook County, where Chicago is situated, just handed social enterprises an official leg up. The second largest county in the U.S. recently enacted an ordinance giving impact ventures a preference in government procurement of goods and services. The rule, which took effect in October, was just published....
Wisdom from a 21st Century Tocqueville
Thursday, February 1, 2018
In 1831 French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville traveled throughout the United States to study its prisons and returned home with a wealth of broader insights he memorialized in his classic work Democracy in America, one of the most influential books of the 19th century. With its trenchant observations on equality and individualism,...
U.S. Stewardship Code Takes Effect!
Friday, January 5, 2018
Kudos to the 16 institutional investors which have joined forces to develop a "Framework for U. S. Stewardship and Governance" that took effect on January 1. The Framework, an unprecedented investor-led effort, establishes common-sense governance principles which public companies are urged to adopt. Although adoption is voluntary, it carries with it the...

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