IVCA Feature: What to Expect in Politics and Business in the Election Year of 2020, According to Eight Expert Articles

IVCA Feature: What to Expect in Politics and Business in the Election Year of 2020, According to Eight Expert Articles

January 22, 2020

The Year 2020 also is an election year, in an atmosphere that is rife with different perspectives on the direction of the country. For investor industries like Venture Capital and Private Equity, what are the expectations in the marriage of politics and business in 2020? How will those expectations play out as the candidates present their platforms in an election year? Eight online articles provide some viewpoint.
Vistage.com, ‘Political Trends Impacting Business in 2020 and beyond
U.S. elections are often decided based on the momentum of the U.S. economy, and no issue is more important for Trump’s reelection campaign. U.S. GNP is expected to grow a moderate 2% in 2020, the eleventh year of the recovery and the longest in history.
READ MORE: https://www.vistage.com/research-center/business-financials/economic-trends/20191211-political-trends-impacting-business-in-2020-and-beyond/ 
Forbes.com, ‘Three 2020 Opportunities To Redefine U.S. Business, Politics And Culture’
A Bloggers point of view: “Having spent the last year researching, interviewing and writing in this space, I’m reflecting on indicators I’ve seen. And while nothing is certain, I’m convinced of this: shift happens. What 2020 opportunity indicators are so powerful that, if executed, could change U.S. business and political landscapes? ”

READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2020/12/29/2020-could-redefine-us-business-and-political-landscapes/#3fc8a3568bb3


CNN.com, ‘What Do Experts See as the Biggest Risk to the World in 2020? American Politics’
That's the view of experts at consultancies Eurasia Group and Control Risks. The World Economic Forum, which is preparing to hold its annual meeting of political leaders and CEOs next week in Davos [1/21-24], is also warning of increased turbulence [in 2020] from trade conflicts and political polarization that makes it harder to tackle global challenges.

READ MORE: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/business/global-risks-2020-davos/index.html 

TheGuardian.com, ‘The 2020 US Election Hinges on the Economy – It's Time to Start Talking About It
The stakes are high and the outcome will reverberate across the world in a number of spheres, not least the economy. Yet, thus far, most discussions of candidates’ economic policy proposals have been based more on feelings or ideology than rigorous analysis.
READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/25/the-2020-us-election-hinges-on-the-economy-its-time-to-start-talking-about-it 


Bloomberg.com PODCAST, ‘Balance of Power
Bloomberg ‘Balance of Power,’ where the world of politics meets the world of business. David Westin speaks with experts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Law about how lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders impact business and American policies at home and abroad.
LISTEN HERE: https://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts/politics_policy_and_power 


BeyondBullsandBears.com, ‘On My Mind: Will the US Economy Survive the Politics in 2020?
The many gloomy predictions for 2019 did not come to pass, but can we be more optimistic for 2020? Franklin Templeton Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai draws the key lessons from last year and outlines what we should expect for the year ahead and her main concerns, with political uncertainty top of the list.
READ MORE: https://us.beyondbullsandbears.com/2020/01/14/on-my-mind-will-the-us-economy-survive-the-politics-in-2020/ 

LogisticsMgmt.com, ‘Inaction? Not in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forecast for 2020
Filtering 2020 politics/business through The Logistics Management Website: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, although no doubt leaning Republican and backing politicians with pro-business agendas, never takes a stance on presidential preferences. And 2020 will be no exception. But that hardly means the Chamber will be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to transport and logistics’ priorities this year.”
READ MORE: https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/inaction_not_in_the_u.s._chamber_of_commerces_business_forecast_for_2020 

Economist.com, ‘Bosses Will Pay a Price for Mixing Politics and Corporate Values
There used to be an iron rule for any American boss tempted to talk about politics: don’t. Recently, this rule has been discarded as chief executives have been drawn into taking stands on inequality, the culture wars and climate. But in 2020 this new breed of activist CEOs will face three problems that politicians know well: the charge of hypocrisy, the risk of a recession and destabilizing ideological shifts.
READ MORE: https://www.economist.com/the-world-in/2019/12/26/bosses-will-pay-a-price-for-mixing-politics-and-corporate-values

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