Author: Scott Shepard

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Scott Shepard: Is BlackRock’s Retrenchment From ESG Real?

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Don't celebrate BlackRock's move toward apparent political neutrality quite yet. Despite reports that the investment behemoth is dissolving its ESG-labeled funds and laying off 600 employees in its ESG and sustainability departments, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard notes in ...
Scott Shepard: Can Corporations Really Trust the Conference Board?

Scott Shepard: Can Corporations Really Trust the Conference Board?

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In a commentary published by RealClearMarkets, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard targets the supposedly "independent, nonpartisan" Conference Board, which claims its advice can be trusted while making no efforts to dialogue with more than one side of the policy ...
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Scott Shepard: Partisan Bias Shot Through Operations at Vanguard, State Street

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While BlackRock garners most of the attention for misusing other people's money to push woke ends, investment houses Vanguard and State Street -- the other members of the Big 3 -- are in many ways worse. Both of these shops ...
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Scott Shepard: October 2023: The Month the Net-Zero Dream Died

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For years we've been warning CEOs about the absurdity of their net-zero emissions ambitions, and recent developments indicate that we've been right all along. "The great public-private push to force adoption of new and unreliable technologies before they have been ...
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Scott Shepard: Elon Musk Is Right About George Soros’s Efforts To Wreck the Anglosphere

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Talk about a Reverse Midas Touch: Every American policy George Soros touches seems to make things worse for Americans. In a column published at RealClearMarkets, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard notes, "if my goal were to destroy the United ...
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Scott Shepard: German Elections Sound Death Knell for ‘Decarbonization’

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"Everywhere you look," writes Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard, "except in the dregs of the West (e.g., California), reality is biting back and net-zero dreams are dissolving." In a commentary published at RealClearMarkets, Scott uses the recent elections in ...
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Scott Shepard: JPM & BofA Choose Politics Over Fiduciary Duties

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Last week Sen. Ted Cruz revealed that Intuit had been forced by its bankers – JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America– to deny services to gun manufacturers and sellers. How do these taxpayer-backed banks continue to get away with their ...
Scott Shepard: Bob Iger's Diminished Disney: Time Shares, Betting Lines, and Inoffensive Retreads

Scott Shepard: Bob Iger’s Diminished Disney: Time Shares, Betting Lines, and Inoffensive Retreads

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In a commentary published at RealClearMarkets, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard notes that Disney CEO Bob Iger has so abused Disney that its plans to save itself rely on helping people bet on amateur sports, hawking time shares and ...
Scott Shepard: Investment-House Collusion Suffocates Market Signals

Scott Shepard: Investment-House Collusion Suffocates Market Signals

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In the below commentary published at RealClearMarkets, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard wants to know: What shall we call a combination by three giant investment houses to use other people’s assets to force behaviors that reduce the productivity of ...
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Scott Shepard: Companies Should Prioritize Profits of Everyday Investors Over the Whims of Bill Gates & His Buddies

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In an op-ed published by RealClearMarkets, Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard uses the Gates Foundation's massive purchase of Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) stock to explain why true capitalism -- as opposed to c-suite insurrectionism -- requires that fiduciary duty run ...

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