Dan Alpert, managing partner at Westwood Capital, says one of the big factors driving income inequality is the fact shareholders have virtually no power over corporate managers. This allows company executives to extract “economic rents” in the form of pay well in excess of their true contributions to the company’s bottom line, widening the gap between themselves and their workers. Alpert, author of “The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy,” speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
Philip K. Howard, author of ‘The Rule of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws and Broken Government’, says his latest book is an effort to lay out a framework for reinventing government so it can balance budgets, let teachers run classrooms again, reform the nation’s tax code, and more. Howard, who is also partner at Covington & Burling, chairs Common Good, which believes that “dense” law makes government ineffective. Howard says law has taken over government, with a structure so dense it’s beyond the capacity of humans to handle. Howard speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
Pierre Dulaine, internationally acclaimed ballroom champion who introduced ballroom dancing to New York City’s public schools, describes the challenges and rewards of making his new film "Dancing in Jaffa," where he brings together Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli children to teach them to dance. Dulaine speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage” as the film opens in New York City today at IFC Film Center and is released on Video on Demand.
Arno Harris, CEO and chairman of Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s leading solar project development companies, explains how his company is redefining what it means to be a mainstream clean energy company by building a fleet of utility-scale solar plants that provide competitive clean electricity. Harris speaks from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit in New York with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
J. Agresta, president and owner of Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp., says the Audi A3 is a vehicle designed specifically to introduce Audi to millennials. Agresta says the A3, which retails for under $30,000, has 4G LTE- connectivity for the fastest connection inside a vehicle. He says Audi is competing with other luxury carmakers competing for the so-called ‘A’ segment by making a model at a lower price- point with a view to hooking the younger buyer. Agresta speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage,” broadcast today from Audi Meadowlands on the occasion of the launch of the Audi A3 – the carmaker’s new executive compact model.
–- Peter Blachley, owner of the Morrison Hotel Gallery, and Jesse Frohman, photographer of the Kurt Cobain exhibit to be featured at Dream Downtown - Morrison Hotel Gallery’s new partner - discuss the genesis of the gallery and the Frohman photo shoot which turned out to be Cobain’s last with Nirvana before his death. The exhibit opens at the Dream Downtown Friday, April 5, twenty years to the day after Cobain’s death. Blachley and Frohman join Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
John Feinstein, sports columnist for The Washington Post, and author of more than two dozen sports books, including his latest - ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball’ - tells of his time shadowing nine minor leaguers, including three pitchers, three position players, two managers and an umpire. Feinstein’s characters experience the minor leagues as a glorious launching pad, a crash-landing pad and everything in between. Feinstein joins Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma, California, explains how she came to the winemaking industry and became a female winemaker in an industry composed of 90 percent male winemakers. Madigan also discusses how California winemakers have dealt with the challenges of producing during the worst drought on record. Madigan speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.