Thoughts from Harvard Business School Faculty Member James Sebenius: A Negotiated Solution to the Government Shutdown

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In a recent article for The Hill, James Sebenius, Vice Chair for Practice-Focused Research and member of the PON Executive Committee, writes about a negotiated solution to the government shutdown.

He writes:

“Normal hard bargaining would transform the wall into some kind of physical barrier to be erected in key places; a compromise on money and other border security measures; and a reopened government.

But these are not normal times. The wall is becoming a proxy for who’s right and wrong, who’s tougher, who will back down.”

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