Author(s): Stephen J. Harper
On the Age of Disruption This is an age of increasing disruption of all sorts-one that is now having significant political impacts in even the most stable, advanced democracies. On President Trump I do not know whether Donald Trump's presidency will succeed or not. But what I do know is that the issues that gave rise to his candidacy are not going away. On Public Policy The policy-maker has to understand why something is good public policy and continually evaluate how it is playing out. And if it's not working out well for the public, in a democracy, you fix the policy; you do not denounce the public. On International Trade Trade is complicated. It has winners and losers. Trade negotiations require clear-eyed knowledge and in-depth assessment. It is as possible to get a bad deal as a good deal. And political leaders have a responsibility to know the difference. On Immigration The real key to a successful immigration system is convincing the public that the system serves the national interest, that it is not injurious to working people, and that it is administered with integrity and consistency. On Conservatism Conservatism is rooted not in abstract "first principles" but in real-world experience applies to the needs of regular people. On Global Business Get back to basics. Invest and hire, contribute positively to the communities in which you operate, and make sure the people you touch know about your enterprise and what you are doing for them. Distance your own firm from unnecessary controversy and bad business behaviour. Book jacket.