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Restarting the transatlantic relationship in the global economy

By Dr. Beverly Barrett Beverly Barrett, Ph.D. The transatlantic relationship is being renewed, as the world emerges from the pandemic. U.S. President Joe Biden’s discourse on his recent travels to Europe indicate a unique commitment to the relationship with partners Europe. Grounded in in decades of cooperation grown out of the partnership of post-World War…

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Myth of the Free Markets: A Catholic Perspective

By Dr. Hassan M. Shirvani The importance of economic education in fostering higher levels of social welfare and political stability is widely acknowledged.  However, judging by the poor quality of most public economic debates, the level of economic literacy, even in major industrial countries, seems to be still awfully low.  This is particularly evidenced by the increasing tendency of many debaters to refute the views of their opponents, not…

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Alexander the Great’s most difficult Challenge from the PAST is a Great Phoenician Legacy TODAY!

My Negotiation Experience in Macedonia” by Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas Alexander the Great: Macedonia and the Phoenicians It is known that Alexander the Great of Macedonia experienced great challenges when attempting to conquer Tyre, the great trade city of Phoenicia. The Phoenicians were known to be a pacifist culture and people, however, if they were attacked,…

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ECONOMICS OF A TRAGEDY: DID DUOPOLY BRING DOWN THE BOEING 737 MAX?

This story begins in 1916, when businessman William Boeing wanted a plane to fly him from place to place among his business interests, but a satisfactory model was not available. So Boeing decided to produce his own. Over the next century, this effort evolved into the greatest airliner manufacturer of all time, the Boeing Company.

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton Magleby Christensen (1952-2020) was a renowned Harvard Business School professor, theorist and business consultant known for developing the theory of “disruptive innovation”. Considered the most influential business idea of the early 21st century, his work changed how people in business discussed innovation and approached management. He twice ranked number one (2011 and 2013) by…

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The U.S. Presidential Election and the Future of our Economy

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Joe Biden is now the president-elect of the United States of America. Many voters are celebrating this victory, but on the other hand many are not (about 70 million Trump supporters). But the reality is that on January 20th, at noon, we will have a new president of the United States. What does a Biden…

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Quantitative Easing, Helicopter Money, and the Coronavirus Crisis

Helicopter with falling money

Exceptional economic and financial crises often demand exceptional remedies.  It was in this spirit that many governments, fearing another Great Depression, intervened heavily in their economies during the 2007-2009 financial crisis.  While the adopted fiscal actions, involving both government expenditures and tax cuts, were quite substantial, they were nevertheless easily eclipsed by the massive levels of central bank monetary interventions.  In the United States, for example, the level of…

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Trade for Texas: Strength in North America 

By Dr. Beverly Barrett –This spring, within two weeks, the United Kingdom has requested two extensions to determine the country’s way forward in relationship to the European Union (EU), regarding “Brexit.”  Since the British popular referendum nearly three years ago, these extended deliberations remind that trade is politically charged and important given the trade rules…

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Business Schools and the Financial Crisis

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani—Business schools have been widely criticized for causing the recent financial crisis by teaching deeply flawed financial models and by failing to instill in their students an adequate appreciation of socially responsible behavior.  As a result, many of their graduates, armed with their defective financial models and lacking in ethical standards, are accused…

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The Knowledge Economy and the Globalization of Higher Education

By Dr. Beverly Barrett—  Nearly two decades into the new millennium, the pace of technological change behind globalization continues to advance exponentially.  This rapid technological progress has, in turn, necessitated the internationalization of higher education with emphasis on the development of high quality skills needed in the global knowledge economy.  In my recent book Globalization…

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