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An endemic problem with U.S. corporate boards

Rarely does a week go by without another media report of misdirection, lack of control or malfeasance in an American corporation – at board and top management levels.

Understanding the European debt crisis

The stalemate between national political leaders and the European Central Bank over whether to and how much to increase the European Financial Stability Facility and its successor European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to bolster current commitments to Greece, Portugal and Ireland and the growing danger of even greater demands for Italy and Spain create a crisis of global proportions.

Bottom-up or top-down government

While I strongly disagree with both Obama Care and most of Dodd/Frank they are not socialism – they are forms of social “welfarism.”

Uncertainty abounds over Dodd-Frank

The business community is eagerly waiting to find out when and how the new Dodd-Frank regulations will impact current operations and future planning.

The new realities of globalization

A new “beggar thy neighbor” attitude has made its way to battles between U.S. states and even cities within states, to entice existing businesses to their locales.

The new realities of globalization

A new “beggar thy neighbor” attitude has made its way to battles between U.S. states and even cities within states, to entice existing businesses to their locales.

The demise of organized labor

Recent events shine spotlight on the demise of the American trade union movement.