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February 2011

Recapturing the American Dream

Saving America In my last blog I discussed Donald Trump's perspective on the economic problems facing our country. In this blog I present my solutions to the problems. If you don't agree, tell me why, but most of all let us all think seriously about our problems with the long-term... Read more →

Donald Trump on America's Decline

The Donald Paints a Troubling Picture This is the first of a two-part blog on what ails our country and how best to fix our economic (and political) problems. I devote this blog to discussing how and why we have gotten into the economic mess we are in now. In... Read more →

Ernst & Young and Social Network Recruiting

EY Using Facebook to Attract Students As an accounting/ethics professor in college, I was interested to learn that Ernst & Young, one of the four largest public accounting firms in the world, has discovered facebook as a way to attract student interest in a career with the firm. The firm... Read more →

Madoff and Clawbacks

December 11 Was Not a Good Day for Madoff Bernie Madoff was arrested on December 11, 2008 in the largest Ponzi scheme ever devised. In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands... Read more →

Is Corporate America Over-Regulated?

Germans Flee Then Try to Take Over the NYSE You may have read that the German stock exchange -- Deutsche Borse AG -- is involved in a deal to acquire the New York Stock Exchange. If approved by the various regulatory authorities, the combined company would trade more stocks and... Read more →

Homeless Veterans

Homeless Vet Treatment: A National Disgrace They sleep on the streets, in alleyways, storefronts, tunnels, in their cars and in the subway, and anywhere else they can stay warm. They are the forgotten veterans of America -- the homeless vets. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless ( there... Read more →

Foreign students 'cheating on university applications'

Ethics of Foreign Students: Piracy in China The British Telegraph reports ( on a study by Surrey University that "foreign students are attempting to bluff their way into British universities by parroting education websites in their applications." Apparently, they are using phrases from the internet in their personal statements about... Read more →

China's Foreign Currency Reserves

The Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming I looked at the national debt clock ( )yesterday and it indicated our national debt was $14,116,981,057,591.34. That's $14.1 trillion for those of you whose math knowledge stops at the thousands. This represents 96.4 percent of GDP. For all intents and purposes,... Read more →