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In the Age of Speed, Good Judgement and Accountability Count

A few years ago (in the late 1980’s) I was in charge of what was then called MIS (Management Information Systems).  In the transition period between the “glass house” or large main frame data centers to where we are today … Continue reading

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Not-for Profit College Cost rising faster than inflation – Pt 2

In Part-1, we talked about non-profit colleges and three things that have changed in the last 30 or 40 years.  (1) The recognized effect of big time athletic programs and the fact that college coaches salaries have risen to be … Continue reading

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Why Are not-for-profit College Costs increasing faster than inflation?

My paper carried an article a few months ago that the highest paid state employee in all bur one or two states is that states major college football coach, with the college basketball coaches not far behind.  From the numbers … Continue reading

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A Federal Reserve Report says Economists Fail at Forecasting – Really?

Robert J Samuelson had a syndicated column recently reporting on a U.S. Federal Reserve study of the accuracy of Macro-economic forecasting.  The study looked at forecasts of “important economic” indicators such as unemployment, interest rates, gross domestic product and compared … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life, the Rationing of Capital, and Economic Recovery

The movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is shown every year at Christmas and we usually watch it.  This year was no different.  Mr. Bailey of Bailey Savings and loan is shown what life would be like if he hadn’t been … Continue reading

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What Would Make the Economy Roar Again?

The last week-end edition of the Wall Street Journal contains an article by Marc Levinson entitled “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore”.  Marc Levinson is a former finance and economics editor of the Economist.  He points out that in the … Continue reading

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Colleges, Jobs and the Recovery – Whats’s changed?

A few weeks ago there was an editorial on the Op-ed page of our paper by a man who was head of his own company and had been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” at some point. He apparently has been … Continue reading

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