Monthly Archives: May 2015

Reich: Right and Wrong on Crony Capitalism

Crony capitalism is a significant problem, in economies both industrialized and developing. So much of what is said in the piece below is right on-target. But the author (Robert Reich) is a smart guy — too smart to make the

Reich: Right and Wrong on Crony Capitalism

Crony capitalism is a significant problem, in economies both industrialized and developing. So much of what is said in the piece below is right on-target. But the author (Robert Reich) is a smart guy — too smart to make the

False Advertising: Comic Book Ads From Way Back When

False advertising is bad. Targeting ads at kids is contentious. Blatant false advertising aimed directly at kids? Brutal. The item below isn’t brand new, but it’s worth seeing: a great collection of some scam advertisements from the back of comit

False Advertising: Comic Book Ads From Way Back When

False advertising is bad. Targeting ads at kids is contentious. Blatant false advertising aimed directly at kids? Brutal. The item below isn’t brand new, but it’s worth seeing: a great collection of some scam advertisements from the back of comit

The Environmental Downside of Solar Power

It is said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People who rest their hopes on solar energy seem to assume otherwise. But as the piece linked below highlights, solar cells are energy-intensive to produce, and their production results

The Environmental Downside of Solar Power

It is said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People who rest their hopes on solar energy seem to assume otherwise. But as the piece linked below highlights, solar cells are energy-intensive to produce, and their production results

FIFA: Financial Crimes Highlight Death Toll

The news this week continues to be dominated by the story of about officials at FIFA (international soccer’s governing body). The story below points out that the financial crimes currently being discussed are finally drawing attention to the massive human

FIFA: Financial Crimes Highlight Death Toll

The news this week continues to be dominated by the story of about officials at FIFA (international soccer’s governing body). The story below points out that the financial crimes currently being discussed are finally drawing attention to the massive human

Transparency International Calls for Head of FIFA to Resign

See this press release from Transparency International. The request is not surprising. A number of FIFA officials were just arrested, and it would be rather surprising if Mr Blatter were entirely blameless in whatever wrongdoing went on. >>> LINK: TRANSPARENCY

Transparency International Calls for Head of FIFA to Resign

See this press release from Transparency International. The request is not surprising. A number of FIFA officials were just arrested, and it would be rather surprising if Mr Blatter were entirely blameless in whatever wrongdoing went on. >>> LINK: TRANSPARENCY

FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

This is huge. Worth noting that FIFA’s enormously powerful president, Sepp Blatter, is not (so far) among those charged. >>> LINK: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body,

FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

This is huge. Worth noting that FIFA’s enormously powerful president, Sepp Blatter, is not (so far) among those charged. >>> LINK: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body,

Unintended Consequences of Family-Friendly Policies

It’s almost as if employers calculate the total cost of employing someone and adjust non-mandatory aspects of the wage and benefits package downward when they are mandated to provide a particularly expensive benefit, like maternity leave. >>> LINK: When Family-Friendly

Unintended Consequences of Family-Friendly Policies

It’s almost as if employers calculate the total cost of employing someone and adjust non-mandatory aspects of the wage and benefits package downward when they are mandated to provide a particularly expensive benefit, like maternity leave. >>> LINK: When Family-Friendly