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Le Monde, the Arts, Our Presidential Politics

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

It was an especially instructive moment to recently find in Le Monde an issue rarely touched upon by our media, and sadly, rarely an issue touched upon in our elective process: the nature of government's responsibility and support for the arts.

Frankenstein, Return of the Zombies: The Sequel

Lydia Fisher | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Frankenstein was a "failed artificial life experiment" that went badly wrong. Ours incubated in financial laboratories -- the result of complex "innovative" financial engineering.

Why Can't the SEC Crack Financial Cases? The Peace Corps?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Who knew that working as a lawyer for the Peace Corps was a stepping-stone to becoming the Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission?

Group-think Caused the Market to Fail

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.