John Mason

Entrepreneur, businessman, investor, and educator, John Mason is a former president and CEO of two publicly-traded financial institutions and the chief finance officer of a third. Mason is a former economist in the Federal Reserve System and a special assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, George Romney in the Nixon administration. He previously taught in the finance department at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and ran, at the time, the largest graduate program at Penn State. In recent years, Mason has worked with start-up companies through private equity and the angel investment community. He continues to write about the economy, finance and stocks in books and blog posts.

Recent Articles By The Author

Dollar's Strength Shouldn't Depend on Weakness of Other Economies

Dollar's Strength Shouldn't Depend on Weakness of Other Economies

The greenback needs instead for the U.S. government to change its focus from financial engineering to educating and training the labor force as well as infrastructure.

Trump Administration Should Focus on Building America for the Long Term

Trump Administration Should Focus on Building America for the Long Term

For the past 50 years, the government has focused on achieving faster economic growth with short-term stimulus programs.

Existing Trade Agreements Are Non-Inclusive and Must Be Rewritten

Existing Trade Agreements Are Non-Inclusive and Must Be Rewritten

The problem isn't really globalism but the bilateral pacts that exclude countries and people.

The World Economy Is Too Interconnected for the U.S. to Retreat

The World Economy Is Too Interconnected for the U.S. to Retreat

If the U.S. doesn't avoid certain protectionist leanings, China could fill a leadership vacuum in the world economy.

Financial Engineering Hurts Both Productivity and Economic Growth

Financial Engineering Hurts Both Productivity and Economic Growth

The result of this has been less investment in capital expenditures and a hit to the economy.