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

The Solution for Sluggish Productivity? Maybe Improved Supply Side Programs

The Solution for Sluggish Productivity? Maybe Improved Supply Side Programs

The current slow growth in productivity is stemming from the supply-side of the economy, but lawmakers are not addressing this issue.

Why Isn't the Value of the Dollar Appreciating Against the Euro?

Why Isn't the Value of the Dollar Appreciating Against the Euro?

The European Central Bank is conducting a policy of quantitative easing, while the Federal Reserve seems to be going in the opposite direction, which should strengthen the dollar.

Without the Growth, Do Stock Prices Just Signify an Asset Bubble?

Without the Growth, Do Stock Prices Just Signify an Asset Bubble?

Stock prices are up, but the economy isn't growing very rapidly, and quarterly corporate earnings are down, year over year. Are the historically high stock prices justified?

Nobel Laureate Stiglitz Says Sovereignty Is at the Root of Challenges to the European Union

Nobel Laureate Stiglitz Says Sovereignty Is at the Root of Challenges to the European Union

Joseph Stiglitz says that the Europe Union is an organization of sovereign nations that is asking those countries to relinquish their economic sovereignty to build a strong currency.

Be a 'Web Person' Who Embraces the Looming Technological Changes

Be a 'Web Person' Who Embraces the Looming Technological Changes

Technological change is coming and can only be, at best, postponed. So it is better to accept the change to help lessen the pain and anxiety that goes with it.