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.
The dollar's strength will require government to reassess its policies to boost labor productivity and make better use of capital.
It seems unlikely at this point that the president-elect's polices will lead to his promised 3% to 4% GDP growth rate.
The CEOs of JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are saying they don't want a wholesale repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.
Policies intended to boost the economy over the past half century have left the country with a mediocre rate of growth.
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.
For the past 50 years, the government has focused on achieving faster economic growth with short-term stimulus programs.
The problem isn't really globalism but the bilateral pacts that exclude countries and people.
If the U.S. doesn't avoid certain protectionist leanings, China could fill a leadership vacuum in the world economy.
The result of this has been less investment in capital expenditures and a hit to the economy.
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned to pull back the U.S. from agreements, but this can only be allowed to occur if America wants to give up some power.
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