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.
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?
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.
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.
Those who hold that global trade agreements are not in the interest of the U.S. are wrong.
Chinese renminbi continued to depreciate this week against the U.S. dollar.
The federal government has followed a policy of credit inflation for fifty-five years or so and created incentives for businesses and investors to put their money into financial engineering
Here are some of the important issues that underlie what's going on with the European Union and why Britain voted to leave it.
Populist exploiters tend to exploit voter discontent by promising short-run solutions that are narrow and, ultimately, self-defeating when focus really needs to be on building and growing.
The city has been a leader in financial technology, drawing both money and talent from the rest of the world. The Brexit could result in a reversal of this flow.\
The Brexit vote has highlighted the fact that the world is facing a real crisis of leadership and there is no indication of where this leadership might come from.
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