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 Brexit vote has shown us just how strong the populist attitude is in the world today. But, giving into the populist movement just increases disorder in the world.
The TPP and similar trade agreements that the Obama Administration has supported will enhance prosperity.
Great Britain may try to halt the type of economic change that the European Union facilitates and symbolizes, but it won't stop it.
Business Insider's Henry Blodget has blamed the economy's inequalities and low-wage growth on the adoption by companies in the 1960s of solely serving shareholders. Here is why he is wrong.
Europe's strongest economy has strong and growing labor productivity.
Education that begins in school and is ongoing can ensure that workers have the skills they need to find jobs in today's rapidly evolving economy.
U.S. leaders will have to take a long-term view in terms of how to increase labor productivity.
Growth of labor productivity in the U.S. has been slowing and is expected turn negative this year. This has had a tremendous dampening effect on economic growth.
Big banks performed badly in the first quarter and this seems to signal more of a need to change their business models than to wait for better times.
The exit of the UK from the Economic Union seems to be a real possibility, but this could cause others to consider leaving. Can this really happen?
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