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.
Mervyn King has written an interesting and provocative book on what needs to be considered to keep the world from soon falling into another economic crisis.
As the world needs economic reforms more than ever, political will across the globe seems to be waning.
The whole thrust of history is on the side of the growth and spread of information. There are some people who believe that history can be stopped. They are wrong.
This concise book on U.S. economic history emphasizing the events of the past 50 years is a good read, but it doesn't explain the causes of current inflation.
Although the Federal Reserve should be thinking about a stronger US dollar, they are facing many obstacles to working toward a stronger dollar
The outcome of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting is just another example of how the U.S. is failing to provide the economic leadership the world needs.
Change will take place because information spreads and innovation follows. We are hearing too much about protectionism and other restraints that will only postpone change and impoverish people
Financial engineering dominates economic policy, but over time, this produces unintended consequences that hamper growth and employment.
China is holding a meeting of the National People's Congress this weekend and will introduce its vision for the future, a future incorporating ideas that people associate with Ronald Reagan.
The world is advancing as information spreads, capital flows, and trade expands, all of which encourage migration and this will continue whether the U.S. leads.
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