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.
Her speech this week concentrated just on the economic problems of the U.S. and minimized the role the Fed plays within the global economy.
The IMF has now let the Chinese play with the 'big boys' in world economic affairs, so the world games can really get started
Federal Reserve economic models are lacking when it comes to forecasting economic trends.
By moving its new headquarters to Allergan's Ireland base, the new combined drug giant will likely save billions of dollars in taxes.
The economic policies of the past sixty years have brought the United States to where it is now. More of the same will make things worse.
The dollar has risen in value over the past 18 months, and analysts expect it to rise even more. This will change everything, and U.S. leaders will have to adapt.
The International Monetary Fund is getting closer to making the Chinese renminbi a reserve currency. This change will transform the global economy.
The Federal Reserve has shown itself to be myopic when it comes to economic policy-making and the recent speech by Fed Vice Chair confirms this inward looking behavior
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have been controversial, but can change the world for the better.
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