Posts Tagged ‘Economist’
From Guest Blogger Ryan Berg
Higher education costs have come to vastly outpace our ability to pay themt. This is no secret. Ask most students, and especially parents who help foot the bill. President Obama stated recently his goal for fifty percent of Americans to obtain some form of higher education—up from its current level of about twenty-five percent—a lofty goal, indeed. However, like all political endeavors, his efforts will be stymied without figuring out some cost control measures for both public and private school tuition alike. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since I started reading The Economist around eight or 10 years ago, I have always read the obituary at the end of the magazine. People’s lives fascinate me, and I appreciate that The Economist introduces me to people of whom I have never heard.
In this week’s issue, the obituary is of Doris Haddock. At the impressive age of 93, Mrs. Haddock walked across America to champion campaign-finance reform. She ran for the Senate later in her 90s, and earlier this year, at the age of 100, pondered another walk or drive through the nation to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling on campaign-finance reform.
I admittedly stand opposed to her on this issue. Regardless, my difference of opinion does not prevent me from admiring her audacity, tenacity and energy. She apparently had verve and a unique way of championing her cause. Again, I admire her vitality. R.I.P.
Now The Economist examines Secretary Paulson’s conversation with Jeffrey Immelt in September 2008.
While most management gurus trowel out sludge worth more in paper weight than in business insight, one man – often referred to as a guru – has claimed my respect and admiration, as he has those of many leaders, managers and businesspeople worldwide. Peter Drucker died four years ago, and his writings seem just as relevant today as when he wrote them. Read the rest of this entry »