Today’s Students Are More Globally Aware, Less Materialistic, Leading Pollster Says

This is from The Chroncile of Higher Education. What do you think? Washington — The generation of young people who are filling college classrooms and becoming junior faculty members today are more globally aware and less concerned about material wealth than were their predecessors, a leading public-opinion pollster told more than 150 college and universityContinue reading “Today’s Students Are More Globally Aware, Less Materialistic, Leading Pollster Says”

Congo conflict minerals

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II, remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman or girl. In part, this danger comes from the demand created by you and me for electronic products that requires minerals found in the eastern Congo.Continue reading “Congo conflict minerals”

Travel news

Within the travel industry’s economic damage, airlines face substantial overcapacity. Two of the large US flag carriers will have to merge to avoid the bankruptcy of another American airline. United Airlines (UAUA), American (AMR) and US Air (LCC) are the weakest airlines. The stocks of all three are down more than 40% so far thisContinue reading “Travel news”

Crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Yea, another bandwagon I’m on: using the phrase, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” Who said it, or something similar, first? Maybe economist Paul Romer. A quick look shows the selection of those using the phrase, or something close includes Thomas Friedman (New York Times, 18 April 2004)Eliot Spitzer (January 2005)Arthur Affleck (FebruaryContinue reading “Crisis is a terrible thing to waste”