Archive for February, 2009

A New Qualitative Capitalism Part II

Davide Accomazzo, MBA This is the second of two posts on changes I think need to be made for a new, more sustainable economic and social system. Click here to read Part I. The full article exploring these interventions was first published in August 2008 on Goldmau.com. Since the early part of the last decade, […]

February 23rd, 2009 - By


A New Qualitative Capitalism Part I

This is the first of two posts on changes I think need to be made for a new, more sustainable economic and social system. The full article exploring these interventions was published in August 2008 on Goldmau.com. Davide Accomazzo, MBA Last year, I wrote an article titled The End of Capitalism as We Know It. […]

February 16th, 2009 - By


Goal 4: Apply What You Learn

For over 40 years I have taught applied modeling—at eight different universities, engineering and business schools, graduate and undergraduate levels. I have taught using paper and pencil for quick-and-dirty models, calculators, mainframe computers, and now PCs with spreadsheets. Generally, I have four goals for each class, and the fourth is: Be able to actually identify […]

February 9th, 2009 - By


It’s Time to Hit the Reset Button

Our financial crisis came about because of flawed thinking about how to help the poor. Financially sophisticated parents would never tell their children to borrow to the ceiling to buy a house or anything else. And yet, lawmakers thought that the way to help the poor was to encourage them to borrow heavily. The mass inducement […]

February 2nd, 2009 - By