Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Our unsustainable growth model and the Great Disruption

NYT columnist Thomas L. Friedman, author of Hot, Flat and Crowded, tackles the disquieting possibility our economic system can't work over the long term and tries to publicize a new term for our times. From the NYT: Sometimes the satirical newspaper The Onion is so right on, I can’t resist quoting from it. Consider this […]

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Are Europe's financial problems even worse?

From the NYT commentary by Liquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World: THE 1931 collapse of the Austrian bank Creditanstalt provoked financial panic across Europe and almost single-handedly turned a bad downturn into the Great Depression. Last week, when I read about the brewing European banking crisis, I suddenly […]

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