She’s So Good With Brackets, I Can’t Wait Until She Covers Next Year’s NCAA Basketball Tourney

Brenda and I went to the grocery store this morning and got nabbed for a "man on the street" interview for one of the "journalists" from KCAU, Channel 9 News here in Sioux City. She wanted us to comment on the ObamaCare decision that had just been handed down by the Supreme Court. We declined …

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Eat, Eat, Eat!

I listened to the most recent Munk Debate today. The Munk Debates are formal debates featuring high-profile experts in their fields which are funded by Peter and Melanie Munk. They take place in Toronto. The resolution of the most recent debate was as follows: Be it resolved: North America faces a Japan-style era of high …

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Explaining Some of the Criticisms of Grameen Bank (4 of 4)

The American critics of Grameen Bank are prolix and it's hard to know where to start and end in an attempt to balance fairness with length of this essay. One site that offers links that present the good, the bad, and the ugly both by supporters and critics, by legitimate news sources and commentators is …

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The Pros and Cons of Microfinance (1 of 4)

I haven't said anything about microfinance for a long time. The last few years there have been questions raised and questionable practices uncovered in the microfinance business. When Morgan Stanley entered the field three or four years ago, I began to suspect that something was terribly wrong. I left the Kiva link on the web …

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