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10 of the best: beyondbrics most popular guest posts of 2012

From The Financial Times By beyondbrics December 27, 2012 Alongside the various FT correspondents around the world, beyondbrics plays host to a wide range of guest writers, among whom you’ll find business leaders, academics, market insiders and politicians – and this year, particularly of from Russia. Which contributions did our readers like the most? Here […]

How Washington Abandoned Main Street while Rescuing Wall Street

4:30PM-6PM, November 8th, 2012 Boston University Law School, Room 1570 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Barofsky will reveal vivid behind-the-scenes details of the extreme degree to which our government officials bent over backward to serve the interests of Wall Street firms at the expense of the broader public—and at the expense of effective financial […]

In Memory of John Silber

Watch this video on YouTube John R. Silber (Hon.’95), the president emeritus and former chancellor who led the transformation of Boston University from a commuter school to a renowned research institution, died early this morning, Thursday, September 27, at age 86. The cause of death was kidney failure. Silber, who came to Boston University in […]

Economists Risk Labeling as Political Hacks

From Bloomberg By Laurence Kotlikoff August 21, 2012 Some 500 of my colleagues in economics, almost all academics, have signed a statement applauding former Governor Mitt Romney’s economic plan and condemning President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy. The statement amounts to an endorsement of Romney’s presidential candidacy. As such, it represents a disservice to […]

Too Big To Fail Has Become a Permanent Bailout Program

From Forbes By Peter Wallison & Cornelius Hurley August 14, 2012 Congressman Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate is being described as a “game changer” that shifts the presidential election from negative tit-for-tat swipes to a higher strategic plane. What better time than now to have the long overdue discussion about the central […]