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North Texas Giving Day on 9/22!

We believe the power of television, when combined with an understanding of important issues, can make significant positive differences and changes in the lives of people who watch. With YOUR HELP the McCuistion Program can reach more viewers on the issues that affect their daily lives with information from experts with diverse and objective viewpoints so we may continue informing people and talking... [Read more]

Ethics and Transparency as Antidotes to Financial Fraud

Ethics, according to Merriam-Webster is an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior; a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. Left to Right: Richard Ebeling, PhD and Marianne Jennings, J.D. Ethics makes for good business. Yet, most companies do not take the necessary steps to create a culture of ethics that governs their decision making. Companies... [Read more]

Have Dodd- Frank and Other Regulations Been Effective?

Did Dodd-Frank set up a tyranny in our financial system? The failure of Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused an outcry for due process, rule of law, regulation and reform. And while the intention was to revitalize the American economy, the reverse has occurred. The 19,000 pages of regulations, $35 billion of economic impact and 72 million hours of paperwork may not have... [Read more]

Can a Future Financial Crisis be Prevented?

Can a future financial crisis be prevented? It seems we keep repeating the same mistakes. Complex regulations, rewarding the too big to fail banks at the expense of community banks, lowering underwriting standards… if we continue the same policies a future financial crisis is inevitable. Click & Tweet! Special thanks to the National Center... [Read more]

What Really Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis, Part Two

This episode on the 2008 financial crisis is the third of a six part series on the 2008 financial crisis.  Was the 2008 financial crisis a planned, organized, strategic, systemic embracing of loopholes that allowed for deliberate fraud? Click & Tweet! Left to Right: Rashad Abdel-Khalik, PhD, Richard M. Bowen, III, C.R. “Rusty” Cloutier,... [Read more]

What Really Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis, Part One

So, what really caused the 2008 financial crisis: the failure of capitalism, socialism, too much regulation, too little regulation, Wall Street greed, fraud, corruption, cronyism, stupidity? Or all of the above?! Our experts agree that continuing to talk about the issues and causes are important to prevent a future financial crisis. Yet, without major changes in our systems, regulations and government... [Read more]

Whistleblowers: Who They Are and Why You Should Care

A Whistleblower is defined as a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, who exposes to the public or to those in authority, or to management, information or situations of egregious mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrongdoing within the organization. Left to Right: Richard M. Bowen III, Michael G. Winston, PhD, William K. Black, PhD While the public... [Read more]

Re-Air: Technology, Entertainment and Design: TED and TEDxSMU

TED is taking over the world! TED, which stands for, Technology, Entertainment and Design has changed how we view the world. TED talks are watched globally – with an average of 17 new Left to Right: Dennis McCuistion, Jeremy Gregg, Heather Hankamer, Niki McCuistion and Jim Young page views per minute. In the fall of 2012 TED celebrated its one billionth video views. Today over 1,700 talks are... [Read more]

Re-Air: The Board Diversity Challenge

Our experts give various views on diversity and how the U.S.companies measure against their European counterparts. In the U.S. board recruitment is often based on board members reaching out to people they already know and are comfortable with; often individuals with views and experiences similar to their own. Recruitment may also not take into consideration other values not reflected on the current... [Read more]

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