Recent Programs

Globalization: The Pros and Cons

Why are so many people angered by and seemingly against globalization including our present administration? Left to Right: Dennis McCuistion, Pia Orrenius, PhD, Matthew Rooney, and Niki McCuistion Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, to discuss the pros and cons of globalization are: Pia Orrenius, PhD: Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve, Dallas and Matthew Rooney: Director of the Economic... [Read more]

Is the Federal Reserve Good for America?

The Federal Reserve has had promoters and detractors since its inception in 1913. An arm of the government and nominally owned by the banks that belong to the system, it’s been blamed for the Great Depression, praised, and criticized for helping lessen the 2008 financial crisis. As America’s central bank its purpose is to conduct monetary policy, the pursuit of full employment and stable... [Read more]

Ethics and Transparency as Antidotes to Financial Fraud (Re-Air)

Ethics, as defined by Merriam-Webster is “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation… the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group.” Our experts, Marianne Jennings, J.D.: Professor Emeritus Arizona State University Ethical and Legal Studies, author of The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse; commended as a top 100 thought leader... [Read more]

Re-Air: 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]

The Platinum Rule: Communicating to Succeed

The Platinum Rule: Communicating to Succeed with special guest, Tony Alessandra, PhD, CSP, CPAE and author of The Platinum Rule. L to R: Dennis McCuistion, Niki McCuistion, & Tony Alessandra, PhD Whether it’s to collaborate, innovate, be understood, negotiate, and/or just get along with others, effective communication skills are key. Schools teach the “3 r’s”... [Read more]

U.S. and World Poverty: Incurable Problems?

In the United States, the official poverty rate is 13.5 percent (U.S. Census Bureau 2015). The 2015 studies show an estimated 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty, a rate of 14.3 percent of the population. While the percentage of Americans in poverty fell from 15 percent in 2012, the biggest such decline since the year 2000 poverty is still an issue. Left to Right (on platform): Timothy Bray, PhD... [Read more]

Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?

In today’s polarized political world, the question, “Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?”, is on point. The votes from our three experts on this subject are mixed. Left to Right:  Joseph E. Kobylka, PhD., Jeffrey A. Engel, PhD., and Robert Howell, PhD Joining host Dennis McCuistion to discuss the concerns with civic intelligence and the “right “to vote are: Jeffrey A. Engel.... [Read more]

Do We Need Fewer Regulations?

Recently Dennis McCuistion was featured in a Dallas Morning News article. Follow this link to view the article titled, “Fix, don’t defang, consumer bureau” Dallas Congressman Jeb Hensarling makes an excellent case for getting rid of Dodd-Frank or at least dismantling a large chunk of it, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The 2,319-page Dodd-Frank Act was passed in... [Read more]

Self-Governing: How Much Governance Do We Need?

Paul David Miller, PhD. (University of Texas at Austin, Research Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) said, “Self-government is at root a culture of public responsibility among a citizenry, that is, a widely accepted norm that citizens can and should take a role in public decision making. People must believe that they have the right, duty, and ability to govern themselves.” Joining... [Read more]

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