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Silk Road: Drugs, the Internet, and Ross Ulbricht

Two years ago, Ross Ulbricht, “Dread Pirate Roberts, the creator of Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for creating and running the Silk Road, a massive dark web drug market. Since this program was taped, an appellate court denied an application from his legal team. Ross has received two life sentences without parole. This last weekend I interviewed Lyn Ulbricht, who is... [Read more]

Relationships and Diversity in the Boardroom

Many decisions made in a boardroom rely on relationships and diversity of opinions and experience, skill and style. Diversity today is more than diversity in gender and ethnicity. Joining host Dennis McCuistion to talk about the critical role diversity and relationships play in good governance are: Deborah L. DeHaas, Vice Chair and Chief Inclusion Officer, Managing Partner; Center for Board Effectiveness,... [Read more]

Is the News Media the Enemy of the People?

President Trump has called the media the enemy of the people, routinely castigates them, and has referred to the media as the “opposition party” to his administration. The media has always been the whipping boy of the politician, this is not new. Journalists are supposed to ask questions, get answers from many different sources, and be the eyes and ears of the American people in their role... [Read more]

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]

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