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Asking More Commentary: Perspectives from Mendoza College of Business

How boards can identify the most appropriate financial indicators

by Thomas Harvey

April 15, 2013

Boards should think carefully about the few financial indicators that tell them about the agency’s financial condition. Read More

Newsweek might have gone digital, but the magazine industry isn’t dead

by James S. O'Rourke

January 10, 2013

Despite the rise of digital media, print magazines still have a future. Read More

Nostalgia for factory jobs that will never come back

by Jeffrey H. Bergstrand

February 17, 2012

The future of 'Made in the USA' will look a lot different than our manufacturing past. Read More

The real business lesson of 'Moneyball'

by Richard G Sheehan

September 27, 2011

The story of Oakland A's GM Billy Beane and how he used statistics to beat the big moneyed franchises missed an essential point about exploiting market inefficiencies. Read More

Ethics lessons from the financial crisis

by Georges Enderle

September 3, 2010

The economic philosophy that supports markets strictly driven by self-interest of stakeholders is a failure. The financial crisis offers three lessons we must learn if we are to avoid a similar meltdown in the future. Read More

What Causes the Biggest Bad Decisions

by Ed Conlon

August 2, 2010

Leading up to the Challenger disaster was a decision-making process with major management errors. These same errors played a part in the subprime mortgage crisis and the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Read More

Fixing the financial market mess: We can't ignore values

by Ed Conlon

June 1, 2010

Part I: We are beginning to understand the "how" and the "why" of the economic recession. But as we look for measures to prevent these financial events from occurring again, it's clear regulation isn't the total answer. Read More

Civilizing the Economy and Catholic Social Teaching

by Oliver F. Williams, CSC

May 7, 2010

Various papal encyclicals offer visions of how the market, the state and civil society can work together to have a "civilizing" effect on the economy. Read More

Why Michael Moore is wrong about capitalism

by Paul H. Schultz

November 5, 2009

Filmmaker Michael Moore's most recent movie blasts capitalism as a failed, even "evil," system. But Moore is wrong on all counts. Not only is capitalism that most efficient economic system, but it encourages ethical behavior, despite what recent failures would lead you to believe. Read More

Poverty and hope both found in Afghanistan

by Carolyn Y. Woo

August 17, 2009

Carolyn Y. Woo, dean of the Mendoza College of Business, recently traveled through Afghanistan and Pakistan to observe the efforts of Catholic Relief Services to support entrepreneurship and education in these struggling countries. Read More