International Women’s Day 2012

By Maria Shpokayte Last week on Thursday, March 8th, 2012, graduate student club Zicklin Women in Business (ZWIB) hosted their 3rd annual International Women’s Day event at Baruch College. For the third time in the past three years, a panel of distinguished guests and a large group of graduate students gathered at Baruch College’s Newman … Continue reading

“Our Brand is Crisis”

“¡Si se puede!” Yes, you can!   In the most crucial election at the time, Bolivia was suffering another decade of poverty, high unemployment, and corruption. This documentary, “Our Brand is Crisis”, returns to the country’s most crucial election and demonstrates how the marketing of a political campaign caused the country to suffer a severe … Continue reading

Sykaljery’s Movie Picks on the Financial Crisis: IOUSA

IOUSA This is a movie about the national debt.  It is a really excellent film, which is extremely well produced.  I don’t hold with some of its tenets, and in many ways, it seemed to be a vehicle for the punditry of David Walker, the former Comptroller of the GAO, but factually, I think it … Continue reading

Tax Cuts and Austerity Measures

NPR posts a great video from professor Mark Blythe on why austerity measures and attacking the deficit aren’t the right answers to the economic crisis. If you’re a big believer in the tenets of IOUSA, consider this first.

They’ve Done It Again

The MTA Board has again voted to raise fares on virtually every means of transportation for which it is responsible. As a city government corporation, the MTA Board is immune from the political pressures of having to worry about re-election.  The seventeen-member board is appointed by the governor and each board member serves a six-year fixed term.  Some … Continue reading