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    Where are the women?

    Feb 26 • Thinking Economically • 222 Views

    Stocks, investments, Wall Street…these names evoke images of men. Until after our recent class trip to the NYSE and Wall Street, I didn’t realize how true these images are.

    Standing in the stock exchange, I look down onto the floor and literally see two women. Two! As a student in an all-girls school this is very shocking. I have never been anywhere that has so few women. What does it take to get on the floor and why are more men getting there?

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    The Super Bowl… Is it really about the game?

    Feb 5 • Thinking Economically • 182 Views

    Even though I like football, when I watch the Super Bowl, I

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    (Product) Red. How far will it go?

    Dec 22 • Thinking Economically • 236 Views

    It is safe to say that ten years ago, not many people would have imagined that we could purchase music right off of the Internet and have the proceeds go straight to charity.

    One of the more reasonable ways to contribute to the Red campaign is to buy

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  • Milton Friedman’s Philosophy

    Dec 14 • Thinking Economically • 306 Views

    On Milton Friedman…

    “At a conference 34 years ago, celebrating Friedman’s 60th birthday, I presented a paper questioning that dictum by noting that the vast part of apparently nonprofit-oriented behavior by corporate managers was really — and necessarily — a profit-maximizing response to business, social or political pressures dressed up to look like something else. For such a strategy to be successful, the behavior had to appear to be nonprofit maximizing, and, of course, had to be called something like “social responsibility.”

    Since it was difficult or impossible to distinguish a profit motive from a charitable motive in any particular corporate action, a strong rule against corporate altruism, as Friedman was advocating, would invite judges to examine the propriety of a significant set of managerial decisions. ”
    -Article by Henry G. Manne (Wall Street Journal) (11-24-06)

    We’re not the only ones who think businesses have other motives.

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    Would you pick up a charitable necklace for over $1000

    Dec 7 • Thinking Economically • 188 Views

    I

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