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Is America committing slow-motion suicide? A look at the decline of CUNY

Since my wife is a faculty member at Lehman College, the picture of its library in yesterday’s NY Times captured my attention:

Lehman and other City University of New York colleges were profiled in an article titled “ 2,575 more words


"Self Declared Spokesman For Blacks": Why Did Bernie Sanders Put An Obama-Hater On The Democratic Platform Committee?

The liberal case against Hillary Clinton rests in large part upon her associations — people she surrounds herself with and whose judgment she relies upon. She has caught an enormous amount of flak, some of it fair, for her ties to figures in the finance industry or advisers with… 764 more words

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Money Monster review (no spoilers)

If a better looking Jim Cramer dressed up like the Riddler from Batman and was held hostage…that HAD the be the elevator pitch for this film.   209 more words

Film Reviews

Alan Greenspan Former Federal Reserve Chairman Warns of Impending Global Retirement Crisis. Never seen Video Footage included - CWEB

CWEB.com – “Populations everywhere in the Western world are aging and we are not committing enough of our resources to fund that,” Greenspan said Thursday on… 758 more words

Review: No One Would Listen

One might ask who Harry Markopolos is and why should one care about his book. Well, he is the whistleblower that launched an investigation towards Madoff investment scandal and managed to figure out that it was a Ponzi scheme in 1999 while everyone (at least the SEC) did not take him seriously or thought he was crazy. 693 more words

Book Review

NNF16 : City of Literature Weekend

Here’s some illustrations I did for the “City of Literature Weekend” (As part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.) The event was a series of talks exploring ideas ranging from the cutting edge of neuroscience to unimaginable stories of human perseverance…. 34 more words


Why the Very Poor Have Become Poorer

Christopher Jencks writes for The New York Review of Books:

According to the Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans living in poverty is higher today than it was in the late 1960s. 338 more words