This week, I am just aiming for you to get a post up on the blog.
At a minimum, write one paragraph about some topic or idea from the class.
Here is a little list of questions I had of possibilities:
From Aspen- what are cost-benefits of graduated cap gains tax?
Was SEC rule change for proxy voting adopted? Effect?
How did corporate governance get so captured by management?
What are Aspen Principles on Long Term Value?
What is the current political debate about whether the stimulus “worked”…Rs say no, Unemployment is high. Ds yes, it could have been higher.
What is behavioral finance? How does it explain the great recession?
What happened to Skilling‘s conviction? Where is Enron now? Gas trading?
How do economics of disintermediation or market-making work? If you find more efficient prices for all customers, you lower margin on each deal, right? Won’t that erode margins over time?
Who was Mencken? Does he offer other insights now? He was the person quoted by Krugaman that every human problem has a neat, simple, and wrong solution.
In the eight steps, they say to check you gut because humans are hard-wired for empathy. Are we? Are there more Insights into “hard-wired” for empathy and fairness? Are there experiments with primates, other animals. Does this dissolve the nature-nurture debate.