America

The Great Debate: 3Q2011 vs. 1Q2012

05/16/12

(Patriotic music starts. Camera pans audience of diverse college students, respectable elderly, and concerned baby boomers. People cheer and clap as they watch themselves on the screen above the... Continue

Catch 2012

03/22/12

An older man named Yossarian stopped by the office the other day. No first name, just Yossarian. I mentioned that Yossarian was the main character in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, the satirical 1961... Continue

The Hero

09/24/11

Imagine the Lone Ranger galloping over the horizon, confident that he and his sidekick Tonto will face down any evil before them with nothing more than a white stallion, silver bullets, and a healthy... Continue

Sub-Standard & Poorly

08/06/11

Yesterday’s Syntrinsic Commentary spoke to the larger implications of an unsustainable approach to capitalism, specifically, capitalism that requires inexhaustible credit to function. Today, as... Continue

Bad Capitalists?

08/05/11

Are Americans bad capitalists? As we confront the consequences of an unsustainable economic model, it’s a question we must consider. Bad capitalists: · misallocate assets · lock... Continue

Once Upon a Balance Sheet

06/27/11

Once upon a time, there was a balance sheet. It belonged to a mighty nation in the Western Hemisphere that had grown wealthy and powerful. Its people traversed the globe with confidence and bold... Continue