The Taller They Are…

by Jennie S. Bev Often overlooked, there appears to be a rough correlation between skyscrapers and financial bubbles. Skyscrapers and other magnificent architectures may be useful indicators of speculative economic bubble conditions. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 830 meters, had to halt construction after the 2008 global financial crisis started. Take a … Continue reading »

No Reward, No Punishment, No Grading

by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara Average Americans have been questioning the value of high-priced college and university education. We even question the value of “conventional” K-12 public schooling. Conventional schooling is based on reward and punishment that comes with grades as consequences. Whether conventional schooling has any current value is questionable. Based on principles … Continue reading »

USA, the Violent?

by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara On Monday, April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded killing three and injuring 183 others by alleged Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (19) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26) identified as grassroot militants from Chechnya. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, a fertilizer plant in Texas exploded causing 35 deaths, 160 injured, approximately 80 … Continue reading »

The Atlantic Century

by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara US economy is recovering, despite the huge disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street between the haves and the have-nots, between the one-percenters and the ninety-nine percenters, which can be observed with various economic indicators, including high demand for luxury goods but low demand for products aiming low and … Continue reading »

Power of American “Soft Power”

Read “The Power of American ‘Soft Power’” on Forbes.com. by Jennie S. Bev Almost four years since the beginning of the Great Recession, signified by the implosion of the financial industry and the fall of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the United States is recovering. In fact, some sectors have grown to new heights. Thus, … Continue reading »