“On The Money!” with Steve Pomeranz: Guest Dr. Michael Szenberg, Distinguished Professor Of Economics, Lubin School of Business

Economist Michael Szenberg shares his thoughts on rescuing America, covering the deficit and restoring confidence with “The Investor’s Advocate” Steve Pomeranz, in an “On The Money!” radio interview broadcast to over one million listeners throughout Florida, Oklahoma, Indiana, New Hampshire and New York.

The position of the United States given both the high level of U.S. debt and its budget deficit within the framework of a globalized and interdependent world economy was the topic of discussion between Lubin Professor Michael Szenberg, Ph.D, and “On the Money” Host Steve Pomeranz, CFP.  

If you were not among the over one million listeners who heard the interview initially when it aired on Friday, October 28, on one of these 9 radio stations, click HERE to listen to a podcast now.  

Key points made and proposed by Dr. Szenberg include:

  •  The burning point at the present time is the high deficit and debt levels of the U.S. that affect the confidence in willingness and ability of the U.S. to  maintain its leadership position, which is so crucially needed.
  • China has substantially increased capabilities in terms of military and economic power. But it cannot match the power of the U.S. due to its lack of moral power.
  • How do we improve the economic capabilities of the U.S.? Reducing sharply the deficit and debt levels will increase the most important component of economic development – confidence in the country.
  • My proposal is for the U.S. President appearing in an extraordinary address, accompanied by leaders of both parties and representatives of every segment of the population – from multimillionaires like Warren Buffett, to blue collar workers. The address will focus on how to save America and prevent its decline similar to that of other civilizations in the past. The American exceptionalism will be reflected in the willingness of the people to contribute voluntarily part of their savings for the purpose of eliminating the public debt and reinforcing the confidence in the U.S.
  • What unites all Americans irrespective of their affiliations is that we all want America to prosper.

Westchester Business Journal: “Bottom-up or top-down government”

Lubin professor John James argues in his most recent column for the Westchester Business Journal in an informed public discussion of social welfare.

Lubin professor John James argues in his most recent column for the Westchester Business Journal for an informed public discussion of social welfare.

From the article:

We Americans face major choices. Do we want to create a government program providing cradle-to-grave security for all our citizens? Are we willing to give up our bottom-up approach to government in favor of top-down centralized planning and decision-making? Both Obama Care and Dodd-Frank require such a system. The current deliberations in Congress and at numerous statehouses are wrestling with these questions. It is clear the Democratic Party has moved and continues to move toward a more centralized top-down form of government. The decisions will be political, and, as the French say, “a votre choix!”

Read the full article at WestfairOnline.com

LoHud.com: “Minor party has too much to pull”

Pace Law professor writes an opinion article in the Journal News online (LoHud.com) about the politics of same-sex marriage.

Pace Law professor writes an opinion article in the Journal News online (LoHud.com) about the politics of same-sex marriage.

From LoHud.com:

Courage is not a quality that we usually associate with politics, or politicians. Compromise, deal-making, arm-twisting, quid pro quos, are most often the ingredients of lawmaking. So we should not be surprised that despite popular support for legalizing gay marriage, and despite the strenuous advocacy by the governor, the mayor, and other leading figures, a small and marginal political party, with a leader wielding outsized influence, will be the decider in this momentous battle.

Read the full opinion article here.

DNAinfo, The Nation, The Guardian: “Left Forum Will Draw Thousands of Activists to Pace University”

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Nation and The Guardian (which has a whole series on the theme of the conference).

Cornel West, writer and activist, will speak at the Left Forum Friday night at Pace. (Richard Alan Hannon/Getty Images)

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Guardian, and The Nation.

Excerpt from the DNAinfo.com article:

This is the third year the Left Forum has been held at Pace University, but it has its roots back in the Socialist Scholars Conference in the 1960s. Every year, the Left Forum brings activists together to take a step back from their day-to-day work and see what others are doing in different fields all over the world.

It is expected to be the largest Left Forum yet.

You can also read coverage of the Left Forum at Pace University in The Nation and The Guardian, which has a whole series on the theme of the conference.

The Indian Panorama: “Indian Consulate organizes a Panel discussion on Union Budget”

The Indian Panorama reported on a Panel discussion of India’s budget which took place in New York recently. Pace professor Surendra K. Kaushik was the lead speaker who pronounced the budget a blueprint for a “balanced” economy.

The Indian Panorama reported on a Panel discussion of India’s budget which took place in New York recently. Pace professor Surendra K. Kaushik was the lead speaker who pronounced the budget a blueprint for a “balanced” economy.

The full article can be read page 5 of The Indian Panorama online.

The Washington Times – “How Hollywood shaped Gipper”

President Reagan’s Hollywood tenure helped shape his character, refine his communication skills and hone negotiating tactics that would serve him — and the country — well during his two-term presidency.

Being a familiar presence on both the big and small screen usually worked to his advantage, said Christopher C. Presley, director of professional development for the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. “When you’ve seen an actor in so many roles, you feel like you have an intimacy with them,” Mr. Presley said.

For Reagan, acting allowed him to convey the sense of self he wanted, the one that fit the needs of a given moment.

“A trained actor knows good acting is the honest expression of themselves within a given set of circumstances,” Mr. Presley said. “A bad actor will play an idea or type, a stereotype, without even realizing it. A good actor will put themselves in the circumstance and let whatever’s unique about them come out.”

Timed to the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan, How Hollywood shaped Gipper looks back at his acting ability, best/worst roles, leadership of the Screen Actors Guild and how his acting resume shaped his political ascent.

Associated Press: Professor Susan Herman Among Experts to Review Infamous NY Child Molestation Case

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice included Pace criminal justice Professor Susan Herman in her panel of experts to reexamine a Long Island sex abuse case from the 1980s.

Associated Press: Pace Professor Susan Herman Empanelled for a Molestation Case Under Review

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice included Pace criminal justice Professor Susan Herman in her panel of experts to reexamine a Long Island sex-abuse case from the 1980s.

Jesse Friedman in 2004 - AP Photo/FRANK FRANKLIN II

The case, depicted in the documentary film “Capturing the Friedmans,” ended in the conviction of 18-year-old Jesse Friedman and his father Arnold for molesting children attending a computer school run out of the family’s home in Great Neck, N.Y.

The Associated Press piece was picked up by over 100 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Seattle Press, The San Francisco Examiner, The Boston Globe, Law.com, and The Herald Online.

Read the full article here.

Professor Herman also recently had her letter to the editor published in The New York Times Book Review -in response to a review of Jessica Stern’s “Denial.”

Pace Professor Wins Nomination and Almost Certainly Election as a New York State Senator from the Bronx

When Gustavo Rivera, a Pace adjunct professor for five years, won nomination and almost certainly election as a New York State senator from the Bronx, his Pace connection was the finishing line in a story in The New York Times, as well as on Fox TV’s local channel’s “Good Day New York.”

When Gustavo Rivera, a Pace adjunct professor for five years, won nomination and almost certainly election as a New York State senator from the Bronx, his Pace connection was the finishing line in a story in The New York Times, as well as on Fox TV’s local channel’s “Good Day New York.”

*Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo/ The New York Times

Read the New York Times article, “Election Assured, Victor Over Espada Will Face a Tough Job in Albany,” here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16bronx.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

NEWS RELEASE: Immigration: A Right or a Privilege? Discussion Sept. 14

As the mosque controversy fuels the debate over immigration policy reforms, Muzaffar A. Chishti, a lawyer and director of Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law, will discuss “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” on Tuesday, September 14 at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration on its downtown New York City campus in the Student Union, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

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“Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?”  – A discussion at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration Tuesday, September 14

As the mosque controversy fuels the debate over immigration policy reforms, Muzaffar A. Chishti, a lawyer and director of Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law, will discuss “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” on Tuesday, September 14 at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration on its downtown New York City campus in the Student Union, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Reuters – “New York finally sees progress at Ground Zero site” – Dr. Richard Shadick

As the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, Dr. Shadick reflects on the anger and anxiety over the proposed mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers and the need for a physical memorial in a sacred where people can honor their losses. The Reuters article has been picked up by hundreds of websites worldwide including FoxBusiness.com, ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com.

As the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, Dr. Shadick reflects on the anger and anxiety over the proposed mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers and the need for a physical memorial in a sacred where people can honor their losses.  The Reuters article has been picked up by hundreds of websites worldwide including FoxBusiness.com, ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com.

“Some of the anxiety and anger over the plan for a mosque near Ground Zero is fueled by the lack of completion of the 9/11 memorial, and to some extent the fact that (al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden is still at large,” said Richard Shadick, director of counseling and professor of psychology at New York’s Pace University.

“A physical memorial in a sacred place where people can honor their losses, I believe, would help quell the pain experienced right now,” Shadick said.

Read the complete text online at http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0812292520100909