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What We Buy Matters

By Michael Gordon on November 28, 2011 9:43 AM It’s Sunday after Thanksgiving. Christmas must be tomorrow, or maybe “Black Friday” has become “Black Every Day” based on my email inbox and all the TV commercials I’ve seen the past few days. Buying stuff is alive and well. But something else is in the air, […] Read More

Thanks, Detroit

By Michael Gordon on November 20, 2011 12:59 PM I have much to be thankful for — certainly my family, friends, and the opportunity to do what I love — but let me single out a city that I’m thankful to see on the rise.   Forbes recently listed the places where young people are […] Read More

Microfinance, USA: Grameen America

By Michael Gordon on November 13, 2011 3:18 PM If it’s November, then I must be teaching microfinance. For the last several years, as fall starts giving way to winter, I start to wind down my teaching  about social enterprise and “wind up” my teaching of microfinance. The past week, my class focused on microfinance […] Read More

A Complex, Economic Mess? Take Out Your Checkerboard.

A Complex, Economic Mess? Take Out Your Checkerboard. By Michael Gordon on November 6, 2011 11:55 AM How strongly is one set of outcomes connected to another?   First, consider T. Rowe Price.   You may be familiar with them from their TV commercials.  Yes, commercials are meant to sell, and persuasiveness outsells accuracy. Still, […] Read More