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CHINA Town Hall comes to the Berkshires, Karen Christensen to speak

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) is mentioned in the opening to today’s New York Times feature on Chinese president XI Jinping's first state visit to the United States. The #NCUSCR has been at the center of US-China people-to-people exchanges since 1966, and is soon coming to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

By |2015-09-22T06:36:07-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Small businesses should get more credit

More public credit, that is, for their contribution to the global economy, as well as the bank credit they need to survive and grow. Small businesses - like Berkshire Publishing - create jobs and sustain communities. More than 50% of Americans work in small businesses. And small businesses, I've learned today, are more likely to delay

By |2008-12-24T13:02:30-05:00December 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

$975 to spare? — learn how to prepare for recession

I find the conference invitation below fascinating. Fiddling while Rome burns? That's not a good analogy. Maybe this is simply proof that "Hope springs eternal in the human breast." (That's Alexander Pope, the English poet, by the way.) I'm wondering if I can afford to go to any conferences in the near future, including the Information

By |2008-10-28T09:24:11-05:00October 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Perspectives on the falling stock markets

Having supper with Bill McNeill, the eminent world historian, is always a pleasure, but last night there was a bonus: new perspectives on the falling stock markets. We were talking about historical trends and examples, and he explained that the first international credit crunch took place in the 14th century, involving Edward III of England and

By |2008-10-10T15:53:04-05:00October 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments
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