Stories by William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Guest Column: Is Federal Reserve really driving stock prices? The assumption is dubious

It is coming in vogue to criticize the Federal Reserve System's monetary stimulus as doing little for economic recovery, but much to increase stock prices.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

We need vast "structural reform." But our current policies move us in the opposite direction.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Guest Column: Surprising legislative, judicial powers are derived from sheer vagueness

This creeping, and sometimes explosive, expansion of federal power leads thoughtful people to worry about the means to employ to curb it.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Guest Column: Skin in the game: Stake in outcome crucial for wise governmental decisions

This is the crux of a not-well-recognized dilemma: How do you slow, or halt, the expansion of the non-taxpaying group of voters?
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Guest Column: Is inequality of opportunities really the problem? What's the true target?

Our work force and budding entrepreneurs may be inadequately prepared to take advantage of already existing opportunities.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Guest Column: Look deeper to find the real cost of attempting to reduce income inequality

The media treatment of the subject is so misleading that it merits greater discussion.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Column: Bitcoins and Federal Reserve notes: What are the differences?

In many ways, Bitcoin transactions resemble ordinary dollar exchanges for goods and services.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Guest Column: Exactly what is fair? Do childhood values heavily influence adult values?

Is it possible that the rampant use of the word "fair" stems from its original use in settling family disputes among children?
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Guest Column: Common sense points the way to real economic recovery

What further evidence does the Obama administration need to move forward to abandon its reckless policy of governing by crisis management?
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Column: Should academia separate from the NCAA? Yes -- here's why

Separation provides universities with a rich opportunity to re-establish the integrity of their academic programs.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Column: Do liberals and conservatives differ on caring and compassion?

A hitherto unrecognized and unappreciated mountain of goodwill, of altruism, resides among both factions.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Column: Will reining in regulators better control bank risk?

Ultimately banks must be made responsible for their survival.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Column: Personal responsibility is economically vital

The decline in personal responsibility helps (it is not the sole cause) spawn a myriad of welfare programs.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Column: Did our participation in World War II really end America's Great Depression?

If only the economic world were that simple.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Guest Column: High-flying Apple facing financial dilemma

All of this highlights the importance of management providing clear guidance to investors about its dividend policy and investment opportunities.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Guest Column: The 50-year itch: Stop hand-wringing about machines taking jobs

With a free-market economy that embodies personal freedom, free choice and freedom to contract, there is no reason why we cannot continue to enjoy a fruitful future.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Guest Column: Incentives drive our economy

Incentives are needed by unskilled teenagers and by the most sophisticated, risk-taking venture capitalists.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Guest Column: Tax system alarmingly progressive, yet politicians clamor for more

Something is very much remiss here.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Guest Column: Dementia can take loved one away, but not spouse's memories

My advice to caregivers: Take advantage of any fleeting moment of rationality.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Column: The pleasure of work: We cherish most what we gain by honest effort

Nothing exceeds the happiness that flows from the fruits of one's honest efforts.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
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