Nathaniel Kenninger

world  •  Jan 18, 2010 8:28 pm

Professor debates economic power

In 1992, Chairman Deng Xiaoping uttered the famous phrase, “To get rich is glorious.” Since that historic quote, which was followed by market liberalizations, a wave of entrepreneurial activity and foreign investment, China has prospered. With this unparalleled rise, China’s economy seems to be an unstoppable force. However, one IU professor says China might be overhyped and, more importantly, overvalued monetarily.

world  •  Jul 1, 2009 5:48 pm

Alumnae begin Ecuador microenterprises

SAN GERARDO, Ecuador – In the highlands of the Andes, near the base of Chimborazo, one of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, rests a small village  of about 600 people called San Gerardo.

QUITO, Ecuador – As Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa continues the reforms he promised when re-elected in April as part of the Revolucion Ciudadana (Citizen’s Revolution), lingering questions remain about his very recent agglomeration of power.

world  •  Jun 17, 2009 6:15 pm

Tensions rise over Andean election

QUITO, Ecuador – The elections for the Andean Parliament, an advisory body for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, took place for the Ecuadorian representatives last Sunday in Quito, Ecuador.

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia  – “We can open a window of opportunity to alleviate poverty among women, men, young and old to set them free,” former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo said of microfinance.

world  •  Jun 3, 2009 8:13 pm

A bloody tradition continues

MADRID – Every day for the past two weeks, the Plaza de Toros in Madrid has been bustling. The end of May marks the Festival of San Isidro, in which for 14 days, two-hour bullfights take place each night for the entertainment of tourists and locals alike. On Sunday, I decided to partake and watched the final night of the festival with a few friends.

The debate on how best to reform health care in the United States continues two weeks after President Obama met with the CEOs of several pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms, and powerful medical lobbyist groups – including the American Medical Association.

Mar 23, 2009 8:04 pm

Back to basics: business ethics

Public perception of the business world has reached an all-time low – and rightly so. Bernie Madoff, swindling thousands of investors out of $50 billion in the largest Ponzi scheme ever, is a poster child of our financial system. Vikram Pandit, former professor at the Kelley School of Business and current CEO of Citigroup, tried to buy a corporate jet just days after the banking giant received $45 billion in federal bailout funds.

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