Economics Prof Lou Junker: Free Speech & Critical Thinking

Lou Junker ranks highest among several outstanding professors I encountered at Western Michigan University in the mid to late ‘60s. His forte, as I reflect on the decades that have passed, was challenging students’ conventional thinking and in so doing prompting an examination of one’s own beliefs.  In today’s idiom, Junker was empowering. He opened doors to critical thinking and self-confidence. But the corollary to … Continue reading Economics Prof Lou Junker: Free Speech & Critical Thinking

Berkshire 2015: Notes from the Warren and Charlie Show

OMAHA: As usual the Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger show played to thousands of the faithful at Omaha’s main sports arena.  The day-long Saturday session was chock full of jokes and wisdom for investors. This 50th annual meeting (my fifth) was noteworthy for the principals pronouncements on the euro currency and China.  The Young and Not So Young in Omaha There have always been questions … Continue reading Berkshire 2015: Notes from the Warren and Charlie Show