(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 3, 2011 Living on Credit: A Natural Phenomenon
Is "living within your means" really possible in the modern world? And does that mean you pay only with cash and avoid using credit? Good-b's CEO Monika Mitchell says living on credit is as natural as farming to humankind. And she goes back in history 4,000 years to prove it!
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 26, 2011 Martha's Vineyard & Obama: Possible Dreams
It has been three years since we banked on Barack Obama's message of Hope. Since then the economy has continued to decline, unemployment is still high, the markets are in turmoil, and the state of credit and capital remains anemic. Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell reports from the island of Martha's Vineyard on the promise of hope left unfulfilled and what it will take to fix it.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 10, 2011 S&P: The Genius of a Flexible Conscience
America faces a new world challenge in the wake of the S&P downgrade of U.S. credit. This time Main Street and Wall Street are battling on the same side. How do we rein in the reckless political machine in Washington? Good-b's Monika Mitchell has a few ideas...
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Ditching Grandma: Reexamining the Era of Economic Irresponsibility
Over 3 years after investment banking giant Bear Stearns collapsed from mortgage madness, the market meltdown continues to wreak havoc on local, national and global economies. Small business continues to suffer the greatest losses from the fiscal irresponsibility of lawmakers and lenders. The latest victims include Wall Street itself and a new and unsuspecting victim: the nation's elderly. Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell reports...
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, May 16, 2011 The Amazing Federal Reserve Reality TV Show
How many of us would like to say these famous words to lawmakers, policymakers and CEOs? The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful organizations in the U.S. government. Yet few of us really understand what they do, why they do it and how they get away with it! The agency is shrouded in mystery, smoke and mirrors. In the wake of increasing public suspicion and criticism, the Fed is changing its stripes.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 23, 2011 Just Say Uncle: Sociopaths & Finance
Comparing John Gotti Jr.'s description of "honor" and doing what's "right" with distorted Wall Street perspective of economic murder as good business.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 6, 2011 2011- The Battle of the Budget
The looming budgets are about to begin. The question: To debt or Not to debt. So which is it? Expanding Debt and Credit? Or pulling up the bootstraps and cutting down on spending and consumption? Answer: Both. Sorry to confuse you.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 12, 2010 Bernanke: Fed Bailout Creates Two Societies
Good-B financial reform blogger Monika Mitchell examines the Federal Reserve strategy and lending practices in a four part series on the U.S. Economic Bailout.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 15, 2010 G20 Bankers of the Year: Faking It
The G20 Basel III argument is simple despite the complexities of global finance. Do you continue to borrow at high levels with little equity (7%) behind it? Or do you increase your safety net of assets (15%) to minimize potential losses? Many bankers in recent years blamed ordinary consumers for the economic crisis. They accused people of not saving enough and living beyond their means. Why don't they take their own advice?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 21, 2010 The Party of Hate: Tea and No Sympathy
Times are tough for all of us. The biggest issue these days for Americans is the slow moving economy. The recession is over...or so we are told. But it sure does not feel like it. As the U.S. midterm elections draw closer, the angry debate grows over how to create jobs, support business and citizens. Good-B Blogger Monika Mitchell steps into the fire and shares her views.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, October 1, 2010 It's a WO-Man's World
The success of women is still being measured by outdated 20th century standards. According to the African proverb, "Women hold up half the sky." Monika Mitchell says women do more than that; they seed and cultivate the ground we walk on.
As a leader in the economic advancement of women, Monika Mitchell attended the Omega "Women & Power" conference last weekend & discovered there is a lot of work that still needs to be done
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 24, 2010 The Value of Values: The New Business Education
In business affairs, "doing the right thing" is often confused with pursuing profits at any cost. Ethical dilemmas are pushed aside in the name of the almighty buck. Yet business is dependant on profits and revenues. The question for modern business leaders is how to balance the two: ethical action and bottom-line needs. Three thought leaders and a ground-breaking book by Ivy League educator Mary Gentile offer solutions.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 29, 2010 Obama, Krishna Das, Paradise and Me
Today marks the 47th anniversary of American hero, Martin Luther King and his most famous speech. The success of MLK & the civil rights movement prove once again that it is possible for a small group to challenge the status quo & transform the world. Social justice, social responsibility & social action go hand-in-hand. Monika Mitchell brings you hopeful news of the power of community in controlling our own economic destiny.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 Rethinking Debt: Deadbeat Creditors
Foreclosure is a continuing tragedy for millions of families. Recent web/print articles have painted banks as victims & defaulting homeowners as "deadbeats." One journalist even went so far as to accuse struggling homeowners of having no "moral values." What does history reveal to us about the morality of credit & debt? Monika Mitchell examines the truth behind the "shame of debt" and offers a provocative and unique view.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 12, 2010 The Giving Pledge: A New Social Conscience
For so long, charity & wealth have been separate. Corporations sponsor events for publicity; individuals donate to see their names on institutional walls. Giving has become synonymous with power & privilege. "I give because I can," rather than "I give because I must do what I can." Helping others has been below the radar for otherwise compassionate people. Monika Mitchell discusses that changing paradigm of social conscience.