Linguist and economics professor Jim Picht looks at the global economy, considers the civilizing power of capitalism and wonders what markets have to do with morality. And if you don't think the answer is "plenty," think again.
After last night's dramatic rejection of Boehner's "Plan B" by House GOP, the ball is back with the Senate and the White House. Like Eric Cartman, the House is going home. Published 10:12 a.m. December 21, 2012 - Comments
The President held a press conference today which focused on two issues: The fiscal cliff, and gun violence. On the first item there was nothing new. On the second, Joe Biden is forming a committee. Published 11:57 a.m. December 19, 2012 - Comments
Boehner made some important concessions this weekend in the fiscal cliff talks. Unfortunately, they don't do anything to correct our fiscal dysfunction. Published 3:20 p.m. December 17, 2012 - Comments
James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states ...Read More
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James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years working in Moscow and the new independent states of the former Soviet Union for the U.S. government, the Asian Development Bank, and as a private contractor. He returned to Ukraine recently to teach principles of constitutional law and criminal procedure at several Ukrainian law schools for a USAID legal development project. He has been writing at the Communities since 2009.