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Inside Perspective

Most companies reward hard work. This is why people get paid overtime, and why full-time workers make more than part-time ones. But, if you think about it, hard work alone says nothing about how much value you create. You could be toiling day and night, and be mostly useless to your employer. To your employer’s […]

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Hernando de Soto’s parents always talked about Peru as he was growing up. His family had moved to Switzerland after a coup. They were kicked out of the country, and for many years de Soto thought of Peru as this magical place. When he was 38, de Soto moved back to Peru. He knew the […]

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The 2015 UMKC School of Education’s Urban Education & Community Forum – Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III

This week, at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the School of Education held its 2015 Urban Education and Community Forum with the topic being ‘The role of universities in transforming communities’. The keynote speaker was Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III – the current president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Hrabowski has […]

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Continuing Education with the Financial Planning Assoc. – Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D

Yesterday afternoon we attended a regular continuing education event sponsored by the Financial Planning Association(FPA). After going over some new regulations we listened to Stephanie Kelton speak. Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the top-ranked blog New Economic Perspectives, a published author, […]