“Vamos a Cuba” is Going Nowhere

Vamos a Cuba! Is Going Nowhere On November 16, 2009, the United State Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition for writ of certiorari from petitioners, including the American Civil Liberties Union, to keep a children’s book, Vamos a Cuba!, on library shelves in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Though only 32 pages long, the book inspired hundreds of pages of opinion in federal courts and a three-year clash Read More

Corporate Philanthropy is Not an Oxymoron

Corporate Philanthropy Is Not an Oxymoron Corporations have had a prominent role in relief efforts after natural disasters abroad, sending money and aid to those affected by the Tsunami in Southeast Asia and the earthquake in Haiti. Similarly, corporate charitable foundations and partnerships have benefited communities at home, strengthening local relationships. Yet opponents of corporate philanthropy argue that Read More

Toxic Derivatives and their Role in the Current Economic Crisis

The onset of the current financial crisis has raised many questions that go to the very core of American corporate practice and we are only recently learning about the underlying causes of this recession. But if we examine these financial markets we recognize a common denominator, a word that many have used but only a few understand: derivatives. The fundamental cause of the mortgage crisis was irresponsible Read More