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Fastow Thoughts

March 25, 2012


Last night, I went to a talk by Andrew Fastow, hosted by the Leeds Business School’s Center for Education on Social Responsibility. For the students in the audience, the message was important: following the rules is not enough. He acknowledged that he should do more: “The question I should have asked is not what is the […]

Money for Nothing

March 19, 2012


Earlier this month,Representatives Angela Williams and Carole Murray joined with Senators Mark Scheffel and Lois Tochtrop to introduce Senate Bill 157, which proposes to reform the Colorado high cost fund. To gain support for the reform, the legislators apparently cut a deal with several corporations that get paid by the fund, and the bill explicitly […]

Broadband: How do we rate?

March 8, 2012


In my telecom policy class this morning, I discussed the FCC’s National Broadband Plan with my students. When I explained the impetus behind the plan was a general feeling that the U.S. was falling behind the rest of the world in broadband deployment, most of the students reacted with skepticism. I agree that the “America […]