In the Beginning

From the dawn of recorded history, those who have the means have purchased or otherwise financed the work of those whom we call artists – talented individuals capable of producing what we call works of art, but who are often bereft of any means.

In doing so, a symbiotic relationship has developed

Round Two

“Painful social lockdowns in Europe and some American states helped blunt the coronavirus. Now, amid a fitful reopening, the pandemic is once again surging.”

So begins an article on the front page of last weekend’s Wall Street Journal.[i] The article describes how governments – in response to the “economic strain” being

Woe to Us?

We live in strange times.

The coronavirus pandemic hit the United States hard, the scientific community fears a second round later this year, and there have been wildly differing estimates over when an effective vaccine may be available.

Millions of Americans remain unemployed and are struggling to stay afloat, approximately one hundred

What a Mess

A “perfect storm” may be defined as a critical state of affairs arising from the convergence of a number of negative factors, often after the unexpected introduction of some catalytic event.

The situation in which we find ourselves today may be described as a perfect storm from several different perspectives.

For many

The Convention

The Democratic Party’s “virtual” convention last week seems to have gone pretty well. All the stars of the Party’s firmament were on hand and spoke in “virtually” one voice in their assessment of the individual who currently occupies the White House and of his performance in carrying out the duties of the nation’s

Today’s post briefly explores whether the term “corporate charity” is an oxymoron. It also tries to provide a framework for evaluating whether certain “charitable” activities should be undertaken by a business corporation. It is predicated, in no small part, upon the general premise that one must appeal to the corporation’s self-interest[i] in order to

Bankruptcy Resurgent?

The economic shutdown, and the ensuing recession, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic have jeopardized the survival of many businesses and, in some cases, of entire industries.

Notwithstanding the Federal government’s efforts to mitigate the adverse consequences of this very challenging economic environment,[i] commercial bankruptcy filings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy