The Worth Of An MBA

Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading quite a few articles regarding the worth of college and MBA programs in particular. I can respect and see the perspective of those that say that an MBA degree is overrated. However the ongoing theme of these conversations is return on investment (ROI), using a very…

Say My Name, Say My Name

I’ve learned to love my name. But it wasn’t always that way. I remember when I was a young child, I was incredibly frustrated that no one else shared my name. I also didn’t like the fact that it’s spelling was not intuitive to most people, and my name was (and is) constantly misspelled. However…

The Dirty Truth About Welfare

As a liberal and democratic socialist, the topic of welfare is a hotbed one that most people will disagree with me on. First of all, I have little tolerance for those that berate the welfare system. Sentiments like the ones expressed below, strike me as both cruel and socially short-sighted: As Speaker of the House…

An Indo-Caribbean Spawn In Diaspora

Growing up as a child in Southwestern Pennsylvania, I only had a vague notion of my family’s background in Jamaica; even though I was born only 2 short years after they arrived in the U.S. Perhaps that is the exact reason why I was told so little; my family was too focused on settling in…

Clarifying (The Media’s) Definitions Of Orthodox Jews

One of the things that tends to drive me up the wall is the inaccurate media definitions of Orthodox Jews. They seem to carelessly and loosely define the term, as well as make it synonymous with Chassidic Jews, as well as having to clear distinction made between “standard” Orthodox Jews and “Ultra-Orthodox Jews“. First of…