“Sustainable” has become one of the buzzwords of the twenty-first century. Increasing numbers of universities offer courses or even programs in “sustainability,” and many large companies boast substantial departments devoted to the subject.
In two recent online columns, The Times' Michael Hiltzik claimed that I, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 10, 2011, supported his argument that Social Security "can't contribute to the federal deficit.
In the typical MBA classroom, students study management concepts and apply them to case studies. Business schools try to connect academics to the real world of business, bringing in guest speakers to lead discussions of their own case studies or taking students on study trips to see how companies negotiate the tradeoffs between theory and everyday management.