George Mason in the News

Posted: May 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Thursday, May 11, International Herald Tribune

Investing: Savings Glut in Asia Puts Damper on Bonds

“It is somewhat of an enigma why global investors hold almost no debt denominated in Asian currencies when they are lapping up fixed-income securities that pay in Uruguayan pesos or Brazilian reals. Unless Asian countries attract long-term debt from overseas investors, companies in the region will continue to rely on bank financing and dollar bonds, both of which have their pitfalls. As the economist Ramkishen Rajan of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and other researchers have shown, a sudden slump in the quantity of bank loans exacerbated the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98.”

Sunday, May 14, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Here Come the Virginians

“It is not impossible that Virginia’s Republican U.S. senator, George Allen, could square off against its former Democrat governor, Mark Warner, in the 2008 presidential election. Not since 1944, when Republican Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York ran against that state’s former Democrat governor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, have two men from the same state opposed each other for president. ‘Well, I think it is a real long shot but a very interesting scenario,’ said Mark Rozell, a George Mason University public policy professor.”

Tuesday, May 16, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Supreme Court Finds for eBay in Patent Case

“The U. S. Supreme Court, siding with eBay Inc. and its allies in the technology industry, said Monday that companies found to have infringed patents shouldn’t always be ordered to change their products to avoid future violations. The U. S. Supreme Court, siding with eBay Inc. and its allies in the technology industry, said Monday that companies found to have infringed patents shouldn’t always be ordered to change their products to avoid future violations. ‘It appeared they were concerned about large corporations held hostage to minor innovations,’ said Brad Wright, who also teaches at George Mason University School of Law.”

Tuesday, May 16, The New York Sun

Bloomberg, Upping Legal Ante, Files Suit against Gun Dealers

“In a move that will once again thrust him into the national spotlight, Mayor Bloomberg filed a lawsuit against 15 gun dealers yesterday, accusing them of negligence for allowing their weapons to end up in the hands of criminals. A law professor at George Mason University, Michael Krauss, predicted that the new suit would be dismissed, calling it ‘even more frivolous than the other suit. The question is: What gives Mayor Bloomberg the right to sue?’ he said.”

Wednesday, May 17, Defensenews.com

U.S. Army, Marine Corps Prepare New Counterinsurgency Manual

“U.S. forces in Iraq, locked in a war that cannot be won by military force alone, are facing a weapon that tends to favor insurgents – time. Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer and professor at Washington’s George Mason University, estimates that defeating the insurgency in Iraq would take at least a decade, hundreds of billions of dollars and longer casualty rolls. ‘Are the American people and American soldiers willing to pay that price?’ he asked in an article in the magazine Foreign Affairs.”

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