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Three Little Pigs: The Unlearned Lessons Of Enron

Three Little Pigs: The Unlearned Lessons Of Enron By Leonard Zwelling          I am fascinated by evil.          I am not talking about the Hitler and Vlad the Impaler stuff. Those guys were nuts. I am talking about the every day evil to which all of us are prone. We speak too harshly and hurt ...

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Who Goes To Jail When “The Crooks Are Higher Up”?

Who Goes To Jail When “The Crooks Are Higher Up”? By Leonard Zwelling          Today (May 27) I got an early cell phone call from a close friend. This friend wanted me to read three separate articles from three different newspapers that had gotten under his skin. So I did and they all got under ...

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Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything By Leonard Zwelling          There’s a new book in town. I have not read it yet, but its author is everywhere on media outlets. No, it’s not my book. I have a new book but all I have is a limited number of radio interviews so far.  Hoping for more.  Happy to ...

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Red Flags: When Adults Act Like Colorblind, Anosmic Children

Red Flags: When Adults Act Like Colorblind, Anosmic Children By Leonard Zwelling          Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend 20 minutes with a bigot and change his or her mind about the prejudice clouding his or her view of the world?          Surprisingly enough, it’s been done.          In Science Magazine on December ...

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The Jewish Question at MD Anderson

The Jewish Question at MD Anderson          There was a time, not so very long ago, that the Division Heads of Surgery, Pediatrics and Prevention were all Jewish. The Provost was Jewish. There were many Jewish department chairs—Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Investigational Therapeutics, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and of ...

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A Truly Outrageous Omission

A Truly Outrageous Omission By Leonard Zwelling          Spoiler alert. This one is personal.          Who says I cannot get personally affronted by the MD Anderson leadership and remain silent? Not I. And, besides, if I did, would you read the blog? Not!          The Spring 2015 issue of Conquest Magazine is out. ...

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Deflation: A Leading Indicator of Lying and the Need for Night Goggles in Washington

Deflation: A Leading Indicator of Lying and the Need for Night Goggles in Washington          In the Houston Chronicle, it is reported that the New England Patriots will SAVE $880,000 due to the penalties handed down by the NFL for DeflationGate. How is that possible? Because the amount they will not be paying Tom Brady ...

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Metaphors: MD Anderson as the United States

Metaphors: MD Anderson as the United States By Leonard Zwelling          In a particularly insightful column in the May 13 NY Times, Frank Bruni discusses what he believes is the real problem facing the United States and which will largely determine who the next President will be. Apparently, for some time now, the NBC News/Wall ...

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Bonnie and Clyde, Billie and Hill, Lynda and Ron

Bonnie and Clyde, Billie and Hill, Lynda and Ron By Leonard Zwelling        In her latest column in Saturday’s (May 9) Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan explores “How the Clintons Get Away With It.” The thesis is easy to explain. Doing things that would get anyone else thrown into jail, the Clintons prosper and thrive. ...

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