Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Deception and Abuse at the Fed

By Robert D. Auerbach

The Federal Reserve, under Alan Greenspan, achieved near mythical status for its part in managing the economy. But it operated with almost no public accountability. This fact did not go unnoticed by one man - Henry B. Gonzalez, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. This book examines what the author says are major instances of Fed mismanagement and abuse of power exposed by Gonzalez. They include manipulating the bond and stock market in 1994, claiming to be launching a pre-emptive strike against inflation.

2008. 288 pages. ISBN: 978-0-292-71785-5. $24.95 cloth. University of Texas Press, (800) 252-3206.www.utexaspress.com.

Getting the Best Out of College

By Peter Feaver, Sue Wasiolek and Anne Crossman

As the authors point out in this book, it's one thing to be able to get into college and it's quite another to get your money's worth while you're there. Written by a college professor, a dean of students and recent university graduate, Getting the Best Out of College gives advice to students about how to impress professors, choose the best courses, adjust to college life, maintain relationships back home, and prepare for a successful career. …

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