Category archives: Discussion

Retail Payments: the role of central banks

On May 25, 2009 in Frankfurt, Thomas M. Hoenig (President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City) gave a brief speech entitled The Future of Retail Banking and Payments – Developers in Global Markets: The Role of Central Banks. You can… continue reading »

H.R. 627: a discussion of commodity (part 3)

This is part 3 of a 3 part series…Part one and part two are linked for your convenience. On Friday I discussed the paid advertisements that appear when searching for the term “accept credit cards” via Google. Prior to delving… continue reading »

H.R. 627: a discussion of commodity (part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part one is located here. As a brief administrative note. It is worth mentioning that H.R. 627, the “Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights Act of 2009”, has been signed by the… continue reading »

Industry Myths: a thought exercise

Let us begin with a bit of housekeeping… The blog post that prompted the missive below was originally posted on the Catalyst Code blog and is entitled Credit Cards Don’t Make People Spend More. Some of you won’t be surprised… continue reading »

Social Network Usage: multiple perspectives

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time, recently, considering the concept of perspective*. As an arts geek (spending time both studying and “making”) perspective, in and of itself, is an intriguing topic. The impact that it had on modern… continue reading »

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