Mitchell D. Weiss on Muck Rack

Mitchell D. Weiss

Hartford, CT
Covers:  student loans, short-term financing products for consumers and small businesses, personal finance, entrepreneurial finance, what it takes to own and operate a business
Doesn't Cover: What I didn't mention in the preceding response

Financial services entrepreneur, author, Executive-in-Residence University of Hartford, Adjunct faculty Rutgers University,

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Mitchell D. Weiss is an experienced financial services industry executive, entrepreneur and regular contributor to He's owned and run commercial finance companies, and has served as an executive officer at several banks. Since 2008, he's led a management consulting practice, advising ...

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5. Political Party #1 blames Political Party #2 for whatever decisions it makes, and for causing the problem in the first place. Political Party #2 loses control to Political Party #1.
4. Political Party #1 loses control to Political Party #2, which is then faced with the political equivalent of choosing between the devil and the deep blue sea: increase taxes or cut entitlements.
3. Vicious Cycle B: Political Party #1 manipulates fiscal policy to reward creative leaders (a.k.a. makers). Deficit soars, interest rates rise and the economy tanks as consumers increasingly default on their variable-rate mortgages, credit card debts and student and auto loans.
2. Political Party #1 then blames Political Party #2 for regulatory overreach, and for causing the problem in the first place. Political Party #2 loses control to Political Party #1.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Not classically trained as such. Retired from banking and began teaching and writing. Regular contributor for

What does it mean to be a journalist?

As contradictory as this may sound, I don't view myself as a journalist. Rather, I write about issues that matter to me.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Experienced financial services professional, Executive-in-Residence and part-time faculty at the University of Hartford, author, speaker