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Business & Economics

Tort reform would spark lagging local economy

The Dow Jones industrial average has fallen more than 1,500 points since last year. Bear Stearns has gone belly up. Every week talking heads point to a different blue-chip company supposedly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. It seems as if things couldn’t get worse for Wall Street and ...
Business & Economics

California lawmakers must help economy with tort reform

The United States saw 324,000 jobs disappear in the first five months of the year – more evidence of a shaky economy. The news will surely prompt legislation intended to bolster jobs with “temporary” government programs. But the best jobs program for California is not more spending we can’t afford. ...
Business & Economics

Report shows lawsuit reforms boost local economy

More than a billion dollars have been added to the local economy and more than 8,000 jobs have been created in Southeast Texas thanks to lawsuit reforms, a national economist reported Monday. “Lawsuit reform has led to improvements in the Texas business climate that have generated hundreds of thousands of ...
Agriculture

Jump-Starting The Economy

If the presidential candidates are serious about bolstering the economy, they should address one of the major drags on it–widespread abuse of the tort system. The role of the tort system in compensating victims for their injuries is certainly valuable. But meritless plaintiffs and their opportunistic personal-injury attorneys clog the ...
Business & Economics

State’s economy at year’s beginning

State lawmakers convening on Monday in Olympia will not have to rely on staff reports to tell them how bad the economy is, the evidence is all around them. A few reports they would be wise to read, however, are four released last year that examine the underbelly of the ...
Business & Economics

Tort reform would spark lagging local economy

The Dow Jones industrial average has fallen more than 1,500 points since last year. Bear Stearns has gone belly up. Every week talking heads point to a different blue-chip company supposedly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. It seems as if things couldn’t get worse for Wall Street and ...
Business & Economics

California lawmakers must help economy with tort reform

The United States saw 324,000 jobs disappear in the first five months of the year – more evidence of a shaky economy. The news will surely prompt legislation intended to bolster jobs with “temporary” government programs. But the best jobs program for California is not more spending we can’t afford. ...
Business & Economics

Report shows lawsuit reforms boost local economy

More than a billion dollars have been added to the local economy and more than 8,000 jobs have been created in Southeast Texas thanks to lawsuit reforms, a national economist reported Monday. “Lawsuit reform has led to improvements in the Texas business climate that have generated hundreds of thousands of ...
Agriculture

Jump-Starting The Economy

If the presidential candidates are serious about bolstering the economy, they should address one of the major drags on it–widespread abuse of the tort system. The role of the tort system in compensating victims for their injuries is certainly valuable. But meritless plaintiffs and their opportunistic personal-injury attorneys clog the ...
Business & Economics

State’s economy at year’s beginning

State lawmakers convening on Monday in Olympia will not have to rely on staff reports to tell them how bad the economy is, the evidence is all around them. A few reports they would be wise to read, however, are four released last year that examine the underbelly of the ...
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