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That Voodoo That You Do So Well

Before the Motion Picture Academy handed out its latest awards, and before the legislature passed the alleged budget fix, the reviews were already coming in on California. They are less than stellar but well worth attention. “California makes Washington, DC, look like a model of fiscal probity,” ran the sub-head …

Commentary

Obama’s Education “Reforms”

In his first big education speech earlier this month, President Barack Obama tried to show that he is a reformer, and not a shill for the education special interests that dominate the Democratic Party. While he had a few worthwhile ideas, others sounded good until one turned to the details. …

Business & Economics

Canada’s big chance

Financial Post (Ontario, Canada), March 10, 2009 President Obama’s radical response to the recession could give Canada a massive economic advantage Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper highlighted his government’s plans for dealing with the economic slowdown and presented the crisis as an opportunity for Canada: “Ultimately, it is an opportunity to …

Business & Economics

Turning America into a Blue State; Bad Idea?

Some of the right-wing blogs I read are convinced that President Obama sincerely wants to destroy entrepreneurship in this country. This is nonsense. Obama loves entrepreneurship, but he would like to make a few changes to it. It’s the nature of the changes that worries me. If these changes worry …

Business & Economics

Can the Obama Administration Spare Some Real Change?

The Obama administration is ushering in a new era of big government, higher taxes and more spending, to an extent that even supporters are worried. The tech-savvy president should consider recent suggestions from the technology and science sector, such as the idea that not all problems can be solved by …

Commentary

Our View: State’s cure is original cause of ills

Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA), February 17, 2009 California’s regulations on health care raise the costs for its citizens Often government tries to fix what’s wrong by imposing more of what caused the problem in the first place. Nowhere is this more apparent than health care. A new analysis by the advocacy …

Business & Economics

True cost of stimulus? Higher taxes

President Barack Obama is scheduled to place his signature Tuesday on the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. Unfortunately, the cost of debt and future taxes required to finance the stimulus largesse have largely been ignored to date. Putting aside the issues of whether you support a stimulus, whether any stimulus …

Business & Economics

Calif.’s Fertility Flap and the Future of Reproductive Tech

The news of octuplets born recently near Los Angeles shocked many people, especially since the mother, Nadya Suleman, apparently already had six children and is reported to be jobless and living with her parents. Such rare stories certainly sell newspapers, but they can also lead to knee-jerk calls for overly …

Business & Economics

Governor’s Entrepreneurship Conference offers recommendations

To find out which state policies California’s small-business owners would like to change, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently convened a two-day conference in Los Angeles. Greater government dependency and intervention will reduce innovation, economic growth and job creation. Or, as Albert Einstein said, “Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.” …

Business & Economics

Mixed-bag of recommendations

Which state policies would California’s small-business owners like to change? To find out, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently convened a two-day conference in Los Angeles. The first-ever “Governor’s Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship” included small-business owners, community-college administrators, state employment and development officials, trade-group representatives, and policy researchers, including me. …

Business & Economics

That Voodoo That You Do So Well

Before the Motion Picture Academy handed out its latest awards, and before the legislature passed the alleged budget fix, the reviews were already coming in on California. They are less than stellar but well worth attention. “California makes Washington, DC, look like a model of fiscal probity,” ran the sub-head …

Commentary

Obama’s Education “Reforms”

In his first big education speech earlier this month, President Barack Obama tried to show that he is a reformer, and not a shill for the education special interests that dominate the Democratic Party. While he had a few worthwhile ideas, others sounded good until one turned to the details. …

Business & Economics

Canada’s big chance

Financial Post (Ontario, Canada), March 10, 2009 President Obama’s radical response to the recession could give Canada a massive economic advantage Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper highlighted his government’s plans for dealing with the economic slowdown and presented the crisis as an opportunity for Canada: “Ultimately, it is an opportunity to …

Business & Economics

Turning America into a Blue State; Bad Idea?

Some of the right-wing blogs I read are convinced that President Obama sincerely wants to destroy entrepreneurship in this country. This is nonsense. Obama loves entrepreneurship, but he would like to make a few changes to it. It’s the nature of the changes that worries me. If these changes worry …

Business & Economics

Can the Obama Administration Spare Some Real Change?

The Obama administration is ushering in a new era of big government, higher taxes and more spending, to an extent that even supporters are worried. The tech-savvy president should consider recent suggestions from the technology and science sector, such as the idea that not all problems can be solved by …

Commentary

Our View: State’s cure is original cause of ills

Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA), February 17, 2009 California’s regulations on health care raise the costs for its citizens Often government tries to fix what’s wrong by imposing more of what caused the problem in the first place. Nowhere is this more apparent than health care. A new analysis by the advocacy …

Business & Economics

True cost of stimulus? Higher taxes

President Barack Obama is scheduled to place his signature Tuesday on the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. Unfortunately, the cost of debt and future taxes required to finance the stimulus largesse have largely been ignored to date. Putting aside the issues of whether you support a stimulus, whether any stimulus …

Business & Economics

Calif.’s Fertility Flap and the Future of Reproductive Tech

The news of octuplets born recently near Los Angeles shocked many people, especially since the mother, Nadya Suleman, apparently already had six children and is reported to be jobless and living with her parents. Such rare stories certainly sell newspapers, but they can also lead to knee-jerk calls for overly …

Business & Economics

Governor’s Entrepreneurship Conference offers recommendations

To find out which state policies California’s small-business owners would like to change, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently convened a two-day conference in Los Angeles. Greater government dependency and intervention will reduce innovation, economic growth and job creation. Or, as Albert Einstein said, “Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.” …

Business & Economics

Mixed-bag of recommendations

Which state policies would California’s small-business owners like to change? To find out, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently convened a two-day conference in Los Angeles. The first-ever “Governor’s Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship” included small-business owners, community-college administrators, state employment and development officials, trade-group representatives, and policy researchers, including me. …

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