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  • Guru will work for food ‘At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion dollars. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has beco

    August 16, 2014

  • Ferguson police fumbled protests From the chief of the police department to the president of the United States, government officials on Thursday promised a different approach to the racially-charged unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. But the situation demands a lot more tha

    August 16, 2014

  • A better tax code solution: taxing consumption According to much conventional wisdom, the flap over corporate “tax inversions” is just the latest evidence that the tax code needs a comprehensive overhaul like the one agreed to by congressional leaders and President Reagan in 1986.Whether you cons

    August 15, 2014

  • Attacking economic inequality ‘The question is, ‘How do we help people at the bottom rather than thwart people at the top?’” Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, who served as a leading adviser to President George W. Bush and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney,

    August 15, 2014

  • Giving it all away Love. Hate. Success. Failure. Talents. Handicaps. Burdens. Color. Music. Differences. They are (contrary to cotton’s claim) the fabric of our lives. Imagine a world where it is all turned off, suppressed in a manufactured semblance of order. There is

    August 15, 2014

  • More they learn, less they like Democrats have long believed Obamacare would become more popular once it was fully in place and Americans got a chance to see it up close. So why is Obamacare less popular now than a few months ago? Because it is fully in place and Americans have had

    August 14, 2014

  • Wrong way to pay for training doctors Here’s a deal you might be interested in. You get $10 billion a year of taxpayers’ money to do something you may well have done anyway. You don’t need to say what you spend it on, or why. You can use it wisely or wastefully; the money keeps coming re

    August 14, 2014

  • Cause for riot exists everywhere NEW HAVEN, Conn. — SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teen-ager Michael Brown. The eruption of protests and violence has been a long time coming. While I c

    August 14, 2014

  • American WWII hero recognized Dear Editor:On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, a true American hero, Sgt. Melvin Wayne Clinton of the World War II U.S. Army Ranger Regiment designated 5307th Composite Unit code named “Galahad,” better known as “Merrill’s Marauders” left us.Having myself ser

    August 13, 2014

  • Credit scores drive America's growing inequality The other day, I got to wondering something: What is the effect of automated payments on credit scores? Automated payments, I reasoned, reduce late payments among the people who are basically responsible budgeters but terrible at remembering to mail

    August 13, 2014

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