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Aug. 31, 2013 @ 04:10 PM

Adopt tougher nepotism standards

The Monroe City Council should adopt the proposed personnel ordinance that prohibits council members from attempting to influence hiring decisions and that toughens the city standards on nepotism. And the vote should be unanimous.


Aug. 31, 2013 @ 02:22 PM

Will we ever have enough?

Around this time of year, I always re-think some of the central assumptions of economics. This is because I have to explain them to new undergraduates, most of whom have no background in economics.


Aug. 24, 2013 @ 05:49 PM

What does our future hold?

Financial planners will tell you that Rule No. 1 in managing your nest egg is to never spend the principal. Interest is a renewable resource, but if you crack the nest egg, there will be less and less to generate interest next year and the year after. It is good advice.

Too bad we have not been listening.


Aug. 10, 2013 @ 04:36 PM

Miracles and the power of prayer

On Friday, a co-worker told me about a television news story she had seen that morning.


Aug. 10, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

Whistleblower or leaker?

What’s the difference between a whistleblower and a leaker?


Jul. 06, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Traffic officers are highly trained

The blue lights flash; it’s time to pull the car over. You were speeding and you know it, but you’re a little frustrated because you were in a hurry.