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Op/ed: Lessons from Japan’s struggle to recover from a post-bubble bout of deflation

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

At its core, Abe’s decision to postpone the consumption-tax increase reflects the chaos that prolonged weak economic momentum inflicts on countries wishing to pursue more than one objective — in this case, raising living standards, curtailing the growth in government debt and breaking the private sector’s deflationary mindset.

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Editorial: Justice for Alvaro

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Alvaro Medrano, Sr. who, with owner Ken Riding, managed the La Vista Vineyard in Paso Robles, was confronted, beaten and killed by off-duty correctional officers on the streets of San Miguel on Sept. 7.

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Op/ed: What’s ‘right’ and what’s ‘left’ in national political scene

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Bloomberg View’s Cass Sunstein reports on research showing that “partyism” is now an even deeper social division in American society than racism. Political commentator Jonathan Chait thinks that’s just fine: He wouldn’t want his child to marry a Republican.

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Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

A not-so-stealthy issue in the debate over the University of California’s proposed tuition hikes is the growing economic gap between the system’s 10 campuses and the communities they serve.

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Dubroff: Isla Vista study takes a first crack at changing community culture

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Nearly six months after the tragic killings that left seven people dead in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara has taken the initial, tentative steps toward re-examining how to better integrate the off-campus community into the rest of the South Coast.

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Op/ed: It’s time to throw the book at currency bid riggers

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

Fining institutions makes great headlines, but those billion-dollar penalties punish shareholders, not the wrongdoers, and won’t change the culture of banking.

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Editorial: Our winners and losers from a landmark vote

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Since, as somebody once said, elections have consequences, we’ll spend the next few paragraphs trying to identify some of the obvious and not-so-obvious winners and losers.

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