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Klepper: Economy needs ‘Positively Happy Index’

By   /  Friday, July 20th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Klepper: Economy needs ‘Positively Happy Index’

By William Klepper Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, we had a misery index. This was a combination of the unemployment rate and the inflation rate. In the late ’70s and early ‘80s, this index topped out at almost 20 percent. Although no longer tracked, the misery rate would be about 6 percent Read More →

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Patel: Time is ripe for succession planning

By   /  Friday, July 13th, 2018  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Patel: Time is ripe for succession planning

By Jasleen Patel In order to manage your winery properly, you likely wear many hats to ensure the business runs smoothly. This includes planning new promotions, tours and shipping deadlines across the country. With all of these stressors, it can be hard to look beyond the next day, let alone the next year. But have Read More →

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Kramer: Shared assets and unspoken expectations

By   /  Friday, July 6th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Kramer: Shared assets and unspoken expectations

By Edward Kramer With young children at home, my family has a common saying: “Share with your brother/sister.” Interestingly, sharing can be as difficult for adult siblings as for their younger selves, though the stakes are higher. Adult children are asked to share the family farm, beach house or mountain cabin — and, to complicate Read More →

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McKay: Creating brand identity, personality essential

By   /  Friday, June 29th, 2018  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on McKay: Creating brand identity, personality essential

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Khan: There are perils to short-term volunteering

By   /  Friday, June 22nd, 2018  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Khan: There are perils to short-term volunteering

By Sabith Khan While universities generally do a good job of designing short-term international educational programs, lately there has been a proliferation of private entities promoting short-term volunteering or “voluntourism” that can bring more harm than good. These programs, usually one- to two-weeks long, resemble volunteer work but are designed with the tourist in mind Read More →

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Letter to the editor: The history of Hollister Ranch

By   /  Friday, June 15th, 2018  /  Latest news, Law, Letters to the Editor, Nonprofits, Opinion, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: The history of Hollister Ranch

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Balbien: Game theory can reform health care industry

By   /  Friday, June 8th, 2018  /  Education, Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Balbien: Game theory can reform health care industry

By Joel Balbien Economists use game theory to model interactions among patients and doctors where there is strategic behavior by agents who understand that their actions affect the actions of others. It is assumed that each agent has a best response to the actions of all other players, and that this can lead to predictable Read More →

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