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Op/ed: PG&E exec answers critics, says Diablo Canyon is safe, secure

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: PG&E exec answers critics, says Diablo Canyon is safe, secure

Our March 13 editorial raised questions about PG&E’s recent seismic assessment of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near Avila Beach. In response to coverage in the Business Times and other media, PG&E has offered the following commentary.

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Op/ed: The underground economy cheats legitimate firms

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The underground economy cheats legitimate firms

It is time that incentives for business success are aligned with the interests of honest employers and their workers.

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Op/ed: I’m told I’m lucky — and the harder I work, the luckier I am

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: I’m told I’m lucky — and the harder I work, the luckier I am

By Lisa Spiwak On March 17 we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which is also a celebration of luck of sorts. We will search out four leaf clovers and little green leprechauns to bring us good luck and hopefully to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As lovely as these celebrations Read More →

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Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

American political culture has morphed from a ‘can do’ attitude to an ‘it’s easier to kick the can down the road’ approach to decision-making.

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Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

The courts aren’t justice but merely symbols of our desire to be just — yet so many of our moral issues end up adjudicated there.

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Op/ed: Spiritual centers provide refuge from a plugged-in world

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Spiritual centers provide refuge from a plugged-in world

From this centered place, each of us can return to our lives and our relationships with integrity and mindfulness.

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Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

Did you run up expenses searching for a new job in 2014? Or did you use your car while helping out at a soup kitchen? Are you a self-employed person who paid Medicare premiums out of your own pocket? If so, you may be eligible for one of the many tax deductions that people often Read More →

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