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Op/ed: Local business, political leaders agree on job creation goals

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Local business, political leaders agree on job creation goals

The Job Creation Day participants included leaders and experts in business, economic development, housing, labor and education from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

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Op/ed: College campuses crying out for leadership from their presidents

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: College campuses crying out for leadership from their presidents

When is the last time a campus president spoke out on immigration, income equality, joblessness, health care or climate control?

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Op-Ed: Five questions to ask your favorite charity

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2011  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op-Ed: Five questions to ask your favorite charity

Whenever you make a gift, you also want to be sure that your money will be used wisely.

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Op-ed: Health care reform – Coming to a checkbook near you

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2011  /  Health Care, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op-ed: Health care reform – Coming to a checkbook near you

It’s been just over a year since some of the most significant mandates under the massive health care reform bill, dubbed Obamacare, went into effect. But, as the saying goes, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

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Op/ed: Is ‘ethical capitalism’ an oxymoron?

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2011  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  6 Comments

By Steve Mintz on December 2, 2011 It is quite popular these days to reflect on whether capitalism as an economic system does more harm than good. Critics of capitalism, such as those in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, claim that the actions of corporate America and Wall Street investment firms contributed to the financial Read More →

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Op/ed: Philanthropy is caught in a game of politics

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2011  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Philanthropy is caught in a game of politics

In spite of the importance of addressing long-term fiscal imbalances, fooling with the philanthropic engine strikes me as short-sighted.

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Op/ed: Flat rate would treat all taxpayers equally

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2011  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Flat rate would treat all taxpayers equally

The current income tax code punishes our economy, rewards special interests and makes the U.S. less competitive globally.

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