Persistent poverty can only be addressed by building a system that allows for economic mobility.
We at the Ventura County Community Foundation have renewed our focus on helping the region’s youth get out of adolescence not only safely but with more skills and opportunities for a productive life. We think this is a smart investment in the future of Ventura County.
It’s becoming an increasingly important aspect of a company’s marketing strategy, but in my experience, many executives are uncomfortable about the idea of being thought leaders.
“Even the pessimists were thinking three years,” Community West CEO Marty Plourd told me. “No one expected the low-interest-rate environment to last this long,”
The concern about audit independence — the question of whether the performance of non-audit services for an audit client impairs audit independence — is an old one.
This once-modest program, originally set up to provide temporary assistance to the truly poor, has morphed into a massive runaway entitlement program that is grossly mismanaged, rife with fraud and badly in need of reform.
Pensions are a vital part of compensation and serve as an asset to local governments.