Category Archives: business

Oakland’s pot plan gives social justice a bad name

Discrimination masquerading as social justice is hard to hide. It emits the stink of hypocrisy and duplicity. I wish the politicians in Oakland who recently pushed through a “race and equity” plan had simply stated they intended to reserve 50 … Continue reading

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Race-based quotas for pot growers? Wow!

The craziness of the Trump election must have blinded me to other strange political developments. For example, I was surprised to learn, courtesy of the Sacramento Bee, that Sacramento officials have been pursuing for months a plan to make the … Continue reading

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Most college sports programs feed off students, subsidies

What does it say about our value system when coaches at public universities make far more money than full professors? What is the lesson being taught when financially strapped students and their families are forced to subsidize the exorbitant pay … Continue reading

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Trump presidency poses challenge for investors

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” I’ve been thinking about Warren Buffett’s advice to investors as I try to figure out how to play the Trump presidency. Like many folks these days, I’m uneasy about … Continue reading

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Ending landline-phone service was quite an adventure

The Consolidated Communications representative told me I would need to return the landline-phone battery unit before service could be terminated. She said it was a fairly large unit that I would find outside my house somewhere. That part was easy. … Continue reading

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