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Their view: February is time to focus on low vision

Do you know what low vision is? Do you know if you have low vision? Five years ago, before I became involved with Northeast Sight Services, I couldn’t tell you. Do you know how many people have low vision? Here are some eye-opening statistics: right now, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and up have low […]

Comments - 2:43 pm

Their view: Plenty of room left on this bandwagon

There is plenty of room on the bandwagon! Many years ago, I got a chance to spend a little time and had a few conversations with Andy Reid, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at the time. Coach Reid’s humility and genuine kindness caught me by surprise, and I instantly became a fan. Ever […]

Comments - 12:04 pm

Their view: A Florida high school massacre and guns: A requiem for sanity

Seventeen dead in a high school. South Florida. A former student, 19. Armed to the teeth. A semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Made to kill. Police officers running to the school, machine guns drawn. A mother texting her son to turn off his phone’s ringer so the killer with the rifle won’t hear it and find him. […]

Comments - 6:19 pm

Their view: Olympic Games do not make sense

Since 1976, the Olympic Games have been profitable for eight host cities. Nevertheless, as the 2018 Winter Games begin, questions remain about whether these games will be profitable for South Korea. The country converted a rural ski area into an international winter hub for sports. While the new stadium cost about $100 million, South Korea’s […]

Comments - 10:48 pm

Their view: U.S. banks still need a nudge to be colorblind

More than 40 years ago, Congress adopted the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that banks would serve everyone in the areas where they do business, regardless of race or class. Now, the Trump administration is considering how it might reform this long-controversial law. There’s reason for concern about the administration’s intentions. Done right, though, an […]

Comments - 5:46 pm

Your view: Too much hate aimed at our president

While President Trump was delivering his State of the Union address, I could not help noticing the sour demeanor Nancy Pelosi was displaying. I thought that perhaps she had accidentally swallowed a horsefly. This is the same negative Nancy who referred to Trump’s tax cuts as Armageddon and used the standard Democratic nonsense that the […]

Comments - 6:03 pm - updated: 6:04 pm.

Their view: Fix the debt by fixing entitlements

Congress just passed a two-year bipartisan spending bill that will take our $20 trillion debt and start stuffing it with deficit dynamite until it finally explodes at some point and America’s wounded economy limps toward its death bed. That’s one prognostication, and it has a firm foundation if nothing is done to adjust Social Security, […]

Comments - 5:10 pm

Their view: Trump’s pattern of behavior doomed to repeat

WASHINGTON — If the Trump White House had been around all those years ago, B. F. Skinner, the preeminent behaviorist of his day, might not have had to build his famous box. The White House is a psychologist’s treasure trove proving Skinner’s idea of operant theory — that reinforced action tends be repeated. Thus, Donald […]

Comments - 8:07 pm

Their view: The U.S. is running out of truck drivers

Economists debate how close the U.S. is to full employment, but less often discussed is where the most crucial constraints are in the labor market. If we have a shortage of line cooks, the economy can adapt without even adding any new line cooks: The wages for existing line cooks would rise, and dining out […]

Comments - 5:18 pm

Their view: Ecuador’s sound currency and sound decisions

We traveled to Ecuador to see the beautiful colonial city of Quito and learn about the curious animals of the Galapagos Islands. We learned much more. Not dissimilar from its northern neighbor Venezuela, Ecuador has experienced an economic growth spurt from its Amazon oil reserves beginning in the l970s. Revenue from oil raised the standard […]

Comments - 11:54 am

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