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May It Please the Palate: So easy even a lawyer can do it

July 23, 2014

By Nick Roumel Okay, I bit. The title was “12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy.” What could these possibly be, I wondered? Have I ever tried making them myself? Would I agree? No. I would not, and I did not agree. These ...

The machinations behind Michigan's minimum wage hike

July 23, 2014

By Joseph G. Lehman and Michael D. LaFaive The same Republican Legislature and governor who stood down threats of violence 17 months ago to make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state have just handed unions and Democrats what they may not have been able to ...

Vaccination and education: Are kids forced to have both?

July 23, 2014

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When I came across a New York court case dealing with immunizations and school, it caught my attention, probably because my daughter received a nice rash along with her toy dinosaur after getting her MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) ...

Under Analysis: What the Hobby Lobby decision and carburetors have in common

July 23, 2014

By Lisa Henderson-Newlin Summer is my favorite season of the year.  It would seem this is counter-intuitive as I prefer to hide my body in as many layers as possible. Nonetheless, I pine all year for these few months of heat, and not just because I ...

Taking Stock ... Thoughts on Pfizer

July 23, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: I know that Pfizer has made several big drug company purchases in the past 10 years, and Wyeth (I used to work for that company) was one of them. But its failure to buy AstraZeneca concerns me. I’ve owned 600 shares ...

The Expert Witness ... Sufficient Affluence/Sustainable Economy: Economics for small groups (part three)

July 23, 2014

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, Senior Editor Julie G. Sase, Copyeditor “Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the ...