Columns

Taking Stock ... Peeking into the future

April 18, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: I’ve enjoyed your column for the past 30 years in our paper, and that’s not just because of your stock picks but because you tell it like it is and very few people have the courage to do that. Another reason ...

Top ten ways to sabotage your driver license appeal

April 18, 2014

By Michael G. Brock I once had a teacher in high school who had a standard response for students who complained about the quality of education they were getting (and in those days the quality of public education was substantially better than it is today).  ...

The Expert Witness ...

April 18, 2014

Sufficient Affluence/Sustainable Economy: Economics for everyone (part seven) By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, senior editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor “Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that ...

My Turn ... A 'small town' by any other name is the same

April 18, 2014

During a recent interview with an out-state jurist, I was treated to a testament of the virtues of small town life. Our chat took place in the confines of the historic courthouse that will forever be the centerpiece of a quaint downtown. Even though he had ...

Trim corporate welfare to $0

April 18, 2014

By Michael D. LaFaive With the recent release of Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal 2015 budget we can examine his administration’s priorities for the coming year. Once again, Michigan’s corporate welfare apparatus — led by the Michigan Economic ...

Under Analysis ... The ruling that comes in spring

April 18, 2014

By Mark Levison Despite my general objection, I guess things change with time.  This somewhat disconcerting reality was brought home to me by disparate examples last night and this morning. In fact, as I was fading off to sleep, and simultaneously patting ...