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COMMENTARY: Fixing the system is up to all of us

January 17, 2020

By Lee H. Hamilton You no doubt remember the old line attributed to Ben Franklin when he was asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had created: "A republic, if you can keep it!" Well, I've noticed an interesting thing in recent ...

MY TURN: 'OK' is a loaded term for those in news business

January 17, 2020

In the business world, it has been said that there are two great lies. At the top, of course, is the timeless assertion that "the check is in the mail." A very close second, employees around the globe have sadly discovered, is the promise that "everything ...

THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Game of student loans: Traps for the unwary

January 17, 2020

(Today I've asked Rebecca Wrock to discuss student loans -Kyle Zwiren.) By Rebecca Wrock When the Emmy-winning hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" concluded this summer, articles emerged explaining why the show was such a cultural phenomenon among ...

COMMENTARY: The other side of civility

January 17, 2020

By Frederick W. Lauck BridgeTower Media Newswires I recently read a very well written piece on “civility” by our State Bar President Dennis M. Barnes. Although I agree with President Barnes, please allow me to present a necessary counterpoint. “Civility” ...

NERDWALLET: Eight million student loan borrowers must do this in 2020

January 17, 2020

By Ryan Lane NerdWallet More than 8 million federal student loan borrowers use income-driven repayment plans. These plans can drop payments to $0 based on a borrower's income and family size. And after 20 or 25 years - 10 if you work in public service - any ...

Expert Witness: (continued)

January 17, 2020

Sufficient affluence/sustainable economy: Economics for everyone (episode eleven) (continued) ... Interaction with Others • Be peaceful: Peace of mind prevents stress and anxiety from taking root in ourselves because this peace makes our minds calm. ...