Commentary

Don't fear current volatility; think ahead instead

After last week’s column and my comment on the markets not being too volatile in October, we’re halfway through the month and it has been very volatile.

October 17, 2014

'Six Californias' initiative failed on its merits

There is little doubt about why the putative “Six Californias” ballot initiative that Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper hoped to put on the 2016 ballot failed: It was and is a terrible idea.

October 17, 2014

Work for a jerk and love it

Yes, you can dedicate yourself to satisfying the whims and wishes of a most demanding, unappreciative, mercurial boss and find true happiness. I bet I got your attention.

October 17, 2014

Missing Dear Leader raised questions

It has been relatively quiet on the eastern front. The North Korean dictatorship hasn’t been rattling its sword with persistent missile launches, refusing international inspection of its nuclear capability or having border issues with the South. This was typical of the regime headed by Kim Jong Un since he took the reins in 2011.

October 16, 2014

How to measure return on service

Return on Investment (ROI) in business is predicated on the ability of the company to deliver as promised in product, profit and its accompanying service.

October 15, 2014

The Centers for everything but Disease Control

So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn't been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might actually feel a twinge of sympathy.

October 15, 2014

Letís wait and see about minimum-wage hike

When ardent supporters of an idea, issue or measure seem to win the day, opponents holler foul. It is as inevitable as a politician breaking a promise.

October 14, 2014

The big reason water bond will pass: It should

The outcome is rarely certain when state government asks voter permission to spend $7.5 billion of the taxpayers’ money, but it’s also unusual for a ballot proposition to win as wide a range of support as Proposition 1 already had more than a month before the Nov. 4 Election Day.

October 14, 2014
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