Opinion

MARCUS: 'Self-employment gap' endangers state

November 6, 2010
Morton Marcus
The average earnings of a Hoosier worker was about $44,100 two years ago, compared to the U.S. average of $50,300.
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SHOBERT: Pursuing China is wise move for Indiana

November 6, 2010
Benjamin A. Shobert
Last year, for the first time ever, outbound investment by Chinese business into American industry exceeded outbound investment into Chinese firms by American companies.
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ALTOM: When is it OK to connect with someone on LinkedIn?

November 6, 2010
Tim Altom
I never thought of online business networking site LinkedIn as having an ethical dilemma attached to it, until one day when I received an invitation from a client to connect to him.
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DINING: Is Puerto Vallarta authentic? Maybe. Good? Yes.

November 6, 2010
Lou Harry
Everyone now seems to have a favorite Mexican eatery—usually near one's home or workplace.
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HETRICK: A Longfellow serenade on the midterm electionRestricted Content

November 6, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Our ship of state sails not on a straight and steady course. Rather, it tacks and stalls.
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HICKS: Fed 'easing' into another stimulus planRestricted Content

November 6, 2010
Mike Hicks
Federal legislation dating from the Truman administration compels the Fed to try to achieve the lowest possible levels of unemployment and inflation. Unfortunately, minimizing both is not possible.
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BENNER: Indiana State football reigns ... and other thoughtsRestricted Content

November 6, 2010
Bill Benner
Tony Dungy's class act, the possibilities of NFL expansion, and more.
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LOU'S VIEWS: You talkin' to me?

November 6, 2010
Lou Harry
In more and more plays, actors are addressing the audience directly. But when does a device become a crutch?
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Township government has a purpose

November 6, 2010
Our townships are not business competitors; they are governing for the people—not for greed, not for profit.
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Lung cancer strikes nonsmokers

November 6, 2010
Last November I was hospitalized with H1N1 and pneumonia. In January I had a biopsy that confirmed non-small-cell lung cancer, stage IV.
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EDITORIAL: A last chance for City Market

October 30, 2010
 IBJ Staff
We like the changes afoot at City Market. But if the latest attempt to reposition it doesn’t work, the city should consider mothballing the beloved old building until its surroundings become a benefit rather than a liability.
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MAURER: Have patience with profitsRestricted Content

October 30, 2010
Mickey Maurer
To create a disciplined investment philosophy, I evolved “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t Learn in School.”—Over the course of 10 columns, I will feature each of these essential principles. This is the eighth installment.
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MARCUS: Only tell the good news; why excite people?

October 30, 2010
Morton Marcus
You have to love them—the professional spinners, public and private. These are not the public relations people who work for large companies and government agencies. No. These are the corporate leaders and the public officials who listen to the PR people.
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HENDERSON: Thinking outside the neurotypical hiring box

October 30, 2010
Tom Henderson
There’s a screening process we often use in the human resources process that’s meant to identify prospective candidates. It needs re-thinking.
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SKARBECK: Changes on horizon for mutual fund fees

October 30, 2010
Ken Skarbeck
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing significant changes to the structure of the annual marketing or distribution fee on mutual funds known as a 12(b)-1 fee.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Old favorites still satisfy

October 30, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, some top picks from Indianapolis museums' and attractions' permanent collections
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DINING: Jazz Kitchen also makes beautiful music

October 30, 2010
Lou Harry
Is it fair to review a restaurant when it is trying to serve a packed house of customers who all have arrived and leave at roughly the same time?
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BENNER: Misperceptions swirl around college agent issueRestricted Content

October 30, 2010
Bill Benner
How many collegians accept money? The percentage could not possibly rise above the low single digits, if that.
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Time for townships has passed

October 30, 2010
I am in agreement with the IBJ position [stated in the Oct. 25 editorial]. It is time to abolish townships and shift their revenue and responsibilities to their respective counties.
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WEB REVIEW: With Groupon and its ilk, daily deals drive demand

October 30, 2010
Jim Cota
All of these work on the same basic premise: Make an offer to customers that is at or better than 50-percent off, use the power of the deal and their social networks to spread the word, and wait for the sales to roll in.
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Meter deal not in city's interest

October 30, 2010
It’s easy to see that a deal that gives away billions of dollars over 50 years to a private company might not be the best deal for the citizens of our city.
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EDITORIAL: State can't afford to keep townships

October 23, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Indiana lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session, and township government reform will return to the agenda. We hope proponents can finally hit a home run.
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MORRIS: Not all economic news is bad news

October 23, 2010
Greg Morris
If we listen too much to the financial channels, it will make us want to bury our money in a hole in the yard and get a Rottweiler to guard it.
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MARCUS: A penny is not worth a cent anymore

October 23, 2010
Morton Marcus
Ordinary saving by the ordinary citizen became a self-destructive activity in the 1970s and has shown only little improvement since then.
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GIGERICH: Education, economy are closely tied

October 23, 2010
Larry Gigerich
Ten years into the 21st century, most people understand that a strong education system is vital to ensuring long-term economic development success. Where things become fuzzy is in defining what comprises a strong education system and, more important, the required outcomes of that system.
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  5. So the GOP legislature passed a bill that gave big breaks to business at the expense of Indiana families. Color us not surprised.

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