Opinion

MYERS: The life-saving benefits of working togetherRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
We often forget that as a society there are real advantages to working (and investing) together for a common purpose.
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MAHERN: Public library board is a Byzantine messRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
IPS and the ex-officio county commissioners cannot raise a dime for the library. Yet they appoint five of the seven members of the library board.
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WAGNER: Sick and tired of worn Hoosier stereotypesRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Let’s trumpet our rich sports history, our top-tier university system, and our manufacturing and logistics infrastructure.
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STYRING: Be grateful for the Wabash & Erie debacleRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
The Wabash & Erie Canal Co. is responsible for how the Indiana constitution restricts what our governments can do with government debt.
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KRUGMAN: No good reason to let bankers off easyRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Paul Krugman / New York Times Syndicate
The arguments that officials are reportedly making for a quick, bank-friendly settlement of the mortgage-abuse scandal don’t make sense.
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EDITORIAL: Courts should repel school voucher suitRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
The lawsuit filed this month to block the state’s new school voucher law should be turned back on a lobby that has fought education reform at every turn and rarely offered solutions to underperforming schools other than demanding more money and time.
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MORRIS: In search of a moderate RepublicanRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Greg Morris
I know it’s still early, but I’ve got presidential politics on my mind. Why? Because the economy continues to be stuck in the mud and it takes strong leadership at the top to get things moving again.
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NAGLE: Beware Indiana labor force losses over next 20 yearsRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Matt Nagle / Special to IBJ
Over the next 10 years, baby boomers will begin to retire en masse. By 2030, we can expect about 18 percent of Indiana’s population to be age 65 or older, up from 12 percent today.
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SLAUGHTER: The lowdown on why you can't find a jobRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Robby Slaughter
The greatest challenge in landing a new gig is making a tremendous shift in perspective.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Ife sculptures at IMA paint a thousand words

July 16, 2011
Lou Harry
I love a good creation story, and the Yoruba people of the ancient city of Ife, in what is now Nigeria, have a doozy. It involves a god indulging in a bit too much palm wine, a snail-shell full of soil, a chameleon, and a chicken (with five toes).
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ALTOM: Podcasts still have a place in cyberspaceRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Tim Altom
A few years ago, podcasts were all the rage on the Web. It seemed like every site had a podcast, and often more than one. Podcasts threatened to replace e-mailed newsletters.
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SKARBECK: Emerging countries offer high-growth opportunitiesRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
Enterprising investors willing to conduct the necessary due diligence may seek to discover high-growth opportunities in emerging-country investments.
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STYLE: A behind-the-seams guide to Indianapolis tailors

July 16, 2011
Gabrielle Poshadlo
Any sharp-dressed man will tell you a good tailor is worth his or her weight in gold—and often just as tough to find. What follows is a treasure map to guide you to some of the city’s best tailors.
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DINING: Same menu, new venue for downtown Bazbeaux

July 16, 2011
Lou Harry
It was foolish, I suppose, to walk into Bazbeaux’s new Mass Ave location expecting anything culinarily different from what was served across the street at its former downtown site.
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BENNER: Will Super Bowl truly leave a lasting legacy?

July 16, 2011
Bill Benner
The countdown clock on my desk tells me there are now just 200 days and change remaining until the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. But I already have begun to think about the 200 days after the Super Bowl … and beyond.
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Baseball column was on the markRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Bill Benner’s [July 4] column “A love lost … ” was great—absolutely the way I remember it, plus the scoring of a double-header on the radio, knowing every batting average, home runs and RBI’s of the all-time greats.
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Selling off the futureRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Great [Morton] Marcus column in the July 4 issue of the IBJ. What’s happening in this state is extremely unfortunate and shortsighted.
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EDITORIAL: City should share more details on garage dealRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
The city’s decision to entice a developer to build a parking garage in Broad Ripple is entirely appropriate—we just wish there were more transparency about the deal that will involve more than $6 million of city money.
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MAURER: Snooky Hendricks is an urban legendRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Mickey Maurer
While visiting the Indiana Historical Society’s “You Are There 1968: Robert Kennedy Speaks” exhibit, I learned that in attendance on the evening more than 40 years ago were Hoosiers who went on to remarkable careers.
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MARCUS: Multipliers are what you make themRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Morton Marcus
New money will not necessarily mean new jobs at the beauty parlor or the barbershop if there are already empty chairs.
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GARNER: Diversity leads to economic successRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Sanford Garner
Creativity comes not from the brilliance of one person, or a singular “ah ha” moment, but from a collision of ideas.
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STUMPP: Docs' loss of independence driving up health care costsRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Don Stumpp / Special to IBJ
The fact is that hospitals are paid three to four times for physician ancillary services.
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HICKS: Without real cuts, cost of borrowing will riseRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Mike Hicks
What is abundantly clear is that federal spending is much higher than is currently sustainable.
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SKARBECK: Global economy extends beyond usual suspectsRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
the global economy extends to many regions and countries that, while smaller in economic stature, are often overlooked.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Get a jump start on Indy International Film Festival

July 9, 2011
Lou Harry
The festival, which runs July 14-24 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, offers a diverse line-up, from mainstream films to innovative cinema.
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