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GUY: Don’t run education like a businessRestricted Content

March 15, 2014
Disagreements about education reform result from conflicting models: the business model and the social model. Governors such as Daniels and Pence, reflecting their backgrounds and support structures, tend toward the business model. Superintendent Ritz, with almost 35 years as a teacher/communications coordinator in elementary schools, is more aligned with the social model.
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GUY: Don’t purge good volunteersRestricted Content

July 27, 2013
Not-for-profit staffs and boards occasionally stub their toes by “firing” or replacing longtime volunteers.
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GUY: How to revive dying service clubsRestricted Content

December 29, 2012
Despite evidence that change is necessary, some businesses, not-for-profits and associations cannot do it. An example is service clubs. The Indianapolis Jaycees, having had more than 400 members in 1976, appears to have canceled its telephone number. Zionsville Kiwanis ceased business in September.
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GUY: Let's stop bashing governmentRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
In the following words, a friend implies that I love government: “I feel you believe in much more reliance on government, and I prefer free markets.” My reaction: Not really!
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GUY: Irrationality, fear are on the marchRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Increasing fear comes from nowhere. The American crime rate has not risen for decades, and the homicide rate has fallen.
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GUY: I'm pretty good, sure, but outstanding?Restricted Content

January 21, 2012
In Indianapolis, 65 of us are “outstanding,” meaning measurably better than all the rest. Hard to imagine.
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GUY: Who can blame harassed teachers for losing heart?Restricted Content

September 3, 2011
An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was overheard saying, “Why should I improve myself through advanced professional training when the state and its providers will fire me next year?”
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GUY: I have no predictions about the futureRestricted Content

June 18, 2011
Those who try to predict the future do not tell us their track records, but they do ask us to buy their books.
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GUY: Where are the progressives?

April 9, 2011
Today, a political leader who proposes a higher appropriation to clean streets would be criticized. If he proposed going to the moon, he would be impeached.
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GUY: Let's motivate - not threaten - teachers

January 15, 2011
Evaluating teachers cannot improve results. Human nature does not allow it.
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GUY: Do meter-contract critics have a plan?

October 16, 2010
If clear certainty were a business criterion, nothing ever would happen.
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GUY: Do you want to travel or truly vacate?

March 20, 2010
How does a busy person vacate, as in the dictionary reference, “to vacate one’s mind of worries?” One answer is to take a vacation, but an important choice remains: place or event?
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GUY: Ethical collapses offer many lessons

December 12, 2009
“The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse,” by Marianne M. Jennings, caused me to wonder whether investors could have avoided various corporate disasters in Indiana.
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VIEWPOINT: Discuss CEO pay in the openRestricted Content

July 6, 2009
While transparency is a stated goal of many corporations, deliberations regarding distribution of shareholder property to executives are not subject to light of day or to review. Instead, decision-making is camouflaged by thousands of words that appear substantial but disclose little.
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GUY: What price company leadership?Restricted Content

June 29, 2009
The folks who control executive compensation are often executives themselves. Boards must realize that their self-dealing, self-benefiting ways are grossly out of line with the true value of one's contribution to a business and society.
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VIEWPOINT: CEOs, do you deserve your salaries?Restricted Content

June 22, 2009
An exaggerated share of the nation's wealth is paid to CEOs of public companies, their minions and directors, through agreements made inside boardrooms, by highly compensated individuals who commit shareholders' money and are not subject to effective oversight.
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Are we victims of 'group think'?Restricted Content

February 16, 2009
"Group think," a powerful and controlling force, was present as the Capital Improvement Board built Lucas Oil Stadium and Eli Lilly and Co. developed and marketed Zyprexa.
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Basic investments are best for Indiana pension fundsRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
IBJ reported in November that the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund will allocate 15 percent to 30 percent of its investments in "alternatives." Unfortunately, the term means nothing to those of us outside PERF and probably confuses PERF itself.
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VIEWPOINT: What we need to teach kids about moneyRestricted Content

June 30, 2008
"What should I teach my 5-year-old about finance?" a client asked. I responded: "Teach him that finance is fun." Investment finance is neither complicated nor intimidating and, like a foreign language, the earlier the learning, the better the result. Thanks to a smart and active parent, I learned early, over the dinner table, or in the car. For example, my mother took me for a drive on the new highway near our home, and said: "When this building program started,...
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VIEWPOINT: Corporate transactions: lose-lose dealsRestricted Content

October 29, 2007
Corporate transactions, such as the sales of Peoples Bank and First Indiana Bank, as well as mergers of utility companies, benefit no one. For example: Retail customers: No evidence exists that consumers benefit from these transactions. Companies might argue that fees and prices rise more slowly in larger organizations, a result of efficiencies, but no proof is available, and the principle of diminishing returns suggests that, at some point, the cost of running a large entity becomes proportionately greater than...
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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