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Here we go again

Budget dysfunction in Washington is routine, but shutting down the government ought to be beyond the pale.

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To spur innovation, why not get rid of patents?

Suppose an individual builds a home. This individual is able to decide who lives in this home, whether the home is available for rent or sale, and under what terms. Put differently, this person has a property right on his ...

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As jobs are lost to automation, how should we respond?

I’ve a weakness for dystopian literature (think Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”). The premise of these books is a disaster that fundamentally alters the trajectory of the planet. The apocalypse is typically human-caused—some act that taps into our collective guilt about ...

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A political number

Research on the impact of minimum wage laws is voluminous and it offers plenty to both sides of the debate.

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Plurality favors Anthony for $10 bill

A significant plurality—47 percent—of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say social reformer and feminist Susan B. Anthony is the American woman who should be chosen to appear on the redesigned $10 bill.

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On the outside

More jobs are needed—especially for those who think the economy has no place for them.

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Snap Poll: Readers optimistic about Bills

The Buffalo Bills have been absent from the National Football League post-season since 1999, but 61 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say this is the year their playoff drought ends.

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Half think market will rise over year

Fifty percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll predict the stock market is headed for a rise over the next 12 months. Of those, 14 percent see a double-digit rise. Nearly a quarter of respondents say the market will be flat.

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Snap Poll: Rochester airport gets fair grades

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Nearly 90 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll frequently use Greater Rochester International Airport for business travel and the plurality gave the airport a fair grade for airfare costs and number of daily flights to destinations of choice.

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Wealth on the move

The talent and energy of individuals is not all that’s lost when outmigration occurs. The movement of wealth also matters a great deal.

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Snap Poll: Readers share book recommendations

The majority of readers—56 percent— of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll prefer non-fiction for summer reading. Of those, 15 percent prefer to spend their time on business-related nonfiction. The remaining 44 percent of respondents would rather get lost in fiction.

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