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The conflict between profit and purpose (access required)

I recently met a young investment professional who was determined to make his millions before he turned 30. I suggested that his priorities might be off base since he was so focused on money and all the trappings that come ...

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How education will thrive and survive after COVID-19 (access required)

This past year presented some of the greatest educational challenges endured by students, teachers, and parents across the globe. Many families struggled to navigate remote learning technology. Then there were the psychological, emotional, and physical challenges associated with schooling from home.   However, ...

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The dos, don’ts and nuances of civil discourse (access required)

As a businessperson I understand competition and how the boundaries of right from wrong can become confusing in the heat of battle. We see this happening at both the national and local political scene in both parties. Among the real ...

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War between America, China over Taiwan’s future: Economic impacts, deterrents (access required)

The Economist recently opined that Taiwan is the most dangerous in the world. When viewed through the lens of superpower politics, this description is apt because of four interrelated reasons.  First, with the passage of time, more residents of Taiwan identify as Taiwanese and not Chinese and, as a result, ...

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A budget is a moral document (access required)

On its face, a budget outlines an organization’s financial strengths and weaknesses, and provides a bottom-line number for the organization and its stakeholders to orient around over the course of the year. Contained within the offsetting revenues and expenses is ...

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The four stages of globalization (access required)

Globalization is a contentious subject. It is possible to find researchers drawing very different inferences about whether the benefits of globalization outweigh the costs. Research in the last two decades by Jagdish Bhagwati, Marc Levinson, Branko Milanovic, Joseph Stiglitz and ...

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Employers must consider these factors when establishing workplace vaccination protocols (access required)

The widespread rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations over the past few months has led hopeful business leaders across Rochester to begin finalizing their workplace reopening plans. However, the uncertainty around clear best practices to maintain a safe and healthy workplace has only increased as employers face ...

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Socially responsible investing isn’t trendy; it’s a smart strategy (access required)

Take one look at recent news headlines and it’s likely you’ll see plenty of talk about conscious consumerism. Look again and you’ll probably see stories around social justice, pay equity or environmental stewardship. These matters have always been important, but ...

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Cash relief pilot would offer aid to low-income Monroe County families (access required)

The people we rely on for essential work, including during a public health crisis, are underpaid. We rely on these hourly workers to meet our basic needs and keep us safe by stocking grocery stores with food, disinfecting shared spaces, ...

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CCIA helps the environment, doesn’t hurt consumers (access required)

It occasionally happens, as the end of the New York State legislative session approaches, that a particular bill up for passage draws intense, often one-sided local media scrutiny. This year, the dubious honor goes to the Climate and Community Investment Act ...

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Rochester’s economic recovery starts with protecting its workers (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed devastation upon a Rochester economy where economic growth had already been hampered for years by external factors. But slowly, we’re seeing businesses get back on their feet, and capital projects and construction sites remobilizing, but economic ...

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Aristotle in America: How ‘A Treatise On Government’ is relevant today (access required)

Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, laid down tenets for a successful political climate that apply in today’s America — the power of the citizen, the relevance of democracy and the threat from foreign entities. As a follow-up to his treatise on morality, he ...

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