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How not to set policy to reduce the price of gasoline (access required)

High gas prices in the U.S. cause a lot of pain for Americans every time they take their vehicles to gas stations to fill up. To address the problem of high gas prices, the Biden administration announced in April that ...

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Keep your cool when dealing with a difficult co-worker (access required)

Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. – Bill Russell, NBA Hall of Fame I was contacted by someone who asked for my thoughts on how to deal with a difficult co-worker. I asked what the person did ...

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Is the Russian ruble rebounding and, if yes, then why? (access required)

Ever since Russia commenced its “special military operation” (a/k/a war) in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the West has hit that nation with a unified slew of sanctions of amazing severity. In fact, no country — large or small — ...

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Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model (access required)

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing ...

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Is New York’s crypto opportunity at risk?

Building Foundry — the fast-growing Western New York-based digital currency company — has been one of my biggest honors. As a native of the region, it has been a joy to give back by steering such an innovative company in ...

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Prioritized to-do lists still powerful, relevant in business (access required)

I had a reader stop me the other day and pose the following question. “With all the new technology in the world, what did I believe was the most effective tool to increase one’s productivity, and efficiency?” After thinking about ...

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Constellation Brands and Monster Beverage: M&A or alliance? (access required)

The talk of a merger (or an acquisition) involving Monster Beverage and Constellation Brands is once again circulating in business communities. Their initial announcement back in November 2021 was followed by several weeks of silence leading some to speculate that ...

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Use ancient virtues to guide you as a leader (access required)

Recently, a politician was espousing that he believes in “traditional family values.” A friend who works for a large company was excited to tell me about his current leadership training and the company’s “core values.” I asked my friend what ...

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Why we need to focus more on place-based policies (access required)

International trade theory teaches us that relative to no trade, free trade between nations makes them better off. Recent research tells us that the overall gains to the U.S. from trade with China are positive but small. Even so, trade ...

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Employers must pay attention to needs of caregivers (access required)

Like many others, I am a working caregiver. But I’m also director of the New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition managed by Lifespan of Greater Rochester. So, if you are a business owner, a manager of people or if ...

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Letter to the Editor: Criticism of ‘Green Transition’ (access required)

In the Dec. 31, 2021 issue Allen Blair’s article “Green Transition necessary for climate, beneficial for economy” is flawed. There are many experts who agree that much of the man-made climate hysteria is dubious, such as Dr. Patrick Michael; Dr. ...

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Don’t underestimate the power of envy to cause problems (access required)

Last week I heard from an RBJ reader wondering if I thought greed was the motivation behind the U.S. financial meltdown of 2008 and in the frothy markets today, could it happen again? The vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie ...

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Embrace the positives and possibilities of Greater Rochester (access required)

While there is a strong core of people who are “from” the greater Rochester area, it also seems to be a magnet for collecting life’s nomads.   I know a number of people, including myself, who ended up here one way or ...

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How to increase the uptake of EVs: Subsidize price or charging stations? (access required)

Climate change is the most serious environmental problem that confronts humans today. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are collectively most responsible for the climate change problem. Therefore, national governments are thinking about how best to reduce the emissions of GHGs in their ...

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Defending against Title IX sexual misconduct charges: What students, parents need to know (access required)

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should not be taken lightly. Although these proceedings are quasi-criminal in nature, they actually afford students far fewer ...

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