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Effective DEI education requires hard work, heart work (access required)

Over the past few years, publicized instances of discrimination in America have become an unfortunate, recurring theme in the news cycle and amongst communities, and it’s clear that there is no longer a way to fully protect adolescents from the realities of racial tensions, nor should we strive to.

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Chinese Communist Party’s succession problem matters (access required)

It has become fashionable for some scholars of China to claim that the political system in that nation, led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has become institutionalized over time. What this claim means is that there exist rules that govern how leaders are selected and ...

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Commercial real estate economy will not recover if 1031 exchanges are capped

An essential tool in the rebuilding of our American economy is at serious risk as part of the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan Congress is considering — and the damage will be felt in every state, city and town still reeling from ...

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Air pollution hurts us in ways we typically do not think of (access required)

Readers will not be surprised to learn that air pollution adversely affects our well-being in a variety of ways. For instance, we have known for quite a while that air pollution causes respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence ...

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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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