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A lesson of 9/11

As history has shown, with determination and unity of purpose this country can regain the path of growth and prosperity.

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The power of ideas

Globalization and the spread of technology have reduced or erased some of the U.S. economy's competitive advantages. But not all of them.

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The difference this time

The average American household today has a historically heavy debt burden and an income level that is not rising. What's needed are more and better-paying jobs.

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Advancing ethics

The governor was right in describing the new state ethics law as "a major step forward."

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The smaller syndrome

More needs to be learned about the causes of the decline in employer startups. But enough is known now to begin helping this vital sector of the economy.

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After Paetec

The sale of Paetec could end up a major setback for downtown revitalization. Which is why every effort should be made to avoid that happening.

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Empowering regions

Too often, economic development efforts have been undermined by top-down state models and a lack of collaboration at the regional level.

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Behind the jobs number

Voters want leaner, more efficient government. But a lost job is just that, and there's no point in pretending public-sector downsizing is not a drag on the economy.

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The wages of caution

Without willingness to invest, add staff and boost wages, momentum for this recovery will be hard to achieve.

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Cheers for Cuomo

If he ever slows down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo might take a few moments to savor these days.

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Debt by choice

The flood of red ink did not happen overnight, so stemming the tide will take time.

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The patience factor

When it comes to economic recovery, it's not possible to mandate or legislate patience. But it might be just what's needed.

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Dealing for ethics reform

 Passage of the ethics reform bill would help restore public trust in state government. Fixing some of its flaws in the near future would do even more good.

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The education engine

New York clearly would be in much worse shape economically without its colleges and universities.

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