Home / Opinion (page 230) /

Opinion

Excessive spending must be resisted

First, the state’s existing tax cuts will go forward as scheduled. State leaders, both Democratic and Republican, agree that reducing our taxes is essential, both for our economy and to keep a promise to working New Yorkers. Second, for all ...

Read More »

Fixing the blame

When Gov. George Pataki unveiled his spending proposal in December, a month earlier than usual, he put state lawmakers on notice that he would not take the rap for a late state budget this year. Now, one might ask why ...

Read More »

Attorneys should mine Net resources

For those of you not up to speed on Latin prefixes, that’s at least 5,000 gigabytes or 5 trillion bytes. For classicists unfamiliar with silicon-based quantification, that’s one helluva lot of information pumping to and fro. And it’s just the ...

Read More »

Defining responsibility

Who are the nation’s best corporate citizens? According to Business Ethics magazine, Frontier Corp. ranks among the top 10. The head of Rochester Tel’s union begs to differ. “I think one of the big mixes (in this kind of evaluation) ...

Read More »

The need to serve his life’s purpose

Q: What do you value most about your work? A: Coming here (in June 1992) at a time when FNB was having difficulty, I had an opportunity to bring others to help repair the organization, people whose value systems and ...

Read More »

A line is drawn

The U.S. Supreme Court has had numerous opportunities over the past decade to draw a line on excessive punitive-damage awards. In each case, it declined to do so. Until last week. In a 5-4 decision, the justices finally said fairness ...

Read More »

Assess your commitment to women

Women still are not given the same opportunity as men to get ahead, and gender still negatively impacts women’s career growth. Catalyst, a national research and advisory organization that focuses on women’s private-sector leadership, conducted a study to determine the ...

Read More »

Healthy competition

One day the state Labor Department releases figures showing employment in the Rochester area at a record high for April. The next day Chase Manhattan Corp. announced a consolidation that will cost this area 600 jobs. Such news seems to ...

Read More »

Rx for health care: docs in Congress

Most people seemed to think the government “should do something about it.” Why would anybody think the government should solve the problem? Our Congress is made up of lawyers, not doctors. Constantly suing doctors for every little mistake must drive ...

Read More »

Gas-pump politics

Gasoline prices have jumped 14 percent or so since February, reaching as high as $2.19 a gallon in some parts of the country. Gas prices until recently were at their lowest point since the end of World War I. Say ...

Read More »

Battle not yet won on workers’ comp

Most significantly, Gov. George Pataki has just proposed truly landmark reform legislation. The governor’s bill repeals the Dole v. Dow provision creating third- party lawsuits against employers; establishes objective medical standards for “permanent-partial” disability; and promotes other reforms adding up ...

Read More »

Clear thinking

Forty million Americans are mutual-fund investors. Thus, at least 40 million people in this country have come face-to-face with a mutual-fund prospectus– required reading before one buys shares. But how many of those people actually read and comprehended the prospectus ...

Read More »

How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

Read More »

Beating market indexes possible

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the article “Endowment Returns Trail Indexes” (RBJ, 3/29/96): 1. To Index or Not: Professor Gregg Jarrell is right: Too many investment managers think “real men don’t index.” However, given the way investment ...

Read More »

The real budget vote

The Great Budget Battle of 1996 is over. It ended when President Bill Clinton and congressional leaders reached agreement on a $160 billion spending bill. Or perhaps more to the point, it ended when both sides in Washington saw greater ...

Read More »