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Look who’s No. 1

On Jan. 2, 1990, Wall Street Journal editor Robert Bartley wrote: “As the new decade dawns, a resolution for American society: Let us shake off our national hypochondria.” In Mr. Bartley’s view, the United States was well on its way ...

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Hard work is penalized, not rewarded

I don’t need to work full time, and I don’t want to. Nonetheless, on this basis I can earn about $40,000 a year and still play as much golf as I want. Nobody should feel sorry for me. I am ...

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Acts of faith

It’s the building that might not have been built. At least not in downtown Rochester. For more than three years, the question of whether Bausch & Lomb Inc. would construct a world headquarters in the city–or relocate outside the county–stirred ...

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Reward is a question of balance

Dear Editor: Regarding Labor columnist Ronald Pettengill’s comments on compensation for employees (RBJ 8/11/95 and 9/8/95), which is more deserving: the dollar or the hand that creates it? The question is not whether each is deserving of the profits. Rather, ...

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What Kodak values

When George Fisher became Eastman Kodak Co. chairman, president and CEO, he promised fundamental changes. And indeed, the last two years have seen Kodak shed enormous mounds of debt and divest its non- imaging operations. Wall Street, after some initial ...

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Profile, roundtable
hit the mark

Dear Editor: Rose Ericson’s article about us (RBJ, 8/4/95) brought a great deal of pride and satisfaction to me as well as others at General Code Publishers Corp. All too often I become mired in the here and now, in ...

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Closing signals
end of sad saga

Dear Editor: It was both sad and interesting to read Rob Hovey’s article on the needless demise of Shorewood Packaging Corp.’s Pittsford operation (RBJ 9/15/95). This should not be taken as an isolated event, nor be taken as reflective of ...

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The sky isn’t falling

In the 1980s, the sky was the limit for corporate research and development programs. These days, many private-sector researchers see nothing but dark, threatening clouds. Business Week magazine’s annual R&D survey this summer found that spending, adjusted for inflation, rose ...

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Good books can boost competitiveness

Their inquiries were many, giving me an opportunity to share with them what I had derived from the books, how long I had been reading seriously and which literature was my favorite. Although none of them was an avid reader, ...

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The Ryder Cup:
Reason to celebrate

For hype and hoopla, Rochester’s anticipation of the 31st Ryder Cup Matches has rivaled the launch of Windows 95. Oak Hill Country Club won the right to host the event some four years ago, and the buildup began in earnest ...

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