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Uber, Lyft should operate here, most say

Nine out of 10 respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Albany should enact legislation to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in Upstate New York.

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Forward thinking

The worth of the Finger Lakes plan truly will be demonstrated if it guides the region no matter the outcome of the Upstate Revitalization contest.

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Snap Poll: Most give business passing ethics grade

Recent corporate scandals involving Volkswagen, General Motors Co. and other companies have put renewed focus on business ethics. Respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave mostly passing grades in the area of ethics.

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Learning power

One of the most important areas of growth has been health care and education, which has been a core strength here in recent years.

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Here we go again

Budget dysfunction in Washington is routine, but shutting down the government ought to be beyond the pale.

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A political number

Research on the impact of minimum wage laws is voluminous and it offers plenty to both sides of the debate.

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Plurality favors Anthony for $10 bill

A significant plurality—47 percent—of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say social reformer and feminist Susan B. Anthony is the American woman who should be chosen to appear on the redesigned $10 bill.

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To spur innovation, why not get rid of patents?

Suppose an individual builds a home. This individual is able to decide who lives in this home, whether the home is available for rent or sale, and under what terms. Put differently, this person has a property right on his ...

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As jobs are lost to automation, how should we respond?

I’ve a weakness for dystopian literature (think Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”). The premise of these books is a disaster that fundamentally alters the trajectory of the planet. The apocalypse is typically human-caused—some act that taps into our collective guilt about ...

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Snap Poll: Readers optimistic about Bills

The Buffalo Bills have been absent from the National Football League post-season since 1999, but 61 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say this is the year their playoff drought ends.

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