KICKING OUT THE WRONG PEOPLE

Letters to the Editor are always fascinating. Where else can someone with no identifiable knowledge of a subject be entitled to express opinions for the world to view? The subject in this most recent instance is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an...

EVERY CHILD SUCCEEDS

If America’s quest for high standards in education were assured by the encouraging titles given to laws promoting excellence, we’d be the best educated nation on the globe. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 supported provisions based upon the premise that setting...

A CALL FOR TAX REFORM

Among the recent letters to the editor in my local newspaper is one hard to ignore … in that the submitter turns out to be the mayors and city council members of seven Orange County cities. Their concern is clearly stated. After pointing out “it’s been over 30 years...

EMPLOYMENT IS NOT A STROLL IN THE PARK

The Associated Press article titled “Many find U.S. workplace hostile” is revealing. It reports on an in-depth study by the Rand Corporation, the Harvard Medical School and UCLA, of American workers’ attitude toward their employment. Nearly three quarters of those...

IRA INVESTORS BEWARE

With the introduction of the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) by the federal government in 1974, the innovation was heralded as the road to prosperity for the general public. For the very first time the average middle class, middle income citizen possessed a...

THE MAGNIFICENCE OF ROLLS-ROYCE

The article by Andrea Chang, longtime reporter on technology and the retail industry, is certainly impressive. It relates to the announcement by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Torston Muller-Otvos of their newly released Phantom VIII model he describes as an...

KUDOS TO DOOD-FRANK

For those of you whose memory reaches back to 2010, you’ll recall the nation’s economy was not then vibrant. More to the point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen over six thousand points in the prior 17 months and the housing industry lay in shambles. So to...

WHY THE MONEY DISSIPATES

An interesting presentation appeared on television last evening. It revealed the federal government owns thousands of parcels of property throughout the country, many with buildings that have been vacant for decades. As pictures of various boarded up structures were...

WHAT MONEY WILL AND WON’T DO

The question posed in the article by Professor Dan Ariely, best selling author on psychology and behavioral economics, is one repeated more times than any query ever uttered: “Can Money Buy Happiness?” He then launched into an analysis of the responses by people in...

SPECIAL EDUCATION LIMITATIONS

An article’s title attracted my attention: “The Failure of Special Education Students.” A detailed analysis presents nationwide school scholastic data from a report released by the Education Week Research Center. Though overall high school graduation rates have...