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Mosher sparked entrepreneur renaissance in Wisconsin

Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Elm Grove) has drafted a bold bill that would raise the investment tax credit for high-growth startup companies from 25% to 50%. It deserves to be called the “George Mosher” law. When I had lunch with George about a… Read more

Evers, Walker fuzzy, but different on taxes, spending

What started out as a lackluster campaign for governor heated up in the last month, driven by the closeness in the polls between Scott Walker and Tony Evers. Evers has campaigned as Democrats are wont to do: promise lots of goodies without being… Read more

The full list of 100 reasons to vote NO on Trump

1. A major league narcissist, probably a sociopath, Trump believes he can “make us great.” It’s the contributions of individual Americans American people who make this country great. Leaders come and go. 2. Some contributors to this… Read more

Braun would make the same call again

Photo by Steve Paluch

Photo by Steve Paluch Almost everything that can be said about Ryan Braun’s brazen cheating and massive mendacity has been said, except for one dimension: his 2011 (or earlier) decision to break the rules could be viewed as an entirely… Read more

Two non-big shots: ban meetings, org charts


When legendary entrepreneurs like Roy Reiman and Mike Cudahy agree on fundamental principles for running a business, it might be wise to pay attention and follow suit. Both giants in the local start-up scene sold their companies, Reiman… Read more

Revenue fairy gone for health care industry


Hospital corporations have five years – or less – to transform their business models. That was the recent consensus at a confab sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences of three of the four heads of major health care… Read more

Medicare debate dodges realities

The frantic positioning by the two presidential campaigns over the $716 billion in cuts to Medicare under Obamacare avoid reality on a number of fronts: • First, it’s a ten-year number; only the federal government does ten-year budgets. Most… Read more

Sandhills, eagles, fishing and fireworks!

Watching two girls fish in downtown West Bend of the Milwaukee River recently, it occurred to me that we have much to celebrate on the environmental front in Wisconsin and the country. Environmentalists will always face new issues to conquer,… Read more

Health assessments accelerate reform in work place

Innovations in the privates sector are racing ahead. Taken together, they are adding up to a brand new business model for the delivery of health care in America. Take HRAs, for example, not savings accounts, but Health Risk Assessments…. Read more

Frontier Fund for 401(K) plans? Not yet

It’s probably too early, but in a couple of years 401(k) plans may want to offer a “Frontier Markets” mutual fund option to plan members. Emerging Market mutual funds have been the winners over the last ten years, pulling in returns of 368%… Read more