Tag Archives: economy

Madison Standoff — All About the Money

Way down deep in the standoff in Madison is a power struggle that has great import for the balance of power in American politics. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is moving to turn off the free-flowing spigot of union dues to Democratic… Read more

Three Platforms for Real Reform

C-level executives need not accept hyper-inflation in health costs as a foregone conclusion. Like other cost structures that affect a company’s bottom line, they can be tamed with aggressive and innovative management. The manifesto at… Read more

Time for Balanced Trade

I had an opportunity last week to ask Gov. Scott Walker to help out on the U.S.-China trade impasse. Our new governor had been invited to Chicago by Mayor Daley to meet President Hu Jintao, and I thought there might be a slim opportunity to… Read more

Recruiting Companies a Gimmick

A little pre-game trash talk can liven up the scene – the 11-5 Chicago Bears still suck — but let’s face it, to win you still have to play the game. As it plays out in sports, so it goes in politics, too. Last week’s flurry of jibes at… Read more