Current Commentary: A Redundant Choice, A Wasted Opportunity By Larry M. Elkin

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President Obama could have sent an exciting message to the business community last week by choosing, as his top economic guru, someone with a deep understanding of how the private sector works. Instead, Obama looked no further than his own inner circle to select Austan Goolsbee to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.

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Current Commentary: Obama Offers to Hold the Football BY Larry M. Elkin

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President Obama desperately wants American businesses to play ball. His latest economic game plan is aimed largely at tapping into nearly $2 trillion reportedly parked in corporate coffers. But when the president calls on executives to get in the game, they immediately picture Lucy offering to hold the football for Charlie Brown – with themselves as the round-headed fall guy. Business leaders …

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Current Commentary: The Facts About Eggs and Goats BY Larry M. Elkin

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Recently, I opened my refrigerator in Palm Coast, Fla., and discovered that my brother had left behind a carton of organic eggs. A package insert told a story about one of the egg farmer’s favorite goats, whose death left the farm’s other goats sad. The story had a dateline of Massachusetts, but the carton had a Texas license number, and …

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Current Commentary: A 100-Year Promise (Picture Frame Not Included) BY Larry M. Elkin

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Not long ago, I paid $25 at an antiques store to buy an old $1,000 bond that now hangs, framed, in our office in Scarsdale, N.Y. The beautifully engraved bond was issued by the Lehigh Valley Terminal Railway Company, a newly organized subsidiary of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, on Oct. 1, 1891. It recites that the railroad “acknowledges itself indebted …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: A 100-Year Promise (Picture Frame Not Included) BY Larry M. Elkin

Current Commentary: The Kids Are Alright; Parents Will Be, Too BY Larry M. Elkin

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Across the country, families have been packing their children (and a roomful of their children’s possessions) into trucks and SUVs and heading for college. It’s a big day for parents and students alike. For the colleges, though, it’s just one more start to one more school year. Some of them wish the parents would just go home already. This, at …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The Kids Are Alright; Parents Will Be, Too BY Larry M. Elkin

Current Commentary: The ‘Risk-Aversion’ Misnomer BY Larry M. Elkin

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 Financial advisers often discuss investors who are “risk-averse.” But people, on the whole, are not terribly averse to risk. We are, on the other hand, extremely averse to loss.

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Current Commentary: The First Alzheimer’s Vaccine – A Helmet BY Larry M. Elkin

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Medical researchers who are furiously trying to develop new tests, vaccines and treatments for Alzheimer’s and other devastating brain diseases have pointed us toward something we can use immediately: a helmet.

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Current Commentary: Today’s Miserables Confront Javert’s Three-Strikes Law BY Larry M. Elkin

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It cost $47,102 to house an inmate in a California state penitentiary in 2008. For 13 years, Gregory Taylor was one of the people Californians paid to keep locked up. Taylor was jailed for trying to break into a church kitchen to find something to eat.

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Current Commentary: One Less Reason To Flee New York BY Larry M. Elkin

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August 26, 2010. As we conclude this hard-times summer of the “stay-cation,” New Yorkers who are contemplating divorce can finally end their marriages in a civilized way, without leaving home.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: One Less Reason To Flee New York BY Larry M. Elkin