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February 11, 2013
Kudos to Bill Barry for his comprehensive explanation of why jobs lost during the Great Recession are not coming back ("A farewell to jobs?" Feb. 8). The list of reasons is extensive: new technologies that obviate the need to rehire workers, corporate mergers, government cutbacks, increased productivity, and off-shoring of jobs, just to mention a few. (Not mentioned is our ever-increasing population, which only makes the problem that much worse). Mr. Barry's article gives the lie to the so-called "job creators" and their political stooges who keep insisting that cutting taxes for wealthy individuals and corporations will stimulate employment.
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NEWS
February 11, 2013
Kudos to Bill Barry for his comprehensive explanation of why jobs lost during the Great Recession are not coming back ("A farewell to jobs?" Feb. 8). The list of reasons is extensive: new technologies that obviate the need to rehire workers, corporate mergers, government cutbacks, increased productivity, and off-shoring of jobs, just to mention a few. (Not mentioned is our ever-increasing population, which only makes the problem that much worse). Mr. Barry's article gives the lie to the so-called "job creators" and their political stooges who keep insisting that cutting taxes for wealthy individuals and corporations will stimulate employment.
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NEWS
June 11, 2010
Throughout the Gulf of Mexico, there are no more blue waters, no free moving animals — just black. Only oil, spilling out more each day, damaging everything, almost as if it was an underwater fire. Animals and plants are at risk more than ever, and who knows, maybe we are next. Despite the efforts of BP, nothing is really helping to stop the oil for good. But, as people argue over whose fault the spill is, they could unite to end the spill. The government, BP officials and all other companies involved in the spill should set their perspectives straight and think of what is important now. Even though I may just be a rising 9th grader, it is obvious that we are only worried about money, since that's all that matters right?
NEWS
December 17, 2012
Op-ed contributor E Dee Monnen wants us to believe that higher corporate and income taxes forced companies to move jobs overseas ("How taxing the rich hurts all of us," Dec. 12). A little checking found corporate income taxes in the 1960s were 50 percent compared to today's 35 percent, and income taxes on the rich were 70 percent compared to 35 percent today. In the 1950s, the income tax for the rich was 90 percent. Also, pay for company chief executives in the 1960s was 40 times that of the average worker; today it's well over 200 times.
NEWS
February 23, 2004
HOW MANY of you want the state of Maryland to license the opening of a slot-machine palace in your neighborhood? We don't see too many hands. How about those of you who live on the Eastern Shore or love to go down to the ocean? You want a racino at Ocean City's harness track to complement all the sun and fun? How about all those in Baltimore? You want two -- a racino at Pimlico and a slots casino right by the Inner Harbor? That would be the likely outcome of the amended version of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's slots bill -- a bill headed for a state Senate committee vote tomorrow and then for possible full Senate consideration.
NEWS
March 9, 2010
I am an avid sports fan. I love football and hockey and am a novice fan of other sports. As much as I love sports, I have very little patience for the overpaid, greedy, self centered pro athlete. With the impending 2011 NFL work stoppage on the horizon, one has to ask, when is too much money enough? We look at the pure greed in pro sports. The 1981 and 1994 Major League Baseball strikes, the 1992, 1994 and 2004 NHL lockouts, and the NBA lockouts are a testament to the greed in pro sports.
BUSINESS
By Herb Greenberg and Herb Greenberg,Chronicle Features 1991 | April 5, 1991
In the next week or two the book "Rainmaker: Saga of Jeff Beck, Wall Street's Mad Dog," by Business Week's Tony Bianco, will be arriving in bookstores. It will undoubtedly be accompanied by a good deal of press attention as well as whispers on Wall Street.In the 1980s, Beck, an investment banker, became synonymous with some of the biggest takeovers ever. Wall Street Journal readers might remember him as the subject of last year's front-page story detailing his years of lies and deception, including his harrowing tales as a war hero in Vietnam, where he had never been.
NEWS
January 10, 2012
In another example of state and local government's abuse of power, Baltimore County officials have taken it upon themselves to evict pilots from the Essex SkyPark, a site they have occupied for 60 years. All of the members of the Essex SkyPark Association are middle-class, hard-working people who have been responsible members of the Essex community. The real truth is that county officials are exercising their power for money. The county's intent is to use the 500 acres of the air park as a forest mitigation bank to charge county developers fees to offset their environmental responsibilities.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | January 30, 1999
DARN IT! THE SUPER Bowl is on me once again, before I had a chance to book my flight back to southern Sudan, where there's little chance I'd hear one word about the National Football League's annual orgy of self-indulgence.So the weekend is here now, which leaves me with a choice of watching the premier game of NFL honchos -- the poster boys for greed -- or simply ignoring it as I've done the last three years.There's a strong argument for ignoring this year's Stupor Bowl. There's even a name for the argument: PSINet Stadium.
FEATURES
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Staff Writer | September 2, 1993
TC If your faith in humanity is suffering, "A Simple Plan" won't do anything to cheer you up. But if your faith in hyped books needs a boost, you should pick up Scott Smith's brutal and accomplished first novel.Mr. Smith deftly hooks the reader with his first few lines: "My parents died in an automobile accident the year after I was married. They tried to enter I-75 through an exit ramp one Saturday night and crashed head-on into a semi hauling cattle." Then he matter-of-factly unreels an increasingly horrifying story.
NEWS
November 20, 2012
What a wonderful teaching moment for the 35,000 students at the University of Maryland ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). Integrity? Nope. Honor? Forget it. Tradition? Irrelevant. There is only money. There is nothing else. Cheer for 2014: Go Terps, Yeah Terps, Rake it In, Rake it In. What a shame. Dave Mayhew, Cockeysville
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | November 18, 2012
Michael Dubb's Greed and Fear took the overland route to victory in Saturday's feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Sent to post at 4-1 under Horacio Karamanos for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, the Bob and John filly broke from the outside post in the field of nine, traveled four-wide down the backstretch, then swept up and around on the leaders around the turn and drew off in the stretch to an impressive, 11/4-length score in 1 minute, 25.13 seconds for the seven-furlong distance.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
The take-away from your article about the closing of Maryland House was that both the Maryland Transportation Authority and Areas USA are centered on short-term greed ("After nearly half a century, Maryland House to close its doors," Sept. 7). The MTA's greed is money-centric, while Areas USA's greed is people- and culture-centric. The new Maryland House will be smaller because, as the MTA's Harold Bartlett explained in the article, "we're getting two new facilities without spending state money.
NEWS
January 10, 2012
In another example of state and local government's abuse of power, Baltimore County officials have taken it upon themselves to evict pilots from the Essex SkyPark, a site they have occupied for 60 years. All of the members of the Essex SkyPark Association are middle-class, hard-working people who have been responsible members of the Essex community. The real truth is that county officials are exercising their power for money. The county's intent is to use the 500 acres of the air park as a forest mitigation bank to charge county developers fees to offset their environmental responsibilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Toth | September 26, 2011
Subtlety isn't a strength of the new FOX show “Terra Nova.” With all the mystery and none of the finesse of “Lost,” and all the dinosaurs and none of the excitement of “Jurassic Park,” the show has all the makings of a glorious, wonderful disaster. The premise is simple - and ominous - enough. In the year 2149, the planet Earth has become a nearly uninhabitable dystopia of rancid air and Orwellian undertones, so the government has begun sending people back in time - 85 million years back in time, to be precise, to start a new life in fortressed cabanas in the midst of a dinosaur-inhabited jungle.
NEWS
September 1, 2011
In a recent Sun op-ed piece ("What is killing jobs," Aug. 27) a writer parroted the propaganda spread by proponents of outsourcing - that jobs are sent overseas because Americans aren't well versed in math and science and can't compete in the high tech realm. Except most jobs lost to overseas markets are not high tech at all. Politicians can blather about creating biotech and high tech jobs and training all of America for them. The truth is that these jobs will barely make a dent on overall unemployment.
NEWS
By Thomas Sowell | January 25, 2007
In an era when our media and even our education system exalt emotions while ignoring facts and logic, perhaps we should not be surprised that so many people explain economics by "greed." Today, there are adults - including educated adults - who explain multimillion-dollar corporate executives' salaries as resulting from "greed." Think about it: I could become so greedy that I wanted a fortune twice the size of Bill Gates' - but this greed would not increase my income by one cent. If you want to explain why some people have astronomical incomes, it cannot be simply because of their desires - whether "greedy" or not - but because of what other people are willing to pay them.
NEWS
By CAL THOMAS | February 28, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former President Bill Clinton is one of a kind, but we knew that already. No president before him has managed to cash in from his time in office with such shameless abandon. A Washington Post story by John Solomon and Matthew Mosk is staggering in its revelations of Mr. Clinton's greed. In the six years since he left the presidency, Mr. Clinton has taken in nearly $40 million - between $9 million and $10 million of it last year. Mr. Clinton averaged "almost a speech a day" in 2006.
NEWS
June 11, 2010
Throughout the Gulf of Mexico, there are no more blue waters, no free moving animals — just black. Only oil, spilling out more each day, damaging everything, almost as if it was an underwater fire. Animals and plants are at risk more than ever, and who knows, maybe we are next. Despite the efforts of BP, nothing is really helping to stop the oil for good. But, as people argue over whose fault the spill is, they could unite to end the spill. The government, BP officials and all other companies involved in the spill should set their perspectives straight and think of what is important now. Even though I may just be a rising 9th grader, it is obvious that we are only worried about money, since that's all that matters right?
NEWS
March 9, 2010
I am an avid sports fan. I love football and hockey and am a novice fan of other sports. As much as I love sports, I have very little patience for the overpaid, greedy, self centered pro athlete. With the impending 2011 NFL work stoppage on the horizon, one has to ask, when is too much money enough? We look at the pure greed in pro sports. The 1981 and 1994 Major League Baseball strikes, the 1992, 1994 and 2004 NHL lockouts, and the NBA lockouts are a testament to the greed in pro sports.
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