December 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO The boom in the state’s Oil Patch and strong farm prices have given a big boost to personal incomes in North Dakota, putting per capita pay in some places on par with the most famously rich counties in the U.S. Continue Reading
August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A new survey of Americans’ generosity shows North Dakotans have the most per household, but are among the least of these when it comes to giving to charity as a percentage of income. Continue Reading
July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Companies demand more and more out of us, placing unrealistic demands that ultimately hurt families at the core. Incomes drop as taxes and insurance premiums rise. Public education falters due to harsh state and federal mandates.
And as a result, middle-class Americans are the ones who suffer. Continue Reading
June 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison hasn’t said what he plans to do with the vast majority of the island’s 141 square miles, but the sellers said he plans substantial investments that will create jobs and stimulate tourism to the island once owned in the 1920s by the founder of Dole Foods Co. Continue Reading
June 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Looking back, the financial lives many Americans enjoyed until just a few years ago can seem like a mirage. The Great Recession claimed nearly 40 percent of Americans’ wealth.
June 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON Montgomery County, Md., on the District of Columbia’s northern border, is a dormitory for the nation’s government, where federal workers’ sleep is disturbed only by dreams of new ways to improve us.
February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Under the law, we all are born equal but we are not born with the same mental and physical capabilities nor the same social environment. If society cannot find a solution for the Joeys of our country, then the separation into two tribes will become ever greater. The end will not be pretty. Continue Reading
January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you’re in Romney territory. He would be among the richest presidents in American history if elected probably in the top four. Continue Reading
December 27, 2011 in The Daily Republic
New analysis shows financial gap between representatives and constituents is growing.
October 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic
NEW YORK (AP) The protesters who have been camping out in Manhattan’s Financial District for more than two weeks eat donated food and keep their laptops running with a portable gas-powered generator. They have a newspaper the Occupied Wall Street Journal and a makeshift hospital. Continue Reading