Quantcast
Home / Biz Blog (page 31) /

Biz Blog

Luna Laws ignore basic business principles

From a business perspective, the Luna Laws don’t pass muster for two important reasons: they are based on an outdated and discredited management philosophy and were formulated without any data supporting the purported problem or the proposed solutions. In an ...

Read More »

Vote ‘yes’ on Props 1, 2 and 3

The state of our economy and our prosperity a decade hence hinges on our vote Nov. 6. I wish I were exaggerating, but I am not. Idaho’s 9th graders enter the workforce in 2020. The research is clear: In 2020, ...

Read More »

Building an Idaho Health Insurance Exchange

Idaho’s economic success has many sources. Among those is a determination to seek solutions that best match Idaho’s particular needs and values. We currently face an opportunity to do that again, in a critical piece of our economy: health care. ...

Read More »

Sick of politics? Then get involved

Sick of commercials, voter mailers, signs along the road? Tired of opinionated news coverage? Frustrated with the lack of actual substance to the discussions or actual solutions proposed? Many business owners and professionals tune all this out. We are busy! ...

Read More »

Ideas for solving the software developer shortage – Part II

Last week, I introduced a three-phase approach to solving the software developer shortage in Idaho. I said we should create a pathway for bringing more students into the computer sciences field and bring Idaho’s technology-based economy into the 21st century. ...

Read More »

Thanks for caring

Like most political candidates, Mitt Romney has made life easy for pundits and critics. The Republican presidential hopeful has been lampooned for a host of personal details, from his wife’s dressage horse to the shape of his hairdo. He regularly ...

Read More »

Boise River Greenbelt has an impact on local business

No one doubts the Boise River Greenbelt benefits the Treasure Valley business community. The cities of Boise and Eagle promote bike riding on the Greenbelt knowing its positive impact. Yet Garden City has chosen to restrict use of this valuable ...

Read More »

Even the court expects you to have clean hands

Our legal system is based on the common law passed down to us from merry ol’ England. In addition to express rules (statutes) that one can research in the Idaho Code and regulations enacted by state agencies such as the Idaho ...

Read More »

Tax equality

All taxpayers are created equal – but that is as far as equality goes. Classes of taxpayers, such as homeowners, farm land, business, utilities, etc. must be taxed the same within each class. Some inequities exist within the classes, within ...

Read More »

A gold mine of information

It’s difficult to overstate how much Idaho’s natural environment has shaped the development of the state. The makeup of the Legislature still reflects the ranchers who settled Idaho to make a living outdoors. The state is home to at least ...

Read More »