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Can our political system avoid economic suicide?

A popular misconception is that lemmings commit mass suicide when they migrate. Disney Studios won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 1958, for the film White Wilderness, which staged footage showing lemmings jumping to certain death. Because of this, ...

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A PR problem for software developer jobs

Think you know how computer scientists spend their time? Amit Jain, a professor at Boise State University’s computer science department, has heard it all. They eat only pizza. They hunch over computers for hours at a time, eschewing social contact. ...

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Time for a new look at older workers

The American population is getting older, and Idaho’s is as well. In 2000, there were about 330,000 people in our state who were age 50 and older. By 2010, the group had grown to about 480,000. By 2030, the figure ...

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Changes in health care anticipated, needed

Health care, hospitals and reform have been front-page news, but the changes we’re seeing in health care shouldn’t be all that surprising. No matter on what side of the debate you land, most agree the system is unsustainable from a ...

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Celebrate! (and then get back to work)

A couple of weeks ago, there was a tweet that caught fire in the startup twittersphere that said “Congratulating an entrepreneur for raising money is like congratulating a chef for buying the ingredients.” Look, I get the sentiment – the ...

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Community banks and the JOBS Act

On April 5, President Obama signed into law the JOBS Act, designed to increase access to private capital. The act eases restrictions on the sale of securities, increases the number of shareholders a company must have before becoming subject to ...

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Take steps today so your business isn’t derailed by a disaster tomorrow

Idahoans are no strangers to the threat of natural disaster, given the large number of wildfires raging across our state this summer. Businesses in Mountain Home, for example, were evacuated in July after lightning sparked the Benwalk fire. If a ...

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An action plan on Trader Joe’s

Idahoans are vigorously courting Trader Joe’s, the natural foods retailer with about 400 stores around the country. The Facebook page dedicated to attracting a Trader Joe’s to Boise recently hit 4,000 “likes.” The developers of the 500,000-square-foot CenterCal project in ...

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