Local Commentaries

Bill Knight – May 9
1:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

American CEO Pay vs Worker Pay

Bill Knight

In the last 30 years, CEOs have gone from being well-paid (more than 40 times the pay of everyday workers) to being ridiculously enriched. CEO compensation now averages hundreds of times the pay of regular working people.  

Is it worth it? To their companies and shareholders? To their industry and the economy?  To the country?

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Bill Knight – April 25
7:30 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living

Bill Knight

I was a youngster when the first funeral I ever attended was a schoolmate who’d died in a grain storage bin, where he’d slipped and suffocated. I went to the open-casket services with buddies, and we were shocked and silenced by the appearance of a kid like us who’d essentially drowned in corn.

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Heather McIlvaine-Newsad – April 19
6:28 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Running for Peace

Heather McIlvaine-Newsad
Credit Rich Egger

In their 2004 article in the journal Nature, Bramble and Lieberman write “Striding bipedalism is a key behavior of hominids that possibly originated soon after the divergence of the chimpanzee and human lineages .” Dr. Daniel Leiberman, a biology professor from Harvard also known as “The Barefoot Professor” suggests that a massive environmental change that took place on the African continent coinciding with the rise of running among humans.

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Bill Knight – April 18
12:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Real Reform Could Spur Job Growth

Bill Knight

Superficial reforms are failing, I reckon.

U.S. employers in March hired at the slowest rate since last June, adding just 88,000 jobs to non-farm payrolls, with steep job cuts in retail and government sectors, including 12,000 at the U.S. Postal Service, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly report released April 5.

Economists had forecast the month’s gain to be about 190,000.

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Bill Knight – April 11
10:52 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Springtime in a Bygone Era

Bill Knight

B-r-r-r-r-r.

A year ago this week, I’d already partially tore an Achilles tendon playing softball, but this spring has been so wintry my back still aches from shoveling wet snow off the driveway and sidewalk.

So, I’m still coping with the delayed change of seasons by retreating to springs of my youth:

Do 21st century kids still have wonderful crap marketed to them when the weather warms?

Kites!

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