October 1, 2014

Editor's column

We're Too Dependent on Debt

But having bumped along at 1% or less for most of 2006 and 2007, the savings rate began climbing as the recession took hold and climbed above 5% in April.
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Published on 7/1/2009

We Can't Be Afraid of Big Decisions

Most of the time, however, Big Decisions with long-term impacts — particularly bad ones — aren't just one decision. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

N. Carolina Stands Ready to Hire Away Our Best Professors

The first major goal in a business-higher ed partnership, of course, should be the creation of a stable fiscal base for our state’s universities — reliable, year-to-year funding that creates a solid foundation for real excellence. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

Not a Lot of Jobs, But the Right Jobs

Our coverage of Florida’s regional economies in this issue includes boxes reflecting who’s hiring in each region. In highlighting those firms, we aren’t trying to pin a smiley face on a gloomy economy, or to be contrarian for its own sak Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Education Foundations' Success Lies in Business Involvement

Education foundations are meant to provide a way for a county’s business community to get involved in its public schools. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Florida, the Sonnenschein State?

The city of Gainesville, looking to be a renewable energy leader in a state with plenty of sunshine but very little solar power, has turned to Germany for a model. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

State Budget Fuss

Published on 1/1/2009

We're Too Much into Debt

Floridians are upside-down in mortgages, and everything else. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Sugar Buyout Only Adds to Complexity of Everglades Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District is now slogging through the process of evaluating how much U.S. Sugar is worth. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

The Power of School Choice

The Florida Supreme Court may have removed two amendments relating to the use of vouchers in the public school system from the November ballot, but the issue of introducing more choice into the schools won’t go away, nor should it. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Florida Is Still 'a Place That Draws People'

In bumpy economic times like the present, national media outlets in particular are prone to a chorus of “Is it all over for Florida?” stories, most often with some kind of “trouble in paradise” backbeat. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

A New Era for Public Transit?

Now, gas prices north of $4 a gallon find journalists back on the buses and rail cars, dutifully documenting big increases in transit ridership all over the state. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Winning May Solve Everything in Fla. Baseball

Both the Rays and the Marlins are playing winning baseball, but is that enough to bring revenue and the fans? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Speculation in Real Estate

Plenty of average people who didn’t know better got into homes by borrowing half the purchase price with an interest-only mortgage loan. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

No Water, No Growth

New Florida residents can get by without enough roads or schools, but they can’t live without water. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Society's Knee-Jerk Inclination for Prescribed Drugs

We Americans don’t like to hurt. And we’re wealthy enough as a society not to have to. When we’re in pain, whether emotional or physical, we’re conditioned to “take something for it.” Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Gauging Florida's Future in Ethanol

And it looks good. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

New State Song Out of Tune

“Old Folks at Home,” aka “Way Down Upon The Swanee River,” has been Florida’s official song since 1935. For whatever reason, the Legislature decided in the middle of the Depression to dump the previous state song... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Inside Baseball

Fifty years ago, a Tampa businessman named Harris Mullen published the magazine’s first issue (April 1958). Anniversaries are double-edged propositions — they can make you feel old, or they can remind you how vital you are. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2008

Someday, Soon?

In 1958, the state’s universities didn’t even charge tuition, only a $75-per-semester "student fee." Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

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