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Politics & Law

Leadership

During the past year, as a member of Class XIII of Leadership Florida, I spent a good deal of time thinking about and discussing how this state is run. Every... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Be Careful What You Wish For

Federal health-care entitlements have benefited Florida more than any other state. But a balanced federal budget would end the party. Florida business could get stuck.Now that Congress appears at last... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Tomato Pasting

When Wayne Hawkins went to work for the Florida Tomato Exchange in 1974, there were 475 tomato growers on his mailing list. By 1990, there were about 230. This year,... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaCalifornia replaced Florida as the number one state for international tourists, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. In 1994, 5.05 million international visitors vacationed in Florida, while 5.23 million visited... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Florida's HMO Medicare Bazaar

Clipboard in hand, Wanda Myers, 73, came prepared with questions when she arrived at Prudential SeniorCare's new-member orientation at Shoney's Restaurant in Largo. Wanda, along with her 74-year-old husband, Jake,... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Readers

Leased Employees"Lease-A-Worker" (FT June 1995) accurately explains why professional employer organizations have become one of Florida's fastest-growing industries. In fact our firm, National Business Solutions, headquartered in Clearwater, has grown... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

The Leadership Void: Profiles in Cowardice

Florida's elected officials say they would love to reform the tax structure, "reinvent" the bureaucracy and address the state's other urgent needs. But they claim the voters won't let them.... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Florida Trend's Gallery of Hired Guns

So, the big mess in Tallahassee is about to get even worse. What's a business person to do? Here's what many are doing. To avoid being mugged by the capital... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Property

Readers of letters to Florida Trend know that I touched a raw nerve with my March column opposing the property rights constitutional amendment. Proponents argue that anyone whose property is... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Now It's Personal

The inside crowd expected the big theme of the 1995 legislative session to be more punishment for prisoners. But as it turned out, the politicians were really more interested in... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Peso Shock

To see how tremors from the Mexican peso devaluation rocked healthy companies in other parts of Latin America, look no further than Boca Raton. There, in a well-appointed former law... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Pilgrim's Problem

The financial equivalent of a Nor'easter is buffeting Miami health insurer John Alden Financial Corp.Since March, John Alden has taken $25 million in pretax charges to earnings to create a... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Readers

LotteryI took the June issue of Florida Trend out of my mailbox, walked into the house, randomly opened it to page 10, and the very first thing I read was... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

The Money Myth

By now, everyone knows about the havoc wreaked by derivative securities on U.S. businesses and municipalities in the past 18 months or so, even though explaining how derivatives work can... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

So You Want To Publish A Newsletter

In 1987, Don Causey approached New York publishing giant Bantam Doubleday Dell with an idea to start a subscription newsletter targeting sport fishermen. Thousands of weekend anglers, Causey reasoned, would... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Tears Of The Crocodile

Tallahassee lawmakers and lobbyists rail against bureaucracy - but quietly work to keep it tightly in place. Watch what they do, not what they say. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

New In Fort Lauderdale

Start-ups on Las Olas Boulevard and elsewhere enrich the city's collection of restaurants. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Rules

Things are seldom what they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream. - H.M.S. Pinafore Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Detecting Tax Dodgers With Trade Data

Two Florida International University finance professors have developed a computer program to identify trade goods whose prices appear manipulated to avoid U.S. taxes. The professors, John Zdanowicz and Simon Pak,... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaMore than 100 Florida independent drug stores filed suit against 29 major drug makers including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ciba-Geigy and Eli Lilly & Co, claiming the manufacturers violated antitrust laws by... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

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