Tagged: Editor's Note

Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

We didn’t know then — how could we? — that Dr. Ben Burris put then-state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on a $5,000-a-month retainer to champion Burris’ orthodontic agenda. That, needless to say, is not how representative democracy is supposed to work, even if the goal is worthy. read more >

A Company’s Constituencies (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Company’s Constituencies (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

Olivia Farrell, the former CEO of Arkansas Business Publishing Group, accepted her honor of being chosen as the Rotary Club of Little Rock’s Business & Professional Leader of the Year by expanding on her successful fivefold business philosophy. read more >

Arkansas Soap Opera (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Arkansas Soap Opera (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

I’ve accepted another invitation to speak to the Arkansas chapter of the Certified Fraud Examiners. I thought I’d have to scramble for material, but the hearing into former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson’s motion to suppress evidence in his federal criminal case feels like manna from heaven. read more >

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

If it’s absolutely legal and ethical and in the state’s best interest for the Crime Lab to contract with a company owned by its assistant director, and if no bidding is necessary on the specific item being purchased, why pay extra for a middleman? read more >

Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth CareTechnology & TelecomEditor's Note

Overestimating one’s own competence is not really the news here. What's new is the consistency with which other people — complete strangers, even — interpret confidence as competence. read more >

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalTechnology & TelecomTransportationEditor's Note

Uber has become a verb like Google and is gaining more competitors in a market that will soon be saturated. Will having more ride-sharing options make any of us more likely to need a ride, or will ride-sharing become a commodity in which price is the primary differentiator? read more >

Your Just Deserts (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Your Just Deserts (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodEditor's Note

Deserve is not an economic concept; it’s a marketing concept. It’s a word that allows consumers to rationalize spending money on appealing nonessentials. read more >

A Slip of the Tongue (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Slip of the Tongue (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

The Mueller Report persuades me that Russian interference was not a joint venture with the campaign. Instead, it was something incrementally less despicable: criminal activity against Americans and our democracy by a hostile foreign government that Donald Trump’s campaign knew about and welcomed. read more >

Building For Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Building For Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceEditor's Note

Europe is still on my bucket list, so I’ll never see Notre Dame as she was before last Monday. But, as horrific as the flames looked against the Paris night, the dawn brought renewed hope that a landmark that is centuries older than our country can be restored. read more >

This Can't Be Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Can't Be Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

If we changed our law to eliminate the temptation to employ a legal fiction that has failed in court after court, perhaps cases such as the current one against Progressive Eldercare Services could be streamlined. read more >

Tax Season Blues (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Tax Season Blues (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

Technically, the new tax law is working as designed: lower tax revenue offset by more borrowing, the benefit of which has flowed primarily to corporations and the wealthiest individuals. But politically, it’s a bust. read more >