Monthly Archives: February 2010

Business tax breaks abound

There’s been a good deal of gnashing of teeth in Wichita about the idea of tax breaks to incentivize business.

So this piece from a rapidly growing metropolitan area serves as a reminder of how far some of Wichita’s competitors are willing to go to lure business – let alone a wildly profitable national big-box chain.

Wall St. vets: More regulation needed

This group of men seemed to do OK on a regulated Wall Street, and now they’ve come out in favor of tighter financial regulations, according to the New York Times.

In a much different time, admittedly.

Your thoughts?

6 job seekers for every open job

WICHITA — The latest survey of job openings from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were 2.5 million jobs open at the end of December. At the same time, there were 15.3 million people looking for work.

That’s six job seekers for every opening.

Bring back Glass-Steagall?

Here’s an important piece that deserves the kind of bipartisan read that the issue itself is getting before Congress.

It’s a well-thought-out and detailed look at how Americans must turn Wall Street back from its current state as a high-stakes casino.