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The world of inducement

The world of inducement

Governments at every level routinely offer consequential incentives to induce businesses to locate in the jurisdictions they favor. The premise is that these businesses will hire workers and help local economies. Sometimes these inducements pay off. Often they don’t.

Cliffs and waterfalls in the Catskills

Cliffs and waterfalls in the Catskills

To geologists, there is a simple question. How did these waterfalls, with their hazards, come into existence? Haven’t waterfalls just always been there? Well no they haven’t; they were brought into existence by geological processes. We just have to be observant enough to figure out those processes.

Viking victory

Viking victory

Twenty months into its Hudson Valley venture, the Norwegian Air’s business strategy at Stewart Airport appears to be increasingly successful. It is continuing to demonstrate that despite its location at an airport 65 miles north of New York City it can fill its planes for flights to and from Ireland and Scotland with paying discount passengers.

The coaching game

The coaching game

Forget about all the blathering by the likes of Dick Vitale about what geniuses the two coaches are who happen to be directing the fortunes of the teams he happens to be working. Really, whatever the game, whoever the coaches, Vitale’s over-the-top positive platitudes are monkey-business as usual.