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Must Boomers Take the Rap?

BY FROMA HARROP In the course of human events, many things need fixing. One of them is the cost of Medicare, climbing rapidly as baby boomers enroll in large numbers. We can argue over how to contain this major federal expense, and we should. But assigning blame for the problem on anyone born between 1946…

Facing the Robot Tsunami
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Facing the Robot Tsunami

BY FROMA HARROP Robots make the perfect employee. They don’t complain, they don’t get sick, and, as of this writing, they don’t have babies. When robots can do the job in today’s economy, they get the job. When they can’t, a human must suffice. You still need a human to make the perfect latte, ask security…

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Are Procrastinators Poor Planners or Victims of Overwork?

BY FROMA HARROP I came upon this article on procrastination and saved it for “later reading.” Ha-ha-ha. Procrastination jokes are one of the best ways of putting off work. The article’s headline reads, “To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved.” It appears in The Wall Street Journal, a good source of pointers on…

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Cities Losing People, Not Brains

BY FROMA HARROP The population of New Orleans fell 7.3 percent after Hurricane Katrina, but guess what. NOLA now has 40,000 more college graduates than before the disaster. From 2000 to 2013, Detroit lost over 160,000 residents but amazingly added nearly 167,000 college graduates. It’s an urban myth that population loss and brain drain go…

Conservatives Taking Hunters For Granted
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Conservatives Taking Hunters For Granted

BY FROMA HARROP The Durfee Hills contain some of the finest elk hunting grounds in Montana. Some 2,700 acres of this majestic country is open to sportsmen, courtesy of the land’s owner, the United States government. But “no trespassing” signs could sprout if two rich Texans succeed in persuading the federal government to give them…

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