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Surge price or gouging?

When a new urban ride sharing and smartphone-based taxi operation called Uber began showing up in cities around the US (they claim to now be in more than 50), the first push-back came from existing taxi companies. Why should this start-up be allowed to operate like a taxi service, they protested, without having to comply […]

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The price of a gallon

Like many motorists, I have a couple of gas stations in my neighborhood that serve as a bellwether for retail gasoline prices. This week, they showed a continuation in the decline in pump prices that began in early September. Here in the Mile High City at least, prices are south of three bucks a gallon. […]

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Playing the outrage card

The use of outrage as an instrument of opposition in a public forum has been around as long as people have disagreed with each other. One side has a plan to do something and the other is against it. The opponents may not be sure why but they believe the plan is wrong and must […]

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Social media and elections

Is social media now the Lingua Franca for reaching voters? Columnist Richard Levick at Forbes in this article attributes the success of drilling moratoriums in three Colorado cities to activists using social media to great effect despite being significantly outspent by the oil and gas industry. The industry playbook had it put weight behind traditional […]

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Beginning with a single step…

The proverb says a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is the first entry in what I hope will be a series of timely, thought-provoking and relevant weblog entries. It’s my single, first step and I offer greetings and my compliments. This will be the place where I hope to […]

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