Archive of: Opinion



March 7 2014

Worker co-ops: Like ESOPs, but better

Unlike an ESOP, which merely makes present employees future beneficiaries, a worker co-op is democratically controlled by current employees on a one-person-one vote basis

March 7 2014

Women face a job gap, not a wage gap

If women continue to go into health care rather than manufacturing, human resources rather than engineering, we will continue to see a disparity in pay

February 21 2014

Stalled energy projects cost New Hampshire

Efforts to build up our manufacturing sector will be made more difficult unless high costs are addressed

February 21 2014

Income inequality, by the numbers

If CEOs and MBAs are worth so much more in 2014 than in the 1970s, then logic follows that the little worker bees that got them there are worth a few more bucks too

February 7 2014

Lawmakers should say yes to Medicaid expansion

This important decision will affect 19-to-64-year-old women and men who earn up to $15,856 a year -- too much to qualify

January 24 2014

Expanding Medicaid: Better health for midlife adults

Expansion would help nearly 14,000 Granite Staters aged 45 to 64 who have lost their jobs or are in jobs without health benefits

January 24 2014

Why ethics training doesn’t work

We should be focusing on advancing learning, transformation and wisdom, not catching ‘bad’ people

January 24 2014

State gaming panel did a thorough, balanced job

Our job was not to answer whether a casino would be ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ rather it was to figure out what rules would best serve the state

January 24 2014

N.H. doesn’t need ‘dental hygiene practitioners’

It’s a model that has only been applied in the most remote areas of Alaska and Minnesota, supported with significant state subsidies