Letters to the Editor

Rights or self-interest?

To the editor: The stakeholders in the human rights industry are: 1. The lawyers who profit from it so predictably that plaintiff cases are uniformly accepted on contingency. 2. The lobbyists who support it. 3. The regulatory bodies whose employees,…

The unconstitutional malpractice panels

To the editor: I enjoy your articles in NHBR almost as much as I do the “Flotsam and Jetsam” page. In particular, you somehow got your arms around the problems with the medical malpractice screening panels (“Questions swirl around effectiveness…

In praise of Kathy Bogle Shields

To the editor: Imagine working on a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces not only move, but change shape, and you have some idea of how hard it is to do effective community development. For 35 years, Kathy Bogle Shields has helped…

Fix our infrastructure? The answer is funding

To the editor: Your recent article about the drop-off in public-funded construction projects (“With reduced spending at all government levels, public sector construction stagnates,” Nov. 15-28 NHBR), confirms what we have been seeing at Eckman Construction, a firm that has…

Taxes, regulations hurt businesses too

To the editor: I enjoyed Ron Bourque's article on Obamacare (“Will Obamacare help us compete internationally?” Nov. 1-14 NHBR) but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I know lots of business leaders who're cutting employee hours to avoid the…