Opinion

We must hike caps on foreign worker visas

One of the greatest constraints to continued economic growth in New England is the inability of business to hire skilled workers. Faced with an older workforce, stagnant population growth and a declining interest in science, technology and engineering and math…

RGGI requires consumer protections

Again this year, the high cost of electricity resulting from dramatic increases in oil and natural gas prices have made energy a top concern for New Hampshire businesses. This is especially true for New Hampshire’s manufacturers, hospitals, ski resorts, office…

Environmentalism can hurt mankind

As the Earth Day “holiday” was celebrated this year, something else was approaching — namely, $4-a-gallon gas at the pumps. As we painfully struggle with the price of fuel to heat our homes and soaring gas prices for our vehicles…

N.H.’s transmission capacity quandary

Last year, New Hampshire enacted a renewable portfolio standard which mandates that the state generate 25 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by the year 2025. Though that deadline may seem remote, the length of time required to…

What N.H. needs: truth in spending

The budget process is complicated, and I have always believed in complete transparency; the citizens of New Hampshire deserve to know what is being budgeted and what is being spent. As a government we should be held to the exact…

Our subprime monetary system

For millennia, “money” was gold or silver. The U.S. dollar was originally 1/20th of an ounce of gold, before the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. The dollar traded recently at around 1/1000th an ounce of gold. So, for…

N.H. must fund charter schools

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both support change in the country’s public school systems, be it reassessment of how schools improve or an entire restructuring of the school system. They support growth of venues like charter schools…