Entries Tagged as 'laissez-faire'

Journal’s Free Market Fantasies Out of Sync with Real World Reporting

April 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · economy, journalism, role of government

By Arthur Alpert I’m sure you have noticed the excellent work of Journal business reporter Kevin Robinson-Avila. The guy has been writing intelligently and lucidly since his arrival last June, mostly about technology, energy and venture capital. He’s solidified my grasp on how the system works. And I should have written an appreciation earlier. That […]

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Resurrecting St. Pete: The Journal’s Domenici Story Decoded

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert A publisher coined the phrase “without fear or favor.” When Adolph Ochs acquired The New York Times in 1896, he promised readers it would be his “earnest aim to … give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interest involved.” Obviously, the Albuquerque Journal takes a different […]

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Expert Choreography

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The small role I played in the just-closed production of “Pride and Prejudice” at the Adobe required that I dance. Though I neither fell nor harmed my partner, I doubt my movements constituted dancing. Too bad I lacked the dexterity just demonstrated by Albuquerque Journal editors in coverage of the annual Domenici […]

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A Half-Vast Gamut of Economic Ideas

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I’ve often noted here that the Albuquerque Journal’s gamut of economic ideas is half-vast. That’s to say it runs from center-right to far right on the horizontal scale. Nothing left of center. Vertically speaking, these ideas mostly emanate from the wealthy and corporate. But the near-ban on economic thinking representing other interests […]

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