Entries Tagged as 'Micha Gisser'

Gessing Kills Two Birds With One Stone in Letter Criticizing Gisser

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor, tax policy

By Denise Tessier It’s safe to expect that when a column by economist Micha Gisser appears in the Albuquerque Journal, a letter of rebuttal or critique soon will follow. Gisser’s latest, in Business Outlook on Aug. 18, actually prompted two refutations. What was unexpected was that one of the two critiques Monday (Aug. 25) came […]

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Balancing Act

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · economy, immigration, role of government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert How ridiculous is journalistic balance? Well, back in my TV days, we would conjure up a documentary on air pollution; the first half would explain scientifically how it poisons living things while the other 50 percent argued that dirty air is good for us. Hey, it was perfectly balanced. Balance has lots […]

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You Can’t Buy This Kind of Publicity – and Credibility

January 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments · budget policy, economy, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy

By Denise Tessier You can’t pay for advertising this good, and thanks to the Albuquerque Journal, the conservative, roll back-regulation-thumping Rio Grande Foundation doesn’t have to take out ads. On Saturday, RGF hit pay dirt with a full-blown news story on the Business page about its “unique, 21-day report on the state’s regulatory environment and […]

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Another Way To Block Health Care Reform: Nullification

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Micha Gisser’s columns in the Albuquerque Journal no longer carry the “Rio Grande Foundation fellow” tagline, but the RGF ideology is still there in the University of New Mexico economics professor’s writing, and the Journal is still giving him prominent play. In last week’s “Executive’s Desk” slot (Oct. 15) on A3 of […]

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Keeping Up the Ideological Heat

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Heat wasn’t the only record-setter this summer. I’d wager the number of articles, letters and columns by the conservative Rio Grande Foundation and its national counterparts set a record for publication in the Journal this summer as well. Nearly every week, it seems, one can count on seeing Paul J. Gessing or […]

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Greasing and Oiling the Journal Narrative

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’d like to borrow a phrase aptly coined by my colleague, Arthur Alpert, when he wrote that the Journal has engaged in a “narrative” against solar energy (through its overkill running of Solyndra stories, casting a “guilt by association” pall on otherwise noncontroversial solar stories that pop up on business and news […]

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Don't Blame the Journal

November 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Don’t blame the Albuquerque Journal. Almost everybody does it. I have heard it on the TV networks and NPR and in countless other publications using newsprint or the Web. People representing all shades of political opinion perpetrate it. It is the cockamamie idea that laissez-faire ideology is conservative. If (with George Orwell) […]

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Journal Readers Jump on Column by Right-Wing Economists

July 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Headlined, “Only Hope Is Undoing Obama’s Mess,” the guest column covered nearly a quarter of the Op-Ed page of the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, July 20. Its subhead: “GOP must articulate to voters that we can’t take four more years.” It was no surprise that the column’s authors were Kenneth Brown and Micha […]

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Journal Readers Rip Rio Grande Foundation Guest Column

September 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I must confess I find it heartening when Journal readers pick up on some of the same criticisms we make here – especially when they show up on the opinion page of the Journal as letters to the editor. Usually, someone will write one letter that picks up on a particular point […]

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The Journal Can Take A Hint

May 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Could it be that the editors of the Albuquerque Journal have actually taken a suggestion from ABQJournalWatch.com? Maybe. Because today (May 13) there was a guest opinion piece about tax lightning on the paper’s editorial page written by Micha Gisser, professor emeritus of economics at the University of New Mexico and senior […]

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