Vermont Business Future

The ideas that business is intrinsically good or bad or can flourish only in a wholly unregulated environment are equally simplistic and dangerous. Business is no different from any other… Read More

Taxation

I am going to talk about everyone’s least favorite subject, not death, the other one. At its best, taxation is how a citizenry funds the services it feels are be… Read More

Minding Our Own Business

The State’s “Please Look at Me” strategy — trying to attract major manufacturing or service employers to Vermont — is under-funded and out of date and, quite frankly, hopeless. Vermont’s… Read More

Posted Land

As John Donne put it 350 years ago, “No man is an island.” To which we might add, “no matter how rich.” A real estate developer named Radcliffe Romeyn Jr.,… Read More

Vermont Business Environment

The ideas that business is intrinsically good or bad or can flourish only in a wholly unregulated environment are equally simplistic and dangerous. Business is no different from any other… Read More

Winter Travel

I have just turned onto I-89 in Waterbury, grateful to finally be leaving route 100. I am almost half way home and the snow is getting worse. It is beautiful… Read More