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On Topic: Scary times for poultry farmers

Let's start in the land of fiction, where we often bury ideas to see if the world is ready for them.In Michael Connelly's 1993 novel #x201c;The Black ...

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On Topic: What next, Mr. Draper?

#x201c;It's a hoot.#x201d; - Joan Harris, on her job at a 1960s advertising agency.It seems worth noting - at least to the former English major in me ...

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On Topic: Art and commerce, not always peanut butter and jelly

Commerce - the engine that turns the world, as author Ayn Rand would tell us - hasn't always sat comfortably next to art - the vision that aspires to ...

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On Topic: A woman’s perspective

The Association of American University Women released a report this spring that puts a bit of a drag on the celebratory nature of this month's Nationa ...

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On Topic: Economists cite ‘dangerous sense of complacency’

About a half-dozen years ago, during the depth of the Great Recession, for a story I was writing on supply-chain issues for the metals industry, I inc ...

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On Topic: Not-so private eyes, they’re watching you

It was without a trace of irony when my wife said, #x201c;It was in the news.#x201d;I'd pointed out what appeared to me to be the amazing coincidence ...

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