Letter to the NYT Editor: Native American Initiative

To the Editor of The New York Times: “Pain on the Reservation” (Business Day, July 13), highlighting the problems facing Indian country and the difficulty of solving them, correctly notes that many tribes cannot operate profitable casinos because they are not close to...

Clarity Services: Response to New York Times Payday Loan Article

Letters to the Editor The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 Re: A response to your editorial on payday lending. My name is Tim Ranney and I am the president of Clarity Services, a leading credit bureau in the non-prime credit services industry. I...

Sequester cuts and self-determination

In Washington, debate is de rigeur, but the so-called budget sequester has garnered a rare D.C. consensus: near-universal disdain. The program, originally a failsafe against congressional inaction, was never intended to take effect. Now, though, it’s the law of the...

Sen. Merkley: Stop Demonizing Legal Native American Businesses

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley made his bones by removing Oregon payday lenders from the state by limiting their potential revenue to the point where they couldn’t do business. The result was a loss of several hundred jobs, millions in labor income, and many more...

Analog tribes in a digital economy

If 90% of public schools in the United States lacked Internet access, there would be a national call to action. If 90% of any ethnic group in the country was not connected to the Internet, the backlash would be immense. In 2011, the Federal Communications Commission...
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