November 26, 1989
The story ("Philippine President Scores Hit on Wall Street," Nov. 9) about Philippine President Corazon Aquino's visit to Wall Street highlighted her complaint that American companies have invested "little" in the islands since the successful 1986 People's Power Revolution that put her in power. It still takes far too much time, money and effort for a foreign investor to set up a business in the Philippines because of the plethora of government rules and regulations. Furthermore, the Manila-centered bureaucracy has not kept up with the need to speed up government investment in infrastructures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 |
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce has established a telephone hot line for business owners to answer questions about permit procedures, regulations and other government red tape, an official said Friday. "It's tough enough trying to run a business, much less deal with governmental processes," said chamber Executive Director George Scarvelis. "We're trying to lighten the load for businesses."
September 16, 1989 |
The National Endowment for the Arts contended Friday that a pending bill that would prohibit support for controversial art would "totally disable" its grant-making apparatus, forcing it to become the federal government's "cultural czar."
March 22, 2004
Re "Reining In Prescription Prices Is a Seductive Idea. But It Might Kill You." Commentary, March 18: James Pinkerton applies Ayn Rand's vision of consumers abandoned by commerce to the current debate over how to deal with the high cost of medications. The U.S. consumer should not have to subsidize lower drug prices for Canadians or any other users by paying higher prices than a truly free market (read "level playing field") would suggest. There is no free market in the U.S. if other nations can negotiate discounts and our own citizens cannot.
May 20, 1997 |
The ever-expanding campaign fund-raising controversy encompasses a huge cast of characters, a web of financial transactions and a slew of relevant government rules and regulations. Prime areas of inquiry involve the channeling of foreign-linked money to the Democratic National Committee and whether any donations may have affected government policy. Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.
December 13, 1987 |
During a recent three-day visit to a local hospital, a Chinese biologist known as the "king of connections" managed to wrangle several impressive deals. First, he got himself a bed in a private room normally reserved for high-ranking Communist Party officials. Then he managed to place a friend's son in a job at the hospital. Finally, the "king" arranged to introduce a relative to one of the nurses. The couple got married shortly thereafter.