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December 28, 1988
. . . is on vacation. His column will resume when he returns.
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May 1, 2005
Regarding "Globalization Is Doing a World of Good for U.S.," James Flanigan (April 24): Not everyone is a scientist or engineer. There are a whole lot of folks out there who are "equipped" to run stamping machines or packaging units or even just sweep machine room floors. They need to have honest work that gives them a paycheck they can take home to a family -- something that offers a modicum of dignity and pride. Or were you figuring we would just leave them out of work until they get in trouble and then house them in penal institutions?
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BUSINESS
June 5, 1998
ASIAN MIRACLE II: It's not easy to see a bright future for Asia amid today's gloom, but profound changes are afoot there that will lead to a resurgence, James Flanigan writes.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2005
Regarding "Bankruptcy Bill Needs Reforming" (James Flanigan, April 10): Flanigan overlooks the importance of a fundamental American tradition: to work hard and to take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. There are simply too many irresponsible bankruptcy filings today. They hurt our community and society as a whole. The vast majority of our citizens are hardworking people who manage to overcome the obstacles they encounter. They will not declare bankruptcy under any circumstances We must promote and encourage these values.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1995
In "On Affirmative Action, School Is by No Means Out" (June 18), James Flanigan states, "Still, it would have been better if, like returning World War II and Korean War veterans, Vietnam vets had been given a GI Bill of Rights, with money for education or to start a business or buy a home." In 1972 when I was attending college, there were many Vietnam vets on campus, myself included. Did I miss something in the article, or did Mr. Flanigan fail to do his research? WILLIAM T. DAVIS Pomona James Flanigan admits to being out of step on this issue.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1991
After reading James Flanigan articles from Israel, I wonder. The Arabs have the money, Israel has the technology, if they would forget their hate, the region could be a land of milk and honey. CHARLES BALSHAM Studio City
BUSINESS
November 13, 1988
If FDR were alive today and could observe the politicians at work in Washington and then read James Flanigan's column on Social Security, I wonder if he would still say: "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." MONROE RUBINGER Beverly Hills
BUSINESS
September 14, 1997
In "Taking a More Practical Approach to Biomedicine" (James Flanigan, June 18), it was reported that the Whitaker Foundation had made a $14-million grant to the University of California, Los Angeles, to support an education program of the medical and engineering schools. The foundation has not made such a grant to UCLA. FRANK BLANCHARD Director of Communications Whitaker Foundation Rosslyn, Va.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2004
Regarding "Pace of Job Growth Was Never in Bush's Hands" (James Flanigan, Nov. 7): The cows, horses and chickens, and all of the other barnyard animals, have long since left the barn, and James Flanigan is now feebly telling us to close the barn door. Writing about job growth on Nov. 7, well after the subject was an important issue, is a spineless way to broach this subject without causing controversy or, God forbid, actually making a positive point about President Bush in the Los Angeles Times.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2004 | James Flanigan
Bubble? Baloney. Housing sales are slowing in most of Southern California, and home prices, after a ferocious run-up, are beginning to level off. That has prompted some to warn, as Fortune magazine does on the cover of its latest issue, that "the bubble is going to pop." Yet the facts belie the fears. Plain and simple, there is no housing bubble -- not in Southern California or anywhere else in the United States, for that matter.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2004
"Why Dollar Worries May Be Just a Distortion" (James Flanigan, July 18) makes an almost offhand reference to the danger of inflation resulting from a declining dollar and then offers calming reassurance that China and Japan will continue to support the dollar because it is in their best interests to do so. This overlooks the fact that not only is the dollar in decline but that investment in U.S. bonds used to fund the national debt is also in...
BUSINESS
January 11, 2004
James Flanigan ("To Ease Fears About Jobs, Put Imagination to Work," Jan. 4) suggests that we in this country have to "suck it up" and to somehow use our "imaginations" to suddenly and miraculously land a "judgment, or pattern recognition job" that won't be outsourced. Oh, please. How many underemployed Americans over 35 are going to fall through those cracks? He's implying that outsourcing is no big threat and that the more jobs we lose now, the more skilled jobs will come back to us eventually as the international market expands.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2003
Regarding "Teenagers' Mall Habits Keep the Los Angeles Apparel Industry Fashionably Healthy" (James Flanigan, Dec. 17): Many manufacturers, particularly in the Korean quick-turn market, have maintained their manufacturing base domestically. One of the reasons behind the success of retailers such as Forever 21 is that they are sourcing most of their product from domestic manufacturers at competitive prices. Although many of my law practice's clients have begun to source production offshore in China, Vietnam, Russia, etc., many are still producing fashion items domestically.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2003
Regarding "No Time for Sound Bites if State Is to Be Saved," by James Flanigan (Aug. 17): I suspect that salvation is going to take a lot more than political courage and speaking out on basic economic problems. It will take courage by the voting public as well to stand behind someone espousing the right solution. The working and taxpaying segment of the population here simply cannot afford a slow but continuing increase in various levels of taxation and still have enough residuary earnings left to care for themselves and their families.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2003
James Flanigan's broadside that the "mess in the [state] capital could well signal something of historic significance" was well aimed and right on target ("Budget Mess Marks Turn for Worse -- or Better," June 18). Flanigan raises the question of whether California can, as in 1911 and 1945, regain the momentum to reverse its decline. He quotes economist Daniel J.B. Mitchell of UCLA, who said "few people are eager to invest in Argentina" because that country "has become a metaphor for economic and political instability."
BUSINESS
April 27, 2003
Regarding "Pensioners May Find They Are on Their Own," by James Flanigan, and "Seeking a 'New Financial Order,' " by Tom Petruno (both April 20): It's interesting to note that at this late date, after the horse is out of the barn, "concern is rising about the liabilities of pension funds in many of the biggest corporations in the land," as Flanigan writes. Presumably the folks who manage the pension funds for the companies that are having problems, as well as their highly paid mutual fund managers, each had an equal opportunity to read Robert Shiller's excellent book "Irrational Exuberance."
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