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February 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented people making important economic contributions to society. The tenor of Solow's approach can be gleaned from the opening words  of his piece, which fault Mankiw's analysis for its "unstated premises, dubious assumptions and omitted facts.
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February 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented people making important economic contributions to society. The tenor of Solow's approach can be gleaned from the opening words  of his piece, which fault Mankiw's analysis for its "unstated premises, dubious assumptions and omitted facts.
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October 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Two blocks of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills claim to contain the largest concentration of luxury timepieces on the West Coast -- and maybe even outside of Switzerland. For connoisseurs and novices alike, the city of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Committee are sponsoring the Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches on Thursday through Sunday, kicking off with a street-wide open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Almost 20 boutiques are participating, with product launches, watchmaker appearances, demonstrations and other special promotions.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Two blocks of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills claim to contain the largest concentration of luxury timepieces on the West Coast -- and maybe even outside of Switzerland. For connoisseurs and novices alike, the city of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Committee are sponsoring the Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches on Thursday through Sunday, kicking off with a street-wide open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Almost 20 boutiques are participating, with product launches, watchmaker appearances, demonstrations and other special promotions.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1985
Sidney P. Solow, the retired head of Consolidated Film Industries and an executive known in the industry for his willingness to help financially strapped young producers, has died of a heart attack in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Solow, 74, who died Wednesday, was a chemist who entered the film industry in 1932, two years after he graduated from New York University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1999
The board of directors of Metrolink on Friday unanimously selected rail transit veteran David R. Solow as executive director of the region's commuter rail service. Solow has been serving as interim executive director since last September when Metrolink's board replaced longtime Executive Director Richard M. Stanger. The change in leadership last fall followed a scathing audit that criticized the way Metrolink handled contract bids, billing, in-house training, employee records and hiring.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
American Robert M. Solow won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Wednesday for his pioneering work in showing how technological change affects long-term economic growth. Solow, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won the prize for a mathematical model of the economy demonstrating in explicit terms that technology is the driving force of economic development.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1988 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
Robert M. Solow, the 1987 Nobel laureate in economics, said Monday that it is extremely likely Congress will raise taxes to reduce the budget deficit next year, and he criticized Vice President George Bush, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, for ruling out a tax hike. "All we've got out of Bush is, 'I will not raise taxes--period.' And the only sensible word in that sentence is 'period,' " the Brooklyn native said in an interview. "I keep telling myself he must know better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2009 | By Rich Connell
A highly unpopular mid-recession fare increase proposal and a host of other Metrolink management challenges are intensifying questions about the future leadership role of David R. Solow, the executive in charge of Southern California's sprawling commuter rail service, The Times has learned. At least one high-profile Metrolink board member, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, says it may be time for a change. Antonovich believes the struggling, five-county agency "needs almost a Gen. Patton-type or even a Rudy Giuliani-type person who comes in, provides leadership, sees a problem and fixes it," said Michael Cano, the supervisor's transportation deputy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2008 | Jeff Gottlieb, Gottlieb is a Times staff writer.
He is one of those well-paid technocrats who makes sure things run smoothly, someone few people have heard of but so many depend on. Then something happens, and that cloak of invisibility disappears. For David R. Solow, that moment occurred Sept. 12, when a Metrolink train crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth. Twenty-five people died and 135 were injured in the worst rail accident in modern state history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2009 | By Rich Connell
The head of Southern California's regional commuter rail service was replaced Friday in a management shake-up that officials hope will better position the agency to tackle major safety and financial challenges in the wake of last year's Chatsworth disaster. FOR THE RECORD: Metrolink collision: An article in Saturday's Section A about the demotion of Metrolink Chief Executive David R. Solow said last year's Chatsworth train accident, which killed 25 and injured 135, was the worst in modern California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2009 | By Rich Connell
The head of Metrolink could be moved aside and a new, interim chief executive named to run Southern California's regional commuter rail service as early as today, The Times has learned. The agency's board has scheduled a special, closed-door session to discuss Chief Executive David R. Solow's position, as well as a new management job being created to oversee a major safety improvement project, records and interviews show. Details of the potential shake-up remained under wraps, and the board still must take action to proceed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2009 | By Rich Connell
A highly unpopular fare increase proposal and a host of other Metrolink management challenges are intensifying questions about the future leadership role of David R. Solow, the executive in charge of Southern California's sprawling commuter rail service, The Times has learned. At least one high-profile Metrolink board member, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, says it may be time for a change. Antonovich believes the struggling five-county agency "needs almost a Gen. Patton-type or even a Rudy Giuliani-type person who comes in, provides leadership, sees a problem and fixes it," said Michael Cano, the supervisor's transportation deputy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2009 | Steve Hymon
Embattled Metrolink Chief Executive David Solow kept his job Friday, despite a closed session in which board directors discussed his possible termination. Upon emerging from the 90-minute session, Solow told reporters, "There is no announcement," and declined to comment further. Solow has been under fire since Sept. 12, when a Metrolink train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth, killing 25 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2008 | Jeff Gottlieb, Gottlieb is a Times staff writer.
He is one of those well-paid technocrats who makes sure things run smoothly, someone few people have heard of but so many depend on. Then something happens, and that cloak of invisibility disappears. For David R. Solow, that moment occurred Sept. 12, when a Metrolink train crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth. Twenty-five people died and 135 were injured in the worst rail accident in modern state history.
SPORTS
July 26, 2005 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Throughout his career, Rich Aurilia has been as pesky to opposing pitchers as, well, a blister. Monday night at Dodger Stadium, Aurilia and a blister converged to keep Derek Lowe from baseball history. The Dodger right-hander, who had already thrown a no-hitter in the American League, surrendered but one hit -- a two-out, fifth-inning single to Aurilia -- and had to leave after eight innings because of a wicked blister on his right thumb.
SPORTS
July 26, 2005 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Throughout his career, Rich Aurilia has been as pesky to opposing pitchers as, well, a blister. Monday night at Dodger Stadium, Aurilia and a blister converged to keep Derek Lowe from baseball history. The Dodger right-hander, who had already thrown a no-hitter in the American League, surrendered but one hit -- a two-out, fifth-inning single to Aurilia -- and had to leave after eight innings because of a wicked blister on his right thumb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1999
The board of directors of Metrolink on Friday unanimously selected rail transit veteran David R. Solow as executive director of the region's commuter rail service. Solow has been serving as interim executive director since last September when Metrolink's board replaced longtime Executive Director Richard M. Stanger. The change in leadership last fall followed a scathing audit that criticized the way Metrolink handled contract bids, billing, in-house training, employee records and hiring.
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