Following high school, I attended Drake Business School in 1947. One of the courses I took was Business Law. There were basic tenets in law, which set the standard for our studies. One of the primary ones was “Fraud in the inducement. An intentional perversion of truth to induce another to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right”.
The news media tells about bribes and attempted bribes, but not that entrapment used to be a defense against these intrigues by government agents. When did that change?
We are now well into summer vacation, and it is time for a quiz. How many hours per night does your teen sleep during vacation? How many hours of sleep does your teen get on school nights during the school year?
As American businesses struggle to recover from the recession, Congress will soon consider changes to the tax code that could seriously undermine any recovery. While we applaud lawmakers for recognizing that aspects of our federal tax system are not functioning, we urge Congress to be careful with a piecemeal approach to tax reform and to reject the proposed repeal of deferral, “check-the-box,” and foreign tax credits for American companies with operations abroad.
As a layman with no special knowledge about communicable diseases, I have nonetheless been struck by the drumbeat of scare mongering coming out of the World Health Organization and our government regarding “Swine Flu.” My reasoning is simple. Ordinary flu kills some 36,000 Americans annually and its victims are frequently the elderly and those in poor health.
There was a proposal in the Senate to allow people with concealed weapon permits to freely carry their arms into other states. Some politicians reacted with fantastic claims that show a lack of knowledge and honesty.
As a small business owner, I find that people expect me to grumble about the increase in the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour as of July 24. But I’m not grumbling. In fact, I think it should be raised further.
When you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer day, you may be thinking that relief is just a dip away, in one of New Jersey’s countless rivers, streams, creeks or lakes. But many waterways are polluted or filled with unsightly debris. You can help change that on Saturday, Aug. 8, by participating in “Riverpalooza.”
It was hard to miss the enthusiasm gap between support for Governor Corzine and excitement about President Obama, who visited the Garden State to help the floundering Democratic campaign.
OK, here is the setup. Sarah is walking home from the store with two bags of groceries wearing a fur coat. Not surprising to wear fur in Alaska, but thought police don’t care how cold you are, they are still going to assault you, destroy your property and make asses of themselves.