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OKG Newsletter

Topic: economics

The pursuit of 'Happiness'

Covering six continents, the documentary “The Economics of Happiness” gets an Oklahoma premiere on Friday.


Courtney Silva
In today’s society, fewer people can say they are truly happy — at least according to “The Economics of Happiness.”
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Calculated account

A Tulsa ad exec documents his ultimately futile attempt to do business with Walmart. The corporation called the account atypical.


C.G. Niebank
Retail giant Walmart may tout “everyday low prices” and have ubiquitous friendly yellow smiley faces in its marketing, but a retired Tulsa advertising executive’s account of his experience with the company paints a picture that’s anything but friendly.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fans lose in lockout


Jonathan Willner
There is no question that the arrival of the Thunder has been a boon to basketball fans in Oklahoma. Having wrangled roughly $180 million in subsidies out of the city and state, we find the main beneficiaries of this largess at odds with each other.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Proceed with caution


Larkin Warner
In mid-January, Gov. Mary Fallin and three of state government’s top financial officers made what must have been a stressful trip to New York City.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nip and tuck

OKC’s business incentive program is getting an update.


Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is changing the language in its business incentive program policy.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Poor figures, poor logic

Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
“Figures lie and liars figure” couldn’t be more true than the use of numbers in “The Gap” (Rachel Curtis, April 3, Oklahoma Gazette), which would have us believe there’s a widening gulf between the haves and the have-nots. This is more agenda-driven, left-wing class-warfare crap.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Demonizing rich people

Letters to the Editor

David Hull
President Obama’s approval rating is north of 50 percent. Seriously?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time for middle-out economics


Gene Perry
In 2006, Gov. Brad Henry signed a tax cut that, in some ways, mirrored the cut approved this year under Gov. Mary Fallin. The top income tax rate was ratcheted down over several years, with a final reduction depending on a revenue trigger.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013