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OKG Newsletter

Topic: economy

Liquor bargain

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Burns
Regarding the Gazette’s Jan. 19 Commentary about Oklahoma’s liquor laws written by Bill Bishop (“Counterpoint: Paying the price”) and Roy Williams (“Point: Revise outmoded liquor laws”): Mr. Williams asserts that Oklahoma’s liquor laws deserve a fresh look.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Trending upward

Almost half of surveyed CFOs believe the economy will improve over the next six months


Gazette staff
Chief financial officers in the central region of the U.S. are increasingly optimistic about the economy and hiring, according to a new survey conducted by Grant Thornton International Ltd.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fresh faces

OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
In the choppy waters of today’s economy, some are taking the plunge and opening up new places to eat. Give these seven restaurants a try, which are either new ventures or have moved to fresh locations.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Counterpoint: Investing wisely


Donald Jordan
The last decade has seen the tremendous benefits from our investment in our city’s core. The MAPS projects will continue to be a catalyst for so much dynamic growth for the arts, and continued investment is essential for our sustained economic development, educational excellence and quality of life.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An economy for everyone


Jason Reese

Times are tough, and it is becoming ever more apparent that Oklahoma cannot remain immune to the economic sickness that has emerged as a chronic condition for our country.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Let them eat cake'

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that Chris Smith (Commentary, “Point: What is the endgame?” Nov. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) is using the typical lawyer tactic of sneer and smear when he describes the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators as “bum(s)” who are a “blight on our community.”
Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Free music for you from The Rapture, Laura Gibson and a bunch of artists in ol’ Norman-town.

Economy — “Winter Recording Fiasco”
I have no idea what Economy is, nor anything more about the “Winter Recording Fiasco” than what the musical collective posted to its Bandcamp page, but judging by that information, it’s the Zanzibar! Records folks exploring their weirdness.

These songs are droning and creepy, pulsing with what sounds like bass keyboard and rhythmic lyrics like “keep the species alive.” They’re also topical enough to title a song after a certain dictator of North Korea, recently deceased.

The Rapture — “Sail Away” remixes
While The Rapture’s full-length fell a little more flat than I’d hoped, it had a couple of standout singles, and “Sail Away” was one of them. Cut Copy gives a signature tribal contribution, Aeroplane’s starts out sparse before blowing up into a full-on house rave, and Cosmic Kids win the award for choppiest chop-up. Their spacier, hypnotic take, complete with long-echoing, mixed-up vocals is about as different from the original as you can get. Thanks, DFA Records!

Laura Gibson — “La Grande”
Plaintive, pretty singer/songwriter Laura Gibson visits Opolis in February with Breathe Owl Breathe. Take this opportunity from NPR to get to know her.

Josh Sallee — “Ride Out”

What immediately grabbed me about this song was the cheesy, Grandma-giving-the-thumbs-up art, which initially triggered what I call a “whack-novelty” reaction deep within my brain. Then the track kicked in and I got all excited for his forthcoming album, “Probably Flaws.” Dude’s got skill, and it’s fun listening to him dance around the melody on the “Birthday Sex” sample. As solid a local hip-hop track as I've heard in a while.

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Counterpoint: Scrapping tax won’t help economy


Mickey Hepner

Few public policy myths have been as persistent as the one that espouses the elimination of the state’s personal income tax as the key to enhancing Oklahoma’s economy. As a result, it appears that this myth is about to have its day.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bank shot

The failure of Penn Square Bank still reverberates 30 years later.


Dean Anderson
The Wikipedia version of the 1982 Penn Square Bank failure goes something like this: A small commercial bank in Oklahoma City made numerous high-risk energy loans that ultimately led to its demise.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Too Big to Fail

Why greed is not good.


Rod Lott
Whereas the 2010 documentary Inside Job gave a big-picture view at how Wall Street nearly eroded the American economy, the HBO telefilm Too Big to Fail dramatizes the behind-the-scenes dealings.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012