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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

I spent the formative years of my finance career in Chicago.  If you have ever visited that city, you can’t help but admire its site on Lake Michigan, the diverse but well demarcated retail, business and entertainment districts and the extensive park system that flows down more than 15 miles of Lake Shore Drive.  The […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

  In my first two years as State Treasurer, I have struggled to bring the core tenets of performance-driven organizations to bear on our office’s operations. Within weeks of taking on the job, I could see that we lacked the most basic components of such a system. We had no benchmarks or metrics for success and our […]

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Date Posted: Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  In what should come as a surprise to no one, everything in Dover is political. Politics, is, after all, the means for deciding who gets what, when and how. This is not a cynical assessment, but rather a reminder that politics is the best system we have yet invented for the free people of […]

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Date Posted: Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Chances are that you have had some meaningful encounter with our healthcare system. I don’t mean an annual physical or a one-off trip to an urgent care center. I am talking about a lengthy interaction, over a few months at least, involving multiple doctors and/or specialists. And, if not you personally, you have almost certainly […]

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Date Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2015

  ‘Tis the season, for budgeting. And often, for gnashing of teeth and rending of garments. Not so this year. If you have followed developments since just before this past Christmas, you know that the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC), the body that forecasts the amount of revenues that the General Assembly is limited […]

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