He regularly battles against government support for pet projects, but in this week’s Guest Opinion, local attorney Tom Bowden is going to bat for state-funded public broadcasting.
Guest Opinion: Get the government out of the booze biz
To anyone who seriously thinks that the state should stay in the liquor business, ask yourself: How did we get into it in the first place?
Guest Opinion: Fizzy math
In this week’s Guest Opinion, RBS’s free market fan would rather New York not tell food stamp users that they can’t use public funds on soda, even if it had a net positive benefit to them and the taxpayers.
Guest Opinion: Regulation D changes have odd definiation of wealthy
Startups and small companies that want to sell shares have to follow strict federal laws called Regulation D that restrict who can invest. This week local attorney Tom Bowden examines some changes in the law.
Guest Opinion: The problem with tax and spend theory
What happens when the government buys things it doesn’t really need with money it doesn’t really have.
Guest Opinion: Ride with me through Biketopia
In this week’s Guest Opinion, local lawyer Tom Bowden daydreams about how Richmond could transform itself into a biking metropolis.
Guest Opinion: Use the oil spill to examine the issues
What if there is no real consensus that CO2 causes warming, or what if the consensus is based on bad data, unsound science, or both? Who will make the case for sanity and the scientific method?
Guest Opinion: Lies, damned lies and job statistics
Is Northrop Grumman’s move to Virginia as monumental as the headlines lead us to believe? This week local attorney Tom Bowden writes that it’s probably not, and that the entire justification for economic development is fishy.
Guest Opinion: What Richmond has that Google wants
By now everyone knows that Google plans to build an experimental gigabit network for some lucky community and that Richmond has thrown its hat in the ring. But before we stoop to silly stunts like renaming the city (e.g. Google, Kansas, the city formally known as Topeka), let’s think about the deeper benefits.
Guest Opinion: For whom the bell tolls
The new governor wants to create 29,000 jobs. And Congress may pass a new jobs bill. In this week’s Guest Opinion, local attorney Tom Bowden wonders if how that is supposed to work.