Monthly Archives: June 2010

Legal Narcotics

The medical cost of prescription opioid abuse in the United States is estimated to be more than $300 billion a year.  That’s billion with a “b.” This statistic, which almost knocked me out of my chair, was presented recently at … Continue reading

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Customer service in government

I’ve got two words for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department — and for the other state agencies that regulate small business. The two words are “beta testing.”  Or, in plain English, “customer feedback.” Beta testing is the phase … Continue reading

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How NOT to reduce the size of government

Memo to next governor:  Here are some words you may very well have to eat:  “Get rid of all political appointees” and “eliminate all vacant positions.”   We have been hearing that from all sides. Respectfully, I suggest that you do … Continue reading

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