In Their Opinion...

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Several options exist for downtown

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Pedestrian mall just one idea that could be good for city's economic future, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Government can't create success on its own

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

It takes a grass-roots community effort of people working together to assure future accomplishment, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Tax could limit high-frequency trading

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

---- — Modern day robber barons siphon off millions in profit from the stock market on a daily basis, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Arts may boost business

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Cultural pursuits may be another important factor in a healthy economy, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Corporate model has benefits

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Efficiency, advances in technology have been realized by the profit motive of large companies, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Governor takes aim at property tax

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Overtaxed New Yorkers would benefit substantially if burden could be lifted, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Public, private sectors must know their roles

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Each has strengths and weaknesses that must be understood for economy to work effectively, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Colin Read chairs the finance and economics faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh and has published a dozen books on local and global finance and economics. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Divisions in society impede progress

By: Colin Read, Everybody's Business

Economic crisis divided the country instead if bringing it together in a constructive way, according to columnist Colin Read.

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Paul Grasso is the president and CEO of The Development Corporation, Clinton County, New York.

Paul Grasso: Welfare should be a safety net

By: Paul Grasso, Just Sayin'

Alternatives should be found for programs that trap recipients in poverty, according to columnist Paul Grasso.

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Colin Read is a professor of economics and finance and former dean of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh. His fifth book, "The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire," will be published by MacMillan Palgrave in September. He also runs an economic and business consulting company, and can be reached through his website www.economicinsights.net.

Colin Read: Political class seeks to divide

Pursuing narrow partisan agendas detracts from the progress and unity that our country deserves, according to columnist Colin Read.

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