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Sustainable investing could get a lot harder (access required)

Interest in sustainable investing is soaring, as more people become convinced that making a positive impact can be profitable as well as good for the planet and society. Unfortunately, the Labor Department doesn’t think these investments belong in your 401(k). ...

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Technology can be a tool for equality (access required)

Earlier this summer as the national conversation turned intensely to issues of inclusion and equality, I began to think what role an industry association, especially one that focuses on technology, could play in making a difference. Recently, it seems technology ...

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Maryland’s ‘red flag’ law has saved lives (access required)

On June 13, 2013, my 30-year-old son Michael called to say goodbye. He had just bought a handgun and planned to kill himself when he got off the phone. I don’t remember a word of that two-hour conversation, but I ...

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Md. needs more entrepreneurs for COVID-19 recovery

Contrary to what you may expect, the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed down entrepreneurial activity in America. This is good news, because states heavily affected by the pandemic need more entrepreneurs to boost economic recovery. According to the D.C.-based Economic ...

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High-speed internet for all students

High-speed internet service is essential to our elementary and high school students. Remote online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide in education. Those without high-speed internet experience will have limited job opportunities. It is a ...

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Fear of bankruptcy holds too many people back (access required)

The mystery isn’t why so many people file for bankruptcy each year. It’s why more people don’t. Each year, only a fraction of the Americans who could benefit financially from bankruptcy actually seek relief. Economists say some don’t file because ...

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Baltimore and control of its police (access required)

At a time when cities everywhere are reckoning with how they can fix broken policing systems, Maryland state law has Baltimore paralyzed, unable to pursue substantive changes to policing. Under an old state law, the Baltimore Police Department is considered ...

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Why conservatives care more about the Supreme Court (access required)

 Liberals who wonder why they are poised to lose the battle for the Supreme Court have noticed an asymmetry in the politics of judicial confirmations. For at least a generation, conservatives have cared about the courts a lot more than ...

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How bankruptcy restructures debt (access required)

“Restructure debt” describes what bankruptcy can do and is one of the primary benefits of Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code contains several provisions that form the framework to allow for debt restructuring.  11 U.S.C. § 507 prioritizes ...

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