Summer 2008 The Economics of Recovery: How Business Tools Can Help

Donald M. Fitch, MS By Donald M. Fitch, MS Executive Director Center for Career Freedom In late April, NYS Governor David A. Paterson sent a memo to all eleven State Agency Commissioners asking them to submit their plans for reducing their agencies projected 2009-10 spending by 3.5 percent. This would slow the growth of the […]

Winter 2009 The Economics of Recovery: How Consumers Can Help Close the Budget Gap

Donald M. Fitch, MS By Donald M. Fitch, MS Executive Director Center for Career Freedom Speaking before the Greater New York Hospital Association, Governor Paterson said the only way to solve the multi-billion dollar budget crisis was by “–working collaboratively — whether we run the hospital, work in the hospital or have been hospitalized.” While […]

Spring 2009 The Economics of Recovery What Recipients Want: A Look at Aligning Agendas

Donald M. Fitch, MS By Donald M. Fitch, MS Executive Director Center for Career Freedom I find most people’s agendas are predictable; big corporations want more profits, politicians want to be reelected, bureaucrats want more job security, professionals want better outcomes, academics want more research, unions want, well, just more. But what do recipients want? […]

Summer 2009 The Economics of Recovery: The Making of A Consumer Advocate

Donald M. Fitch, MS By Donald M. FitchMS Executive Director Center for Career Freedom It was in the fall of 99′, Ira and I were having our weekly meeting at Starbucks in Larchmont. We would linger for hours in those big, plush club chairs sipping Lattes and snacking on cookies – caffeine and sugar – […]

Fall 2009 The Economics of Recovery: Demystifying Government Work Incentives

Donald M. Fitch, MS By Donald M. Fitch, MS Executive Director Center for Career Freedom Joanne is diagnosed with Schizophrenia. She receives $761/Mo. in Social Security Disability Income (SSI), $200/Mo. in Food Stamps, she has her own one bedroom apartment thru Supported Housing (Section 8), Medicaid and a half-fare bus pass. She applied for a […]