Can Local Hospitals End-Run Obamacare?

Dec 23, 2016
    “So you’ve got this crazy system,” said former president Bill Clinton at a pre-election rally this fall in Michigan, “where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people who are out there… more

Here Are 250 Good Reasons Why Kansas City Works

Nov 18, 2016
    It’s with great pleasure that we’re able to deliver the inaugural edition of Ingram’s 250. It’s a digest of extraordinary people who, our editors believe, are the most powerful, influential and accomplished business leaders in the greater Kansas… more

The Creative Class Approach Meets Reality

Nov 18, 2016
    In 2002, almost in step with a millennium and the crop of self-important young swells identified with it, urban studies theorist Richard Florida published the absurdly influential book, “Rise of the Creative Class.” Lately, however, urban planners have… more

High Atop the Town

Oct 17, 2016
Random Thoughts: We may not retire independently wealthy, but I have to tell you that serving as publisher of Ingram’s for 20 years (come February) has enabled me to get to know thousands of the brightest and most talented business… more

Is Everything ‘Free’ a Success?

Oct 17, 2016
Some years back, we had a yard sale. I put all the sundry flotsam and jetsam out front, as people normally do, and waited for the eager customers to come flocking by. Alas, “flocking” did not prove to be the… more

Here’s to a Healthy New Year

Sep 16, 2016
An interesting but rarely discussed tradition among my siblings is the celebration of our 59th birthdays. My father, regrettably, passed away when he was 58 as a result of metastatic melanoma cancer. His father was tragically killed in a car… more

After Schlitterbahn, a Rush to Regulate

Sep 16, 2016
     Capitalizing on personal and community tragedy, the forces of ever-bigger government disregard facts—as well as decency.     On Sunday, Aug. 7, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died tragically while descending the 168-foot Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park… more

Editor’s Note: The Fraud Culture

Jun 23, 2016
Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S. and in the global economy. But what are we prepared to do about it? Somewhere in Michigan is an opportunist who has identified a means of generating capital, perhaps to operate… more

Between the Lines

Jun 23, 2016
So Why All The Hysteria About Kansas Schools?If you set aside the emotional issues that underpin the debate, the numbers and facts completely reframe the discussion.OK, let’s start this essay with a quiz: Who makes more, the departing superintendent of… more