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Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times

Posted Friday, June 26, 2009

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Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times Should the Governor put library funding on the chopping block or state employee pensions? When layoffs are necessary is it smarter for employers to show loyalty to experienced veterans or protect young, new talent? In the search for health care for all should health care rationing also be part of the mix? There's no doubt about it -- these hard economic times are forcing people to make tough decisions. What kinds of questions should politicians, employers, and individuals ask themselves when faced with choices none of them want to make? We'll ask local leaders to share their strategies for making difficult choices. Tough Decisions in Tough Times, Friday at 9 on 90.3.


Economy, Government/Politics, Other, Ethics/Religion


David Abbott, Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation
Lee Friedman, President and CEO, Cleveland Leadership Center
Patrick A. Sweeney, Former State House Minority Leader, Vice President of Government Relations and an adjunct faculty at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Jeffrey Stephenson
, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University

Additional Information

Both Parties in State Budget Debate Fear Decisions That Could Leave Them Liable to Campaign Attacks by Mark Naymik, The Plain Dealer
In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times
U.S. CEOs' View of Economy a Bit Less Bleak by Scott Malone, Reuters
Making Decisions Outside Your Repertoire by Ronald Heifetz, BusinessWeek
'Hunch' Website Will Make Decisions For You by John D. Sutter,
National City CEO Peter Raskind Talks About the Tough Decision to Sell the Cleveland Bank, The Plain Dealer

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