Grant Shaw

We all support the TV industry

Re: funding for PBS, Mr. (Grant) Shaw poses the question, “Why is that OK?” (“No more tax dollars for PBS,” Reader Input, Oct. 17).It’s no surprise th ...

No more tax dollars for PBS

It never ceases to amaze me that there are people out there who think it is perfectly OK to force their fellow citizens to pay for their hobby. There are millions of us who don’t ...

Vital to take responsibility

I totally concur with Grant Shaw’s letter (“America’s exceptionalism freedom-based,” Reader Input, Aug. 15). The only thing I would add is that the courage ...

America’s exceptionalism freedom-based

There has been a lot of discussion lately about American exceptionalism. I think it is pretty obvious to most people that America is an unusually successful country. It does not ta ...

Rush a mere diversion

The outrage expressed by recent letter writers concerning Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a woman who wants free contraceptives begs a question, or three. What is the true source ...

California hardly friendly to business

California is not business-friendly because we are now a “FUTA credit reduction state.” Gary Vogt asked for specific examples (Reader Input, Jan. 19). There are many. Here come ...

Democracy is inefficient

I believe the Congress bashing we have been seeing in the media (Reader Input, Jan. 18) and by individuals is terribly misguided and potentially dangerous. We have a form of govern ...

Specifics lacking in anti-business carp

Re: “California, sadly, not business-friendly,”?Grant Shaw, (Reader Input, Jan. 5). Like you, politicians generalize about taxes, fuel prices, jobs, healthcare and Social Secur ...

Californians vote wrongly

Re: “California, sadly, not business-friendly,” by Grant Shaw (Reader Input, Jan. 5). Mr. Shaw’s pertinent letter begs the question: Why do we Californians choose lawmakers w ...

California, sadly, not business-friendly

In 1980 I quit my job at Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer and started a small business in San Jose, which our two oldest sons took over in 2005. I became semi-retired and mov ...

Social Security is just a Ponzi scheme

Contrary to what Gene Lyons wants you to believe (Another View, Nov. 3), Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and like all Ponzi schemes, it will eventually collapse. Ponzi schemes ar ...

Petroglyphs might be graffiti

It was an interesting article in the Auburn Journal about Native American petroglyphs (Journal, July 17). Maybe they are really just graffiti created by the teenagers of their day. ...

Provide numbers on train costs

Your article on the Capitol Corridor train (Journal, Feb. 17) was interesting, but it left out the one piece of information that I would really like to know, which is the amount o ...

You can lie with stats and facts

I once read a book titled “How To Lie with Statistics.” You can also lie with the facts. Will Smith is right when he says that nothing in the original Community Reinvestment A ...

Don’t let facts get in the way

Re: letter writers Grant Shaw (Nov. 7) and Ann Laman (Nov 15.) It was not the greedy and out-of-control business interests who caused the latest economic disaster. No, it was the l ...