Once again I am exercising editorial privilege in delaying a promised piece on rural development. The current macro-economic environment is just too important to ignore. The U.S. is mired in what seems to be a hopeless political gridlock which is sapping business and consumer confidence. …

For years, I’ve been preaching the power of print as an exceptional marketing tool. How strange, then, that I’ve only just begun to appreciate exactly what that means. My perspective all along has been that of an editor shilling the superiority of her product. I …