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Perspective on the Marriage of Essilor and Vision Source

Before I make comments about this latest consolidation development, I feel obligated to disclose:

• I have many friends at Essilor and have had business relationships with them in the past. Our firm does not currently have any business relationship with the firm.

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Freedom Marches On

I believe in the “law of the marketplace.” Under that “law,” businesses and professions operate without artificial restrictions (but with reasonable regulation necessary for consumer protection). Artificial control of one party over another — whether the result of oligopoly, policy manipulation, or special-interest statutory interference — is bad. Competition is good. Competition results in continuous improvement. With fair competition, the consumer ultimately prevails. With fair competition, everyone wins.

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Lessons from John Steinbeck

While here, I’ve had the pleasure of reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  This amazingly well-written and ambitious novel (Pulitzer Prize – 1940) is

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Beware Incentivized Vision Plans

Medical providers have both the right and the obligation to prescribe what they believe, in their professional opinion, are the right products, services or solutions

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Insurance Business Unloads Optical

For the second time in as many months, an insurance company is dumping their eyewear products businesses.  Following Highmark’s divestiture of Viva, WellPoint (NYSE: WLP)

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