... is scheduled
as the guest speaker for the 193rd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on July 19, 2010.
Newcombe on "Why I'm leaving L.A. and taking creators with me."
Rick Newcombe, who's long battled the
City of Los Angeles regarding business taxation, says: "I'd love to speak
again before the Karl Hess Club -- specifically on my battle with Los Angeles.
It has been truly amazing, and while things are looking good at the moment
[Sept. 15, 2009], I won't know for sure until a new law is passed -- which
I have been assured will happen."
Many have proposed that poor tax policy
by municipalities is a prime cause of business failure and the difficulty
in new business formation. Politicians don't "get" that many businesses
"vote with their feet" by moving to more business friendly environments.
Some businesses move across a street -- from Los Angeles to Culver City
-- while others cross a continent -- from California to Texas or Delaware.
Mr. Newcombe, an entrepreneur who built
a worldwide enterprise -- Creators Syndicate -- in his hometown of, Los
Angeles, will explain why he may now move his business out of L.A.
He will also discuss the business of
syndicating content in an era of transition among "old" and "new" media
-- and on newspapers' continuing relevance in preserving freedom.
Newcombe is the founder and CEO of Creators
Syndicate, a leading supplier of content from artists and commentators
to a variety of media.