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Category: Money

Trade wars bad, very bad

  Trump lost a billion dollars in ten years (ala “The Art of the Deal“!?), but at least it was his own money. Now he’s playing with your money and […]

Samoas and Thin Mints and Trefoils, oh my!

An enterprising San Diego Girl Scout recently sold more than 300 boxes of her cookies in six hours by positioning herself outside a marijuana dispensary. While the Scouts and authorities […]

We need more Elizabeth Warrens

On September 20, before the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to shreds (over the opening of as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts). […]

Special interests doom Zika funding

A bill in the US Senate that would have funded research to fight the Zika virus in this country failed yesterday. Why would such a critically important bill be voted down? […]

More on the $15 minimum wage

I needed this a few days ago to bolster some of my points about the $15 minimum wage. (Damn, once again outdone by an astute cartoonist.)  

I’m a fracking NIMBY

I’ve been fuming for several years about the massive increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma, where I grew up. The USGS has tied the quakes directly to fracking’s disposal wells. My […]

What would you do with $1.5 billion?

Surely I’m not the only one who has passed a few seconds, minutes, or more contemplating what I’d do if I won the current Powerball drawing ($1.5 billion the last I […]

Go with Garamond, reduce printing costs

There’s a fascinating story on the CNN website today. Fascinating, at least, to those interested in reducing printing costs. Hard to believe no one thought of it before. A teenager, 14-year-old Suvir […]

Walmart yanking us around again

Last week I expressed my disgust at the increasing intrusion of Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving. The War on Thanksgiving is threatening to consume Thanksgiving, I railed. Now comes Walmart, […]

Creepy ad from MetLife

Among the more tasteless ads on TV these days are several from MetLife. Two daughters have just heard that dad had an accident and rather than inquiring about his condition, […]