Tag Archive: greed

Sep 15

Cookie Monster and the Economics Lesson

The 1977 Little Golden Book “Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree” (which I think was also a segment in a Sesame Street episode) is ostensibly a fable about sharing, but I have a different perspective. Yeah, I know it’s pretty dorky to write a serious critique of a children’s book. Humor me, though. There’s a … Continue reading »

Aug 04

Holding Politicians Accountable

Remember that raise PA legislators gave themselves? Well, Operation Clean Sweep Pennsylvania isn't the only group torqued by it. Common Cause Pennsylvania wants in on the butt-kicking. "A citizens lobby called Common Cause/Pennsylvania is considering a wide range of options, including a lawsuit and two pieces of legislation, to fight the pay raise that state …

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May 26

Act 72

Pennsylvanian legislators have developed a plan for reducing school taxes. The alternate source of revenue would be slot machine profits. In order to take part in this program, called Act 72, school districts must opt in and lose some property tax revenue. The deadline for opting in is May 30. For various reasons, many districts …

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Jan 05

Seeing Red

Hundreds of thousands of people are dead or dying in the wake of the recent tsunamis. Why then is the richest and most powerful nation in the world spending $40 million to celebrate Bush’s second inauguration and buzzing Iranian airspace? Our resources are already spread too thinly. Should we really be partying or contemplating another …

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Dec 15

Humbug

Here are a couple more sites related to being disgruntled about Consumermas. Buy Nothing Christmas (Thanks, connexions) Let ‘Em Have X-mas

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