Tag Archive: theft

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 »

Nov 03

Right Punishment, Wrong Lesson

Sometimes public humiliation is an appropriate punishment. To wit: Women who stole from girl, 9, hold public signs of shame “A woman and her daughter are outside the Bedford County Courthouse holding signs saying they stole a gift card from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday…which the girl set on a shelf while a Wal-Mart […]

Dec 07

Oil For Food Means Investigation for Money

I’m glad some effort is being made to keep the U.N. accountable. Congress May Block UN Budget Over Oil-for-Food Probe More than 100 members of Congress will try to block some United States funding of the United Nations unless U.S. officials are allowed to begin an open and complete investigation into a U.N. humanitarian program …

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Nov 14

Send In The Clones

Uh-oh, did George Lucas clone a library for Attack of the Clones? Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks “The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode of the Star …

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Aug 05

All The News That's Been Paid For

Perhaps, once upon a time, newspapers and other media outlets reported the facts with minimal bias, but that certainly doesn’t happen these days. What’s useful, informative, or really important often gets pushed aside for whatever is most entertaining, is least offensive to advertisers, or – worst of all – doesn’t reflect badly on the corporation …

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