Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Less Regulation is the Key to the Miracle Economy of Texas”

15 dead in a plant that was last inspected by OSHA in 1985.  Bloomberg Businessweek comments, “OSHA conducted 4,448 inspections in the last fiscal year, a pace that would mean it would visit every workplace in 126 years, according to … Continue reading

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Jobless Because They’ve Been Jobless

April 24.  NYT columnist Paul Krugman has written about a new prejudice and  discrimination,  a bias against people who have been out of work for six months or more.  Employers think there’s something wrong with them, something personal or that … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of New Yorkers Poor or Near Poor in 2011

April 23.  It didn’t get much play in the New York Times or interest by other media, but an April 21 article showed that a huge portion of New Yorkers were having a hard time.  The percent of people in … Continue reading

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What I Wished I Said to Bill McKibben

April 21.  I drove Bill McKibben a few days ago to the hall where he received the Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace.  It was just a few minutes drive and I didn’t want to get into anything that … Continue reading

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Zeke27 Nails It

Zeke27 from New York wrote this in a comment to a NYT article “I support the NRA’s position on focusing on the mental health aspect of gun ownership. We should start by questioning whether it is sane to want a … Continue reading

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Obama Budget Little More than Hot Air on Climate

Obama has threatened to use the Environmental Protection Agency to lower carbon dioxide pollution.  He has threatened and he has threatened…for three years. So next year if he has his way the EPA’s budget will be reduced by a  3.5%.  … Continue reading

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Job Numbers Stink, but Not Everyone’s Unhappy

Job numbers for March are out and they’re not good.  The best measure, “e-pop” (employed adults as a percent of the population), is down a tenth of a percent.  Despite all the ballyhoo about “recovery” from the Great Recession e-pop … Continue reading

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