November 6, 2009

Break Up Congress, Not the Banks

“Why Mr. Smith Shouldn’t Go to Washington” OK, so I was a little early (like 16 years). However, the solution I proposed then — dispersing Congress geographically, as a way to curb lobbyists’ influence — makes even more sense today than it did back in the early ’90’s. That’s not only because today’s technology is...
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Surprise Recession Winner: Shoes (& Walking & Hiking)

Random Juxtaposition? Maggie Nesciur, 30, a waitress, walks up to 90 miles a week around New York’s neighborhoods. –“The Walker”; The New York Times (11/6/09) As the economy has inspired a back-to-basics mentality, with families dining and vacationing at home, people are focusing on free outdoor activities that require comfortable or rugged shoes. The cost-per-wear...
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