Fallout from Seattle’s killer plastic bag ban policy.
Quick background: Seattle last year instituted a ban on plastic bags and mandated a charge for paper bags, on the grounds that doing so would force consumers to use recyclable bags. This is all ostensibly for improving the quality of life in Seattle: “I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” | Read More »
Seattle “Wins”, NFL and Fans Lose with Blown Call
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss Monday Night Football’s controversial ending last night, what this means for negotiations with the NFL Refs Association, and whether or not this will have a lasting impact on the NFL brand after the outrage by both the fans, and some of the game’s biggest names.
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Labor Refighting the American Civil War
But when major firms move South, it is usually a harbinger of quality decline. Over and over as a labor lawyer in the 1980s and ’90s, I saw companies move away from Chicago, where the pay was $28 an hour, to some place in South Carolina or Louisiana where the pay was about half that….too often, alas, it was the beginning of the end, as | Read More »
Don’t Call Them Easter Eggs, Intolerant Monsters! They are Spring Spheres
A Seattle public school has decided that Easter eggs are super offensive and not politically correct. They’ve renamed them Spring Spheres (even though eggs are not spheres. This is our public education system at work, people): “At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how | Read More »