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    Today is a big day for the automated cashier movement

    There apparently will be a huge national protest in favor of more automated cashiers in fast-food restaurants. A hundred cities, including Raleigh and Durham, will feature in this coordinated campaign. The most ingenious part of the campaign is convincing workers whose jobs will be obsoleted by the…
    Jon Sanders, December 5, 2013
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    Re: N.C. poised to lead the nation …

    Mitch, Good point. The monopoly providers are going to benefit either way; the captured ratepayers, on the other hand, are harmed when the state forces them to purchase electricity generated from more expensive, less efficient and less reliable sources. For the poorest among us, it’s not a small matter.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2013
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    What the poor pay for electricity

    As I did last week in discussing SB 3 and CWIP, I have frequently discussed how higher electricity prices disproportionately affect the poor. A state policy (which, alas, comes on the heels of a national policy) of deliberately raising energy prices on the poor runs counter to good…
    Jon Sanders, February 12, 2013
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    ‘The greatest beneficiaries of capitalism are those at the bottom of the income ladder’

    John Goodman’s post today, “Do You Care More Than Paul Krugman Cares?“, opens with words from Gary Becker that happily explain also why I believe in free-market capitalism. Goodman’s opening: At a conference at the Vatican I attended some years ago, Nobel laureate Gary Becker gave the opening speech.
    Jon Sanders, August 29, 2012