Go to sleep…permanently

Undisclosed ingredients in dietary supplements are not a good thing, and it’s one of many problems with that industry. However, Dave is especially troubled by the discovery of DNP in a supplement that has nothing to do with weight loss.

A First For New York City…

A rent freeze… In a 7-2 vote on June 29, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board approved their first ever rent-freeze in the board’s 46-year history. The freeze will apply to one-year rent-stabilized leases, while rents on two-year leases will increase by 2 percent. The decision will affect the nearly one million units of…

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Comment Rescue – The Regulation Edition

Alternatively titled  “If you want regulations, make sure the rules are crystal clear” zic gets the honor of today’s comment rescue: Pointing out the good side of regulation — how it protects small people (despite the concern trolling that always happens about how it’s the little guy screwed) is another. And a third thing I rarely hear…

Dave and Saul Discuss Market Basket

Throughout the course of a series of email exchanges, Saul and I discussed the story centered around Market Basket, a regional New England-based chain of grocery stores that drew national attention after a longstanding dispute between two sides of the family that owns it boiled.  A brief introduction is in order. Market Basket is New…

The Market Basket open thread…

In my last mini-post, Saul Degraw mentioned a company called Market Basket, a New England-based grocery store chain that easily falls under the definition of good corporate citizen.  Historically, the company has been able to offer very low prices to its customers while paying its employees very well (including benefits, profit participation and pension contributions).…