Category Archives: Bidness

Can A Metro Board Member Be Impeached?

One thing to keep in mind about the non-stop clusterfuck known as the DC Metro transportation system is that this decay, by definition, didn’t happen overnight: it was years in the making (and this affects people outside the D.C. metro … Continue reading

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This Isn’t The Way To Prevent Antibiotic Misuse

From a NY Times article about companies that are jacking up the prices of generic drugs: Doxycycline, an antibiotic, went from $20 a bottle in October 2013 to $1,849 by April 2014, according to the two lawmakers. Deoxycycline is a … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With the Proposed New Sportsball Arena In D.C.

The august solons who govern D.C., including Mayor Muriel Bowser, have decided that shouldering the cost of a new basketball arena/practice facility to the tune of $55 million–ninety percent of the estimated cost–in part of the vacant land at the … Continue reading

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What I’ve Never Understood About Credit Checks Of Potential Employees

New York City has passed legislation restricting the use of credit checks of potential employees by employers (boldface mine): The law is being heralded nationwide as an example to follow. Federal law allows employment credit checks under the Fair Credit … Continue reading

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Looking For Political Love In All The Wrong Places

Ed at Gin and Tacos makes an excellent point that I’ve been struggling to put into coherent words (boldface mine): One of the primary criticisms leveled at Sanders’ supporters is their reliance on the logic that while he might not … Continue reading

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The Plight of Moderately-Skilled White Collar Workers

At first, this NY Times article about the long hours and miserable conditions at Amazon for white collar workers simply seemed to reinforce the notion that CEOs and upper-level managers are often assholes. But there’s something else going on as … Continue reading

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WMATA Board Officials: Stupid and Evil

For those who don’t get the “stupid or evil” reference, there is a tradition, more often on the left, of trying to understand if someone is espousing a certain policy because he is stupid or is evil. Well, in the … Continue reading

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