In reporting on economic issues, numbers often lie.
Well, OK, let’s not blame the numbers themselves. Let’s not even assume that the intent of those who deploy them is to deceive.
We’re still facing a pervasive problem: numbers and especially dollar figures without context – the fraction of the larger numbers of which [...]
Negative comments at the end of an article or blog are nothing new. However, after recently reading a story about a local co-op group that my worker-owned cooperative is part of, I was struck by the mentally lazy vitriol of the first commenters. The article was about a new loan fund to help small [...]
Though the big winter holidays are behind us, we are now looking toward another year filled with birthdays and many other celebrations. Most of these are centered around the exchange of gifts, which presents us with the same dilemma we faced in December: We really don’t want to engorge ourselves in mindless purchasing of empty [...]
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