Tag: Unintended Consequences

New York’s Intelligence Suffers the Unintelligent

 

On June 30th New York’s city council voted to cut nearly $484 million from the NYPD’s annual $6 billion budget and shift funding to other agencies as well as youth and social services programming.

According to a USA Today summary, “the changes will cancel a nearly 1,200-person police recruiting class set for next month (though another class in October is scheduled to go forward), curtail overtime spending and shift school safety, crossing guards and homeless outreach away from the NYPD.” (emphasis mine)

COVID’s Silver Lining

 

On my weekly trip to the supermarket, I was stopped as I walked in by a long-time and very competent store employee who told me that no longer can we bring our own bags from home. Instead we have to use plastic bags.

Hallelujah. A hoped-for consequence has fruited.

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It’s often argued that China “dumps” products into the North American market, and this is a “very bad thing” which must be countered with anti-dumping tariffs. One such product is drywall. Chinese drywall is simply too cheap, and domestic drywall manufacturers need governments to retaliate with tariffs. Preview Open

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Employees of a non-profit in Seattle, Washington had been loving their new increased minimum wage… until it meant that they were making too much money to qualify for subsidized housing. Now, they’re asking to work fewer hours, for more money. Why? Preview Open

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