Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Doorbusters” and the American Way

I would like to remind people that the term "doorbusters," that is now used widely by Kohl's, JCPenney, and practically every retailer in their advertisements was created after the death of a Wal-Mart worker named Jdimytai Damour in 2008. He died on Black Friday, trampled to death by shoppers who cared about nothing but scoring [...]

By |2018-02-11T16:30:55+00:00November 30th, 2013|Incivility, bad manners|0 Comments

Policy leaders out to lunch on food policy and people

I feel great dismay at the Thanksgiving news that Governor Cuomo of New York is giving away $4.5 million to food banks. Even the food bank industry itself has said that the ultimate cost-efficient solution to starving New Yorkers is income and increasing the coverage of the Food Stamp program, as well as increasing the [...]

By |2018-02-11T14:05:03+00:00November 30th, 2013|Poverty and income|0 Comments