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Maine’s Biggest Employer, Maine’s Smallest Employer, and Eliot Cutler’s Campaign Account

Today, Independent candidate for Governor of Maine Eliot Cutler met the legally-required deadline for him to send campaign contribution data for the Spring of 2014 to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. I encourage you to take a look at the report for yourself. Here’s what I noticed.

Maine is not a [...]

Ramen Economics at the Kroger

Inexplicably, people just aren’t buying anti-Bush bumper stickers like they used to, and with my budget pretty tight lately my menu has shifted toward ramen noodles. Last week at my neighborhood Kroger grocery here in Columbus, I noticed an “everyday low price” of 15 cents for one packet of Maruchan ramen noodles:

Usually, when [...]

Closed Stores In Small Towns Are Already Here

When we suffered, Wall Street told us to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Now that it’s having economic problems, Wall Street is asking us to lend it our bootstraps, so that it can pull itself back up. [...]