Here in New York, one of the controversial issues of the day is a proposed new tax on strip bars and erotic dance clubs. Patrons would be required to pay a $10 admission surcharge, with proceeds ostensibly going to help "victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse and child prostitution."
One strategy for dealing with the financial crisis is to try to persuade one's commercial landlord to cut some slack on the rent. However, last week I heard a rather striking story about a sustainable food start-up that did not have to ask for help--the landlord came to the founder with an offer for an extensive period of free rent and a substantial capital investment.
'The information age is being sabotaged!' This statement should be the head lines of the media. Why? Our modern society depends to a large degree on information, know how, science, education, media, and the Internet.