Archive: Apr 2008

Payday Loans Cost Borrowers Less, Study Finds

This week, researchers at East Carolina University’s Department of Economics published an analysis on the most common interest rates of payday loans compared to charges by bank overdraft services.
Posted April 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Report Rejects Personal Responsibility

Radical obesity crusader Harold Goldstein believes that Americans simply can’t be trusted with the complex task of feeding themselves. Today, he drove home that point in a study…
Posted April 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

Blacklisted Bacon

Los Angeles food cops have blacklisted bacon. As a result, the city’s law enforcement is on the lookout for the most notorious ring of pork pushers: food cart vendors…
Posted April 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

TV Talking Heads Rarely Major In Math. Or Science.

Bostonians who watch WBZ-TV News saw something last night that’s all too common in our national discussion about trace levels of mercury in tuna: a television reporter who can’t…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Patronizing Activists Hit Food, Fuel, Funds

With soaring gas prices and food shortages approaching “global crisis” level, more and more Americans are tightening their belts. While anti-fat fanatics fight to ban “unhealthy” foods (or…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Group Endorses Fresh Eggs. Just Kidding.

We’ve been saying for years that the misnamed Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is really a “humane society” in name only. The group doesn’t run any pet…
Posted April 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Saving The Planet, One Empty Stunt At A Time

As plenty of cynics and even some environmentalists are pointing out, Earth Day bears little resemblance to the annual call to action that first emerged in 1970. What was once…
Posted April 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

An Inconvenient Petri Dish

With the help of today’s New York Times, the anti-everything fanatics at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are announcing a $1 million prize for anyone who…
Posted April 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

NYC Menu Labeling Misses The Point

A New York Times editorial today suggests that restaurants opposed to mandatory menu labeling “must have missed the news that New Yorkers gained 10 million pounds over the last…
Posted April 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

New York City Puts Guilt On The Menu

There has been plenty of big news in the Big Apple this month. Yesterday, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York upheld the city’s decision to…
Posted April 17, 2008 at 12:00 am