Tag Archives: Beer

HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS CARTOON: Steeler Beer

This cartoon is for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Steelers fans grouse about $9 beer at Heinz Field…then buy them. What would they do if it went even higher?

$100 Beer at the Game

Chained CPI

Democrats and Republicans both want to reduce the deficit using an accounting gimmick called “Chained CPI.” Under the Chained Consumer Price Index, increases in prices of products are ignored. Instead, it is assumed that consumers downgrade their purchases to cheaper products when prices for those they currently buy increase to the point that they can no longer afford them. Then the government uses these phony calculations to justify smaller cost of living increases to recipients of Social Security and other beneficiaries of programs indexed to inflation.

When We’ll Take the Environment Seriously

The arctic melts. The gulf stream stutters. Average temperatures rise. Species go extinct. Yet no one takes the destruction of the environment seriously. What would it take for that to change?