Where I am not shopping for alcohol in Lubbock, Texas

Michael Giberson From the Pinkies website: Tom “Pinkie” Roden established Pinkie’s back in 1934, less than one year after the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified (by an extraordinary 73%), ending 14 years of prohibition. Carrying on the work that Pinkie started back in 1934, we have grown into a chain of fifteen wine … More Where I am not shopping for alcohol in Lubbock, Texas

Congressman to Western New York gasoline retailers: We will be watching you

Michael Giberson From the Buffalo, New York, BusinessFirst: In a letter sent May 13 by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz to Higgins, the agency said after a careful and extensive investigation, regulators could not find any evidence of illegal activity in gasoline markets in any of the affected cities. The agency monitored prices in Buffalo, Jamestown, … More Congressman to Western New York gasoline retailers: We will be watching you

Price Fishback on the Great Depression and today

Lynne Kiesling Price Fishback is one of the best economic historians of the U.S. in the early 20th century, and he’s written a three-part series of posts on the current comparisons to the Great Depression at Freakonomics. Part 1, How Does the Current Crisis Compare to the Great Depression?, puts our current unemployment and GDP … More Price Fishback on the Great Depression and today

2009 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey

Lynne Kiesling Johnson Controls and the International Facilities Management Association have released their third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. As summarized in this GreenBiz article, More than 70 percent of respondents are paying more attention to energy efficiency now than they were in 2008. Eighty-five percent of executives believe significant legislation mandating energy efficiency and/or … More 2009 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey