Is a Post-disaster Building Permit Fee Increase an Example of Price Gouging?

Michael Giberson After a severe thunderstorm pelted The Village, Oklahoma with “golf ball- to grapefruit-size hail,” leaving almost all of the 5000 or so homes in the town in need of roof and other repairs, the city council voted to increase the cost of a building permit from $110 to $150. A couple of folks … More Is a Post-disaster Building Permit Fee Increase an Example of Price Gouging?

The Ajax Soccer Talent Factory

Michael Giberson The New York Times Magazine has a feature article on the Ajax soccer development program – they recruit players as young as 7 years old and train them to 19 years if the player is good enough to be kept with the program. Like the development programs of other soccer teams, Ajax begun … More The Ajax Soccer Talent Factory