The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Whereas Poor People Have to Take the Bus
“De Blasio’s Anti-Rich Policies Are Driving Wealthy People Out of NYC”–headline, New York Post, March 2
Two Papers in One!
Longest Books Ever Written
“Which Reporters Did the Clinton White House Consider Friendly?”–headline, FoxNews.com, Feb. 28
News of the Tautological
“Track and Field Squads Hoping to Accomplish Goals”–headline, Burbank (Calif.) Leader, Feb. 28
Math Is Hard
From a Huffington Post post by Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton’s secretary of labor:
Walmart spent $7.6 billion last year buying back shares of its own stock–a move that papered over its falling profits. Had it used that money on wages instead, it could have given its workers a raise from around $9 an hour to almost $15.
Because there’s no better strategy for dealing with falling profits than by increasing costs!
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