One of the underpinnings of a capitalistic system is the notion of perfect information. The theory is that if consumers have complete information about a product — price, quality, etc. — they will be better able to make purchasing choices. On the flip side, companies that provide the best products for the best price will survive and thrive.
By Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune
March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
There are many different choices of food at the pet store, and short of sampling them yourself, you're going to have to rely on your pet's feedback to learn whether or not the food is appealing. But because pets can't fill out a review, we grilled veterinarians to learn what you should be looking at when shopping for cat and dog food to make the best decision.
By Oliva Fortson, The Charlotte Observer
March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
You don't have to flip through a fashion magazine to see that dresses and tops with cut-outs that show sexy little glimpses of skin are one of this year's hottest fashion trends. Just look around at the next gala or special event you attend -- there's likely to be at least one person showing off the style.
Dan Berne began his novel, "The Gods of Second Chances," three years ago as a longtime resident of Vancouver. Now a resident of Portland, Berne will be reading his novel Sunday at Powell's City of Books in Portland as part of its debut launch.
Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start kindergarten program has been named one of 15 first-place Magna Award winners by the American School Board Journal, published by the National School Boards Association. The annual awards recognize best practices in school district leadership.
In her March 1 letter, "Leave tactics in hands of responder," Kate Ketcham implored us to establish all Clark County buildings as weapon-free zones. Ketcham espouses empathy for potential victims of workplace violence and suggests that first responders handle violent confrontations. The recent shooting Ketcham refers to at a county building saw a co-worker accost and disarm the assailant, but not before the intended victim received multiple gunshot wounds. The question is: Would first responders have been able to prevent loss of life?
Why should we raise the minimum wage? Why should we reward people with few job skills with more money? What makes these workers think they are worth more than the current minimum wage? Higher wages go along with more education and higher-risk jobs, not selling burgers or bagging groceries.
Let's be real. It's one thing to say that Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula "cannot be allowed to stand," as many foreign policy sages have proclaimed. It's quite another to do something about it.