Tags » Profit Motive

VIOLENT NURSING HOME PATIENTS AND THE PROFIT MOTIVE

I remember reading what I considered to be a dramatic article about violent nursing home residents, written by Thomas Zambito (The New York Daily News, December 18, 2000). 682 more words

Nursing Homes

International Unions Denounce Austerity Programs in Greece!

By Meryl Simon

As a person who loves Greece—its literature and magnificent works of art—and has studied its language and rich history, I’ve been tremendously affected by the intense suffering of its people as a result of actions by the Troika (the European Commission, the Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund). 1,212 more words

Labor Unions

NHS - a national religion

It seems to me that the National Health Service has become something akin to a new religion in this country. Its holiness is unquestionable; its integrity is unimpeachable; its right to exist and to grow cannot be assailed. 740 more words

Politics

Actually It's About Ethics in Arbitrage Opportunities

One of the more fun classic economics papers is Radford’s “The Economic Organization of a P.O.W. Camp“.

The key paragraph:

We reached a transit camp in Italy about a fortnight after capture and received ¼ of a Red Cross food parcel each a week later.

1,190 more words
Economics

My Business Is Our Business

I’ve been going on 4-5 months now unemployed. I’ve sent probably a hundred resumes, applications, and inquiry emails over that time, and the only responses I got was to tell me that I was overqualified to work at a grocery store. 917 more words

Zero Waste

Earning a Crust by Trevor Plumbly

Dollars and Sense?

As the old Jewish saying goes, ‘There’s no profit in looking in another man’s pocket.’ By and large, I’ve done my best in life to avoid doing that, but a newspaper article the other day forced a bit of a rethink. 624 more words

Trevor's Posts