No keeping down the free market of loose cigarettes as demonstrated by one Lonnie Warner. His thriving enterprise on Eighth Avenue, though small, seems to mirror much that goes on further downtown on Wall Street as well as in DC. The NYTimes has the story.And Joe Nocerra, now an op-ed columnist, explains how GE eludes U.S. taxes, thanks to our very own U.S. Congress. "Who Could Blame Them"; here.
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.