Links for September 1st

  • Wall Street Journal: Waffle House Index Measures Hurricane Recovery
    Their approach to disaster recovery is impressive. People have to eat, Waffle House wants to make money—everybody wins.
  • Wikipedia: Bunyip
    There's a widespread Australian Aboriginal belief in the "bunyip," a terrifying, water-dwelling mythological creature. It's theorized that these stories arose from occasional discoveries of fossilized bones from any of the many enormous prehistoric marsupials that could be found wandering around Australia until about 40,000 years ago.
  • New York Times: Where Pay for Chief Executives Tops the Company Tax Burden
    A study of the Fortune 100 has found that at least 25 of them paid their CEO more last year than they paid in federal taxes. eBay, Boeing, GE, and Verizon all made the list. This makes it rather difficult to takes seriously claims of excessive taxation of major U.S. businesses.

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4 replies on “Links for September 1st”

  1. The fact that 25% of the top 100 pay more to CEO’s than the federal government seems more than ample reason why should reform our tax code. Of course given our current party structure and political climate that won’t happen unless some unforeseen manifestation of clarity where to occur.

    Perhaps it will have to get worse before it gets better but I hope not.

  2. That is a great article about Waffle House. I remember going there a lot in high school, but I haven’t been since. People seem to make fun of it, but I kind of miss it.

  3. Gotta get that cholesterol!

    That strategy of opening after a disaster was described to me by a local restauranteur who started his success post-Korean War by buying a small diner and being the only one to stay open during disaster recovery from the flood of 1955 – he went on to open several local businesses and give them to his many brothers and sisters to successfully run. Very down to earth guy and I was fortunate to hear his tales during a long 2 hour breakfast seated near him at his restaurant. I was late for work but it was worth it.

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