April 18, 2024 1:18 pm

Could Virtual Cashiers Be the Future of the Restaurant Industry?

Having someone take your fast-food order on a virtual call may seem strange, but the benefits speak for themselves.

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April 12, 2024 1:00 am

Brickbat: Too Sweet? Too Harsh.

In Nigeria, Chioma Okoli faces up to three years in prison and a fine of 7 million naira (around $5,600 U.S.) after posting on Facebook that she found a tomato puree made by local company Erisco Foods Limited to be too sweet. Police have charged her under the nation’s cybercrimes law with “the intention of…

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April 10, 2024 1:20 am

Fatness Epidemic Kills More People Each Day Than Covid Ever Did

Why are there no daily warnings recounting the number of people who die from heart disease, diabetes, and other issues directly caused by crappy metabolic health?

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March 27, 2024 9:01 pm

Most Americans Aren’t Buying Biden’s Misleading Narrative That the Economy Is Getting Better

The question of how best to measure inflation has no single and straightforward answer, but most people know that the president’s economic claims aren’t true.

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March 25, 2024 1:00 am

Brickbat: When the Moon Hits Your Eye

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has approved clean air rules for coal- and wood-fired stoves that could force some pizzerias to install expensive emission control devices or go out of business. Some pizzerias that have already installed emission control systems to meet the new mandate said it cost them over $600,000, a price others…

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March 21, 2024 8:45 am

After Nearly 20 Years, They Finally Freed the Frozen Cherry Pie

The market offers many alternatives to bad desserts. We don’t need the FDA to step in.

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March 20, 2024 10:30 am

No Ice Cream Price Gouging Thanks to Substitutes

Unilever’s split from its ice cream division shows market share and market power are very different concepts.

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March 16, 2024 4:00 am

Seattle Law Mandating Higher Delivery Driver Pay Is a Disaster

Just two weeks after the law went into effect, Seattleites had to contend with $26 coffees and $32 sandwiches.

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