Archive for November, 2012

How the gas crunch could have been alleviated

04 Nov

While driving back from the Hackensack Costco a few minutes ago, where the blue laws were suspended today,  and seeing so many gas stations closed, it dawned on me that the oil companies and the the big box stores, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Target, etc., could have come to the rescue by leasing–or donating–generators to the gas stations that lost power and cannot pump the gas out of their tanks.  Whether  this would have eliminated the short-term shortage is doubtful, but at least more gas would have been flowing to drivers who have to now wait hours in line.  Of course, prices should rise to reflect the demand/supply reality but that obviously is too much common sense for our intrepid leaders to contemplate.

Where are the creative folks in corporate America?  And what a PR coup for “big business” if they  had been proactive and used a little imagination.

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Posted in New Jersey


Suspend the blue laws…permanently

04 Nov

Sunday blue laws in are suspended in Hackensack and Mahwah today because of Hurricane/tropical storm Sandy.  Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan wants  the state to suspend blue laws throughout the county today as well…but only for today.

Here is a better idea.  Suspend the blue laws permanently so consumers have choices seven days a week.  Sunday blue laws are a defacto establishment of religion.  If people want a “day of rest” they don’t need a law to take a day off.  For those of us who want to shop on Sunday, leave us alone.

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Posted in Local government, New Jersey


Chris Christie embraces left-wing policies and the Star-Ledger cheers him on

03 Nov

In the free market blogosphere, Governor Christie has been pilloried on two of the most read pro liberty websites for his support of price gouging laws—and rightfully so, while the Star-Ledger proudly cheers him on, citing his leadership during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Posted in Federal Government, New Jersey, State government