I have read a couple of stories about a British village that has a 'free' garden set up. It isn't localized but rather uses what ever space is available around public buildings or medians or even private lawns. This takes that idea a good bit farther. I rather like the idea. I noticed the concern expressed near the end about people who might harvest more than their fair share. However, the English town found they had no problem with that. Maybe once the citizens of Seattle got used to having a 'food forest' where they could harvest fresh fruits and vegetables they would not be as gluttonous as feared. I wonder if they would actually be able to recognize the fruits and veggies without those being on a labeled can or plastic bags.
Point taken, Kay, and I amend my comment: BofA is still acting badly. David Trainer at Market Watch has an interesting assessment of BofA. He lists four symptoms of an ailing financial institution and claims BofA has shown all of them over the last year. The last--squeezing its customers--they have tried more than once.
Oh, Yeah, WiseFather. BofA does need another smack. I noticed on an economics news segment last night that the reporter softened the BofA action a bit by noting that many of the big banks are changing their rules to eliminate free checking and add fees. The practice then becomes a 'new normal' implying that we all should just suck it up and get with the program. I think that is ridiculous. Take your money to a bank that treats its depositors with respect. And, after my bankruptcy almost a decade ago, I swore off credit cards. I have a debit card that I use and I watch it carefully. I love my little local bank but I don't care to subsidize it with overdraft fees. By the way, welcome and hope you come back.
Karoli at Crooks & Liars expresses perfectly my thoughts as I read that article about the poor, beleaguered Wall Street types who find their bonuses have been severely reduced. I agree with the point made late in the commentary that these guys actually
I have said often here that I am a 'medical minimalist.' I don't mean I am anti-medicine; I think it is over emphasized and over used. And I don't think it has really made us any healthier over all. This New York Times editorial reinforces my attitude. I will see a doctor when something is wrong--not before.