Thursday, November 12, 2009

Weekend Reading

I just added to my Favorites Blogroll in the sidebar. Oklahoma Policy Institute began operations on January 28, 2008. It is a results-oriented, analytical organization "aimed at alleviating poverty, promoting fiscal responsibility, and expanding economic opportunity." You might want to read the article on the closing of the Mercury Marine plant in Stillwater. The company's tactics have angered the people of Oklahoma (the loser) and Wisconsin (the winner).

Nebraska Appleseed, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest law project, has published its analysis of the Nebraska meat-packing industry, "The Speed Kills You." For some this may be all it takes to become a vegetarian. However, the report has some worthy ideas for improving the workers' compensation system beginning at page 49. One is to set every case for hearing within six months of filing the claim. In Oklahoma we could shorten this to two or three months, thus reducing lost worker time. Something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a big fan of OKPolicy too - great data! This article from the NY Times in early Oct about beef inspections is horrifying