Simply Fair: Others Input

Others: categories we should consider.

Experiences for this category include:

    • Douglas Bedell

      Fairness, and Fortitude, at a Genius Bar

      I had a fairness ordeal at the Apple store in Park City, Pa., a while back. After about an hour and a half, two Apple techs at the Genius Bar finally unlocked my Apple ID so I could have full use of my iPhone and iPad Mini. (Apple had locked it upon suspicion of unauthorized use, without calling me...
      • Douglas Bedell

        Seeking the Spotlight, We Can Be Too Far Out

        Fairness is like a trapeze at a circus – how much swing does it have, or should it have? If it goes too far, the artists may miss their targets, their intentions. Everyone wants to be fair, but some swing too far out. Who’s to say how far that is? Maybe a community like those of us...
        • Douglas Bedell

          Retailers Trifling With Employees' Lives

          Let's consider what an economy is about – the efficient arrangement of resources, including human ones, to serve people fairly toward worthy ends. That's our view, at least, of what an economy is about. In the context of fairness, efficiency doesn't include treating employees as thumbtacks,...
          • Douglas Bedell

            Fall Slipping Back a Bit

            By Douglas Bedell

            Categories: others

            For leaf coloring, October is November this year. But how lovely it's been walking and driving through these later fall days!
            • Ryan Sweeney

              A Lesson For Us All

              A couple of weeks ago, we returned home from a weekend trip to see the in-laws to find that 2 bikes were stolen from our 10 year old son.  The first bike wasn't a huge loss as it was a hand me down leftover bike from an older cousin.  The second bike though, was devastating for my son....
              • Douglas Bedell

                Bangladesh Amputees Face a Forbidding Future

                The Wall Street Journal, bless it, has a story about how the more than 30 workers who lost limbs when their garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh may be faced with becoming beggars for lack of any way to build on their initial medical care. "If they don't get financial support," says a trade...
                • Douglas Bedell

                  Emergency Responders at the Ready

                  It's gratifying to know that emergency responders are already at their posts, whether Sandy strikes or not. It's likely to, and that's enough. At the federal level, there's the Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA), and, in our state of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management...
                  • Douglas Bedell

                    A Fearsome Storm Approaches

                    By Douglas Bedell

                    Categories: others

                    Spokesmen for the National Weather Service and other meteorologists have been doing a terrific job describing the likely late-fall, early-winter natrure of "Frankenstorm" Sandy when it comes ashore late Monday or Tuesday, slamming into Delaware or New Jersey. We got the last "D" batteries today in...