By Sam Staley | Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 3:22 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: The Founder and the Questionable Ethics of Business
Those looking for an inspiring story of entrepreneurship won’t find one in The Founder, the new biopic depicting Ray Kroc’s dogged pursuit of building the McDonald’s Corp into an iconic brand and food-industry juggernaut. According to the screenwriter and story told on the big screen, little joy comes from the Golden Arches as Kroc...
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Tags: business ethics, fast food, film review, McDonald's, multi-national corporation, ray kroc
By Mary Theroux | Tuesday August 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM PDT | 2 Comments
Sixteen year-old Olympian gold medalist Gabby Douglas—a model of sweet humility, giving “all the glory to God”—had her well-deserved turn in the spotlight with Jay Leno last night, and was treated to a dose of humiliation from our self-appointed nutrition czarina, Mrs. Obama. Asked what she did to celebrate her stunning performance in London,...
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Tags: Children, Christianity, Egg McMuffin, Family, fast food, Food, Gabby Douglas, Jay Leno, Liberty, Michelle Obama, Miss Manners, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, scold, Sports, Tonight Show
By Anthony Gregory | Monday July 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM PDT | 26 Comments
In the last two weeks, we have seen the weakness of many left-liberals’ support for civil liberties. Last week, progressive bloggers, activists, and politicians piled on Chick-fil-A, whose president Dan Cathy has spoken critically of and supported groups that oppose gay marriage. For his stance on this issue, which is not all that different...
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Tags: Aurora shootings, authoritarianism, Big Brother, blacklists, boycott, Censorship, Chick-fil-A, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Criminal Justice, Culture, Dan Cathy, Fascism, fast food, gay marriage, gay rights, Gun Control, Law, Liberalism, Log Cabin Republicans, Morality, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Police, Progressivism, Rahm Emanuel, Red Scares, Second Amendment, secularism, Thomas Menino, traditional marriage
By David J. Theroux | Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM PDT | 3 Comments
Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central hilariously skewers the hypocrisy, authoritarianism, and foolishness of “progressive” San Francisco’s Nanny-State ban of Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants in the city. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook HT: Carl Haberberger
Tags: Aasif Mandvi, authoritarianism, Business, California, Civil Society, Corporatism, Crappy Meal, Culture, Entertainment, Eric Mar, Family, Fascism, fast food, Food, Gavin Newsom, happy meals, Healthcare, Humor, Liberty, McDonald's, Media, Mercantilism, Morality, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Politics, Power, progressives, progressivism, Property Rights, Regulation, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, The State, Urban Issues, Video, Welfare
By Anthony Gregory | Thursday November 4, 2010 at 10:38 AM PDT | 5 Comments
San Francisco, a wonderful American city known for its traditions of tolerance and freedom, banned Happy Meals. My home county of Santa Clara already had. So this isn’t just the most far-left radicals pushing this agenda; it’s the center-left progressives who dominate the Bay Area. Some friends have wondered why I care about this...
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Tags: American culture, anti-American, authoritarianism, Big Mac, Bill of Rights, busybodies, children, Crackerjack, Culture, Family, family, fast food, Food, Government subsidies, Healthcare, intolerance, leftists, liberalism, McDonald's, Nanny State, Politics, progressivism, Property Rights, Regulation, San Francisco, The State, toys, Welfare
By Mary Theroux | Monday May 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM PDT | 3 Comments
Once again leading the way in zany legislation, California’s Santa Clara County became the first locale to ban toy give-aways with meals exceeding the Department of Health and Human Service’s recommended maximums of 485 calories, or with more than 35 percent of their calories from fat or 10 percent from added sweeteners, or that...
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Tags: Business, California, Child Protective Services, childhood obesity, Civil Liberties, Department of Health and Human Service, Family, fast food, Food, Free Market, happy meals, Healthcare, Liberty, Obamacare, obesity, Personal Liberty, Property Rights, Regulation, Santa Clara County, Socialism, The State, War on Obesity