Business ethics and telemarketing

InfoUSA is a list broker, a company that aggregates personal data and sells it to telemarketers and catalog sales companies. The New York Times reports: InfoUSA advertised lists of “Elderly Opportunity Seekers,” 3.3 million older people “looking for ways to make money,” and “Suffering Seniors,” 4.7 million people with cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. “Oldies but Goodies” contained 500,000 gamblers over 55 years old, for 8.5 cents apiece. One list said: “These people are gullible.

Decision time

I vote we lock the governors of Arkansas and Kansas in a room, and we don’t let them out until they decide. It’s either (a) “kan-zuss” and “ar-kan-zuss” or it’s (b) “ar-ken-saw” and “ken-saw”. One or the other. I don’t care which, but it’s decision time.