WOSU News Archives For: June 16, 2010

A Libertarian Runs For Ohio Governor

12:00AM
June
16, 2010

Ohio voters who don’t want to vote for Democrat Ted Strickland or Republican challenger John Kasich for governor do have other choices this November. A few minor party candidates are also running. Among them is Libertarian Ken Matesx. Following the libertarian philosophy, he’s pushing for big cuts in government programs and big cuts in taxes.

Few Federal Rules for Private Planes and Passengers

12:00AM
June
16, 2010

A California woman remains in federal custody after prosecutors say she tried to smuggle marijuana in a dozen suitcases on board a private plane. Investigators suspect she had done the same thing several times. The case raises questions about luggage screening on private aircraft. WOSU reports there are very few federal security mandates surrounding private aviation.

The Cost of Low Prices – The Bill Is Coming

12:00AM
June
16, 2010

We live in a world of an expanding scope of products many of which have steadily dropping prices. A computer that once cost $3,000 now costs $300. While advances in technology and transportation and increasing corporate efficiency have their benefits, WOSU commentator Andrew miller wonders about the long-term cost.