Entries by Andrew Cline

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Why should we have to ask permission to help each other?

WMUR’s Hometown Hero this week is Alexa Cannon, a Founder’s Academy senior who started delivering groceries to people after she lost her job. She’s one of many, from business owners to individuals, who have begun offering urgently needed services outside of traditional regulatory controls. Alene Candles in Milford has switched to making face shields for […]

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Government-inflated rents hurt even more during periods of economic decline

On April 1, rents were due for the first time since Gov. Chris Sununu declared a state emergency on March 13. News organizations reported on Granite Staters struggling to pay rent after suffering significant income loss in March. As communities come together to help each other through these difficult situations, it’s important to understand that […]

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A disease outbreak is a bad time to ban disposable plastics and paper

Forcing people to carry reusable food and beverage containers in public could accelerate the spread of microbes that cause infectious diseases, multiple academic studies suggest, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy shows in a new policy briefing paper.  As government strives to suppress the spread of the novel coronavirus, policymakers should immediately repeal laws, […]

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“Price gouging” and the toilet paper shortage

If you haven’t stocked up on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes or milk yet, good luck. By the time you read this, your local supermarket might well be out. At noon on Friday, the Bedford Market Basket had some scattered half gallons and a single gallon-jug of milk left. (It was chocolate, indicating poor […]