Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TFP Column: What's A Fair Price For Safety

The ideas for columns often come to me at strange times and from unusual places. The thought behind this week's effort for the Toledo Free Press, "What's A Fair Price For Safety" came from a comparison made in casually in conversation. This casual thought found expression in as a comment to a post on the reasons behind the union-led demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin over a proposed change in state law in well-respected blogger and occasional radio talk show host Maggie Thurber's blog Thurber's Thoughts.

With a reply by her to that comment, Maggie in turn set my mind to the task of expanding that thought into a cohesive piece of writing (or at least as cohesive a piece as I am capable of). Once again, editor-in-chief Michael Miller was gracious enough to place "What's A Fair Price For Safety" online at the TFP website early this week. This means that you will have the rest of the week to spend going over not only the mid-week Star edition, but the flagship edition at the end of the week.

I'm sure that by the time the weekend arrives, that there will be many exciting stories to follow in Toledo largest Sunday circulation newspaper, The Toledo Free Press.

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