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Stat of the Day: Thanksgiving Costs Up a Record 20%, but Prescription Drug Prices Decline

As we approach Thanksgiving, you may have heard (or personally experienced) that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is up a record 20%.

Meanwhile, guess what's actually declined in price, according to the federal government itself.  That would be prescription drug prices, which declined 0.1% last month alone.

Perhaps the Biden Administration should focus on helping everyday Americans afford Thanksgiving, rather than artificially imposing innovation-killing government price controls on lifesaving drugs, which are actually declining in price and nowhere near the inflation rate afflicting other consumer costs.…[more]

November 17, 2022 • 11:48 AM

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Home Jester's Courtroom Seinfeld's Wife Did Not Cook the Books
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Tuesday, June 08 2010

A U.S. federal court of appeals ruled that Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook, "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food," did not plagiarize author Missy Chase Lapines' rival cookbook, "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals."
 
In a lawsuit Seinfeld's comedic husband Jerry has jokingly called a case of "vegetable plagarism," the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the two books are "not confusingly similar," adding in its written ruling that, "stockpiling vegetable purees for covert use in children's food is an idea that cannot be copyrighted."
 
In court papers, lawyers for Jessica Seinfeld had accused Lapine of falsely claiming she invented the idea of hiding fruits and vegetables in children's meals when "countless prior works utilized this very same unprotectable idea."

 Despite the latest court ruling, Lapine's lawyer noted that his client continues to pursue a defamation action against Jerry Seinfeld in New York state court.

—Source:  CBSNews.com and The Wall Street Journal

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