Footloose & fanciful: Finding your way through the thicket of $200 shoes
Ben Kaplan, National Post
With the launch of Nike’s new $300 basketball sneakers, a shoe called the LeBron X Nike Plus, named for NBA basketball player LeBron James, a new threshold has been crossed in sportswear. While the average name-brand running shoe still sits somewhere around $150, it’s an opportune time to examine our relationship with how much we’re willing to spend on a shoe.
Increase the cost of cigarettes to snuff out smoking in Nunavut: study
"Price is the single most important influence on tobacco consumption levels, cessation and prevention"
More than two of every three Nunavut Inuit smoke daily despite the increased risks to these smokers of developing tuberculosis, lung cancer and other illnesses, along with the high cost of a daily tobacco habit, which can range up to $6,000 a year for an individual smoker.