1/31/08 NYS Restaurant Association Sues to Stop Diners at Fastfood Chains Finding Out How Much They Are Eating, Crain's NY. The New York State Restaurant Association has filed a federal lawsuit today to block Mayor Bloomberg's effort to require the large chains like McDonald's - about 10 percent of NYC restaurants - to list calorie information on their menus clearly. The law suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was filed 10 days after the NYC Board of Health passed the new rule, effective March 31. Comment: The NYSRA website does not disclose who their members are on the "Who We Are" site or the NYC site. Do the chains know what the NYSRA is doing in their name? 1/9/08 McDonald's -- Much Maligned, Adrian E. Tschoegl, Wharton School, argues that McDonald's serves as an engine of economic development - providing training, encouraging entrepreneurship and serving as a model of cleanliness and organization. Comment: The Invisible Hand takes a compnay quite farin making the world a better place. Does a company have to be pursuing CSR to get credit for what it is doing? 11/29/07 Penny Foolish, NY Times Op-Ed. McDonalds and Taco Bell agreed to pay migrant workers an extra penny per pound for picking tomatoes. But the deal has fallen apart because Burger King refused to go along with the agreement.