It is unfortunate that the Pennsylvania Department of Banking, in the purportedly free-market embracing administration of Gov. Tom Corbett, is persecuting the innovative Whalebone Cafe Bank because it hasn't paid enough fealty to the trade-restraining bureaucrats in Harrisburg. ("Shadyside Ice Cream Bank Wants To Handle Your Cold, Hard Cash," Sept. 13)
The agreement between the depositors and the bank owners is a voluntary mutually agreed upon transaction. As such, no one's rights are being violated and there is consequently no role for government.
AMESH A. ADALJA
Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
I will never, ever, never buy another soft drink at Heinz Field -- and I've been a season ticket holder for 33 years.
Coke was a tradition there. It won't be the same. Pepsi is perceived as a second-class drink for a first-class team.
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