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The Altruism of Economics

The Altruism of Economics

Jul 18, 2009-- "Layoffs were needed and among the casualties were six firefighters, including, most regrettably, a young man who'd recently rescued several children from a burning apartment building. The job cuts were due to go into effect the first week of January. But then something remarkable happened. The men and women of the Yonkers Fire Department offered to work days free for six months so their colleagues could save their jobs. "Everyone is aware of what is going on with the economy," explains Patrick Brady, president of the local firefighter's union. "We banded together and voted to save our brethren." This article shares more on the altruism of economics. (4441 reads)

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