Yesterday, I got something wrong. I wrote:
There are multiple reports in the Chicago media that the city's lawmakers will consider a proposal to tax retailers retailers who use self-checkout lanes instead of employing cashiers.
According to the story, Eighth Ward Council Member Devon Reid "envisions a tax of about $5,000 per kiosk each year."
It was pointed out to me by a number of MNB readers yesterday that Reid is an elected official in Evanston, Illinois, which, while part of the Chicago metropolitan area, is definitely not Chicago.
If a self-checkout tax is levied in this case, it will be in Evanston, not Chicago.
Which is still, in my view, a stupid public policy decision.
But, I got a basic fact of the story wrong.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.