Sep
30

Baked by Regulation

The Friday File: The latest Easy Bake Oven comes with a new instruction: no light bulb needed! Consider it an unintended consequence of the government’s move to phase out incandescent bulbs. Designers of the EBO adapted and the ovens now have a heating element. But, parents may balk at the new price; $49.99 compared to 29.99 for the old one. So we must now spend $20 more to save 7 cents in electricity?

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