It’s the principle

    And you thought CDs were overpriced. A township council in Bridgewater, N.J.,  just dropped $17,000 on a CD. When a township resident disputed the $5 charge on a CD copy of a 2008 council meeting, the council did what any average government agency would do: argued against common sense.


    Though the town coucil offered to settle the matter, the Associated Press reports, the resident wanted justice for the extra money he’d pay (after the state council valued the disc at 96 cents).

    Bridgewater Council ended up paying $14,000 in legal fees, $3,500 for the resident’s legal fees and of course, $4.04 to make up the charge for the CD.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal